Portobello Spanish storehouse (held gold to be shipped to Spain)
We have a few "lead seals" that had been on the bags of gold (we bought from native children) We also bought ceramic pipe ends in the shape of heads.
Fort just as you reach Portobello (near our boat launch in a mans yard)
Interior walls Fort San Lorenzo
Head of the Chagres River
Standing in Fort San Lorenzo
I'm standing (with Aimee) on short dirt road which leads down to our boat ramp near the Portobello ruins
Ruins of old church behind the newer church Iglesia de San Felipe (church of the Black Christ)
Interior wall=tunnel Fort San Lorenzo
Bat in corner
Fort San Lorenzo Looking out a window in one of the rooms
Grandpa Smith & I with Matthew and Aimee. 1983
Rock work in walls of Fort San Lorenzo
Ruins of Fort San Lorenzo, Panama
We gave this man something to eat. Matthew and Aimee sitting.
Bridge twisted by flooding
Fort in Portobello, Panama
Matthew throwing mud
Marc in blue and Matthew in Red playing in Portobello Fort Ruins. You can see the main road leading into Portobello. Cannons fell in place after wooden frames rotted.
Fort San Lorenzo, Panama
Small cannon ball came from here. Bought from the caretaker.
Portobello, Panama Ruins
Matthew with seashells we had collected from the ocean(s) just after a few weeks of being in Panama. We were living in our first cramped quarters in 1981
Grandpa Smith with Matthew and Marc 1983
note the coconut-palm root growing
Grandpa Smith on his small dock (before he put in a boat house). The tall double pines were the ones that were hit by lightning while we were there.
Grandpa and Jo (fishfry ) at their home in Jacksonville just before we flew to Panama. Notice the single wood door... he had a fireplace just to the right of it which they took out later and put in a sliding glass door.
Matthew and Grandpa Smith June 1981
I think Carrie is Heathcliff and Stanley is in Skeleton mask. Carrie is holding a trophy. Soccer?
Marc, Grandpa & I (Jacksonville June 1981) Old poloroid didn't scan too well...mine and Gpa faces lol
Diving competition (off Taboga Island ) put on by Buzo Sporting Panama City
Diving for numbered golf balls off Taboga Island, Panama
Monkey in Panama
At boat ramp in Portobello Fort ruins to the right with cross
Fort San Lorenzo Panama 1981
Bridge of the America's
Ground giving way