Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year and A New Life in El Valle, Panama

 My Partner Gregg and I have now officially retired and moved to El Valle, Panama.
Never again will we have to endure a Canadian winter. Here in El Valle, Panama we have 2 seasons wet and dry. The average daily temperature is about 27 and the night time temperatures average 22 and it is like this year round. The one thing that is really different is the winds we get here are crazy. Last night they were blowing so hard they were blowing furniture across the patio. The town of EL Valle is in the crater of a dormant volcano. It is the second biggest inhabited crater in the world. Located about 2 1/2 hours from Panama City at an elevation of about 600 meters and with a population of 5,000 this tropical wonder has to be seen to be believed. The town is surrounded by lush green mountains and there is vegetation everywhere you look. Every tree that you look at is covered with orchids, bromeliads and ferns planted by mother nature.
This year my blog will have lots of pictures from here and some tatting here and there.

This is the view that we get to look at each morning as we have our breakfast on one of the covered patio's. Below is a scan of the snowflakes that I made and gave to friends this Christmas. This is a Celtic Snowflake and the pattern is from Ruth Perry. Thank you Ruth these made impressive gifts for my friends and they loved them. 


Madtatter80 said...

This is beautiful and great view too! Happy New year!

StringyDogs said...

You are braver than me! What an adventure, Panama. I hope it becomes home.
If the winds are a regular thing, maybe you can get some small wind turbines and generate some power.

Maureen said...

I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your new home - a part of the world I know nothing about.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Clyde, I'm sure you and Gregg will love the warmer temperatures! I look forward to seeing pictures of your new surroundings.

cepage1ca said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. It is a real adventure moving to a country where you do not know the language and the pace of life is slow, you know your neighbors its like going back to the 70's and I love it.

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