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PANAMA ROUTE - Feb-April 2001 and Sept. 2001

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CASKE 2000 Itineraries:

After our documentary work with the Mayan people of Guatemala in December 2000, we took our winter break to work on the website. J-Philippe spent some of that time in South America. Look for his account of crossing the Amazon.

Hyperlinks will take you to highlights of the day (These are our rough daily notes. To read our full adventure, contact us to be notified when our book gets published. Distances are in nautical miles. One nautical mile is 1.853 kms or 1.151 statute miles.

Paddle the upper rio Chagres to Embera Drua February 2 to 9

Kuna Yala (San Blas Archipelago)
Documentary of the lifestyle of the Kunas

A rare opportunity to paddle the Kuna Yala (San Blas) brings us to Panama's South Atlantic coast ahead of schedule (February/March 2001).  To go visit the Kuna, we interrupted our paddling of the Pacific Coast. We will return to paddle the rest of the Panamanian Pacific Coast after the first part of the Panama coast in April-May 2001 after our visit to the Kunas.

Place of Interest Latitude
North
Longitude
West
Distance
in Nautical Miles
Date (Arriving)
Isla Tigre 9.26 78.314 03/10/01
Tigre Cemetary (mainland) 03/10/01
Tigre 9.26 78.314 03/10/01
Tupile 9.271 78.333 2 03/11/01
Ogopsibudup 9.288 78.373 4.5 03/11/01
Esnatupile 9.30 78.371 1.8 03/12/01
Chichirtupu 9.29 78.423 5.4 03/13/01
Rio Paloma 9.27 78.438 2.5 03/14/01
Chichirtupu 9.29 78.423 2.5 03/14/01
Nubesibudup 9.292 78.526 10 03/15/01
Maquina 2.5 03/17/01
Tubasunika 9.288 78.51 1.6 03/17/01
Carti Sugdup  3 days 9.282 78.576 6.6 03/18/01
Mulatupu   4 days 9.28 78.97 0.7 03/22/01
Carti Sugdup   3 days 9.282 78.576 0.7 03/27/01
Return Panama 03/31/01
Total 41

 

Panama: Puerto Armuelles - First Day Accident

Date (Arriving) Place of Interest Latitude
North
Longitude
West
Distance
in Nautical Miles
Date (Arriving)
           
08/28/01  Puerto Armuelles 8.156 82.519   04/18/01 
08/29/01 Palo Grande 1 day 8.18 82.365 17 04/19/01

Panama Hospital 04/20 - 04/27

Darien April 28 to May 12

Panama May 12 - 15

Ngobe May 16 to 27

Panama: Puerto Armuelles to Cambutal

Palo Grande 1 day 8.18 82.365 17 05/29/01
Pta Boca de Hacha 8.16 82.295 8.5 05/31/01 *8.5
Isla Parida 1 day 8.077 82.19 15 06/1/01 *15
Boca Chica 8.131 82.132 12 06/03/01 *12
Pto Bejuco 8.095 82.09 14 06/04/01 *14
Jacoy river 8.105 81.57 14 06/05/01 *14
Pta Entrada 8.04 81.435 17 06/06/01 *17
Pta 8.017 81.43 2.7 06/07/01
Pta Pajaron 7.54 81.375 11 06/07/01
Playa Brava 7.535 81.36 1.8 06/07/01 *15.5
Pta Muertos 7.517 81.367 2.2 06/08/01
Pta Roble 7.455 81.35 7.4 06/08/01
Pta Jabali 1 day 7.432 81.325 3.9 06/08/01 *13.5
Cativo 7.41 81.26 7.8 06/09/01 *7.8
Pta Cativo 7.4 81.265 1.5 06/10/01
Sta Catalina 2 days 7.375 81.16 12 06/10/01 *13.5
Isla Cebaco 7.34 81.07 11 06/13/01 *11
Pta Campana (Cebaco) 7.335 81.025 5.5 06/14/01 *5.5
Ens Duarte 7.31 80.57 7 06/15/01 *7
Pta Duarte 7.299 80.588 2.5 06/16/01
Quebro 7.245 80.555 7.5 06/16/01 *10
Ens. Naranjo 7.165 80.555 9.5 06/17/01 *9.5
Pta Naranjo 7.15 80.56 2 06/25/01
Pta Mariato 7.122 80.532 4.5 06/25/01
Camp A 7.127 80.515 2 06/18/01 *8.5
Camp B 7.125 80.435 9.5 06/19/01 *9.5
Pedregal 7.142 80.335 12 06/20/01 *12
Cambutal 7.149 80.296   06/21/01
         
Total     204  

Break - Return to Embera Drua


Panama: Cambutal to Panama City

Place of Interest Latitude
North
Longitude
West
Distance
in Nautical Miles
Date (Arriving)
         
Cambutal 7.149 80.296 09/14/01
Pta Ceiba (Guanico) 7.164 80.251 4.7 09/15/01 *7.5
P. Bucaro 7.208 80.24 4.6 09/16/01
Ens Bucaro 7.208 80.24 2.7 09/16/01 *7.3
Isla de Canas 7.255 80.157 5.6 09/17/01 *5.6
Venao (venado on maps) 7.259 80.115 5.7 09/18/01 *5.7
Los Destiladeros 7.272 80.032 8.5 09/19/01 *8.5
Pta Mala 7.25 80 3.8 09/19/01
El Toro 7.318 80.002 6.8 09/20/01 *10.6
La Candelaria 2 7.453 81 17 09/21/01 *17
Punta Tigre 7.38 80.028 10 09/22/01 *10
Isla Iguana 7.375 80.00 2.9 09/23/01 *2.9
Punta Tigre 7.38 80.028 2.9 09/24/01
Camp D 7.45 80.095 11 09/24/01 *14
La Enea 7.52 80.169 10 09/25/01 *10
Pta (no name) 8 80.215 7.7 09/26/01
Monagrillo 8.012 80.26 5.3 09/26/01 *13
Sarigua 8.03 80.28 3.1 09/27/01
Pta Piedra 8.11 80.225 11 09/27/01 *14.1
Camp F 8.175 80.21 8 09/28/01 *8
Playa Blanca 8.20 80.09 14 10/29/01 *14
Playa Santa Clara 8.225 80.065 4.1 10/30/01 *4.1
Playa Rio Mar 8.273 79.582 10 10/01/01 *10
Nueva Gorgona 8.332 79.519 9 10/02/01 *9
Chame 8.392 79.419 12 10/03/01 *12
Cana 8.43 79.452 5.1 10/04/01 *5.1
Playa Veracruz (Panama City) 8.536 79.361 14 10/06/01 *11
         
Total     200  

These distances are GPS data, they do not take in consideration the drifting, ferry angles and times we paddled slightly off course.


The non-kayaking days are used to rest, share experiences with local people, write articles and prepare the next updates of our website.

1 km = 0.62 statute miles   /   1 statute mile = 1.61 kilometers

1 Nautical Mile = 1.85 km   /    1km = 0.54 Nautical Miles

1 Nautical Mile = 1.15 miles (statute)   /    1 mile (statute) = 0.87 N. Miles

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