Published: February 27th 2007February 24th 2007
Man-made "tiny island"
Part of the Amador, where built up dirt had created a small island.
We decided to explore the Canal without really knowing where to go. Ended up making it to Amador...this is a small penisula of land that was created by the dirt and soil dredged up during the creation of the Canal. The long winding peninsula has several restaurants, a Smithsonian station, some residences (that we didn't see), and lots of natural beauty.
Good thing I didn't rely on Richard's interpretation of the maps we had and that he was reading...none helped much and we kind of fell into the area we were trying to get to by pure luck and chance! I am not sure why, but the majority of countries in Central American have most of their major roads without any street signs!