Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Panama City, Republic of Panama
Pdwestman, I think the banana boat are the boats of the united fruit company (Chiquita Banana) that take bananas from Bocas del Toro to the different markets of the world.
To make up the canoes. they use special tools and fire to dig the log. They are manufactured where they cut the tree, when they are finished they are transported to the water with ease because they are lighter.
Sometimes they transport cows lying and tied up inside the canoe. They have another way of transporting more than one cow, where they put a log transversely to the canoe, which protrudes about two meters from each side of the boat and there they tie the cow by the head and horns to keep the head out of the water and they take them in the water swimming next to the canoe to the market or port in the river. That is worth seeing.
The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.