Huts


 

Huts
Tourist restaurant with small huts inside the Balboa Causeway at the entrance of the Panama Canal on the Pacific Side.  A giant lush green tree hovers over the huts below.

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2 thoughts on “Huts”

  1. Hola Omar,
    I think we have eaten at this place. Or one very similar. It was soon after Panama got control of the canal zone and developers started converting the causeway into a tourist area. Before that, the military just had a barely usable roadway from the mainland to Isla Flamenco where Fort Grant was located. We had unbelievable views from the top of the isla, on a clear day Isla de Taboga was visible. The whole area now is crowded with shops and restaurants and other attractions for the tourist. Isla Perico, next to Fort Grant, was the US Navy’s radar site for coastal defense alerts. I do not know if any of that is still in operation now that we have satellites everywhere?
    Great memories of swimming off the canal side of the isla.

    1. Hola Jim y Nena:

      I’m so glad I opened the lid for your memories to come out of the bottle. The causeway was recently renovated with a four-lane highway connecting the islands of Flamenco, Perico, and Naos. All the military equipment is gone, only the memories remain. The ruins of the forts are still there, on top of the hill. For sometime Noriega had an elite military force headquartered in one of these islands, I don’t remember which one. That is also gone.

      When you return to Panama drop over the place. It will surprise you and Nena, for sure.

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