In the first half an hour of our first days sail in the Pacific we saw dolphins, caught a large Mahi Mahi and saw whales, all in the space of five frantic minutes! Wow what a welcome to the Pacific.
The tidal difference and currents here are more like home (UK) and keep the water nutrient rich. It’s a welcome change from the Caribbean Sea on the other side. Although the volume of floating debris both natural (logs and reeds) and garbage (plastic mostly with the occasional fridge) means we are keeping a sharp look out.
The Pearl islands were lovely, the water was slightly cooler and clearer than the Atlantic side of Panama and the beaches and islands were empty. Sadly all the beaches were covered in plastic and the amount of debris and plastic floating in the water was very distressing too.