Sunday, March 14th, we are anchored in Balboa yacht club and decide to go with the watertaxi to land with Jacques and Annet who are taking a taxi to go to Panama city. We need to find an ATM machine since we have no USD left and check the price of the diesel for the boat. We were walking in the direction of the centre of Balboa in some run down neighbourhood when a woman told us we should not walk there without security. She went to get two policemen to go with us to the nearest ATM machine. The police called a police car and after 5 minutes we were taken by the police car to the nearest ATM. 🙂
They wanted to take us back to the marina but we politely declined and walked back along the main road. We got diesel at 1.74USD for a gallon and left for Isla Taboga, which is about 2 hours of motoring, there was no wind and we were still in the canal.