Floating Volcano

Boquete, Mother Nature

As I was driving down the highway toward Boquete the other day, I was struck by this view of our neighboring volcano, Volcán Barú. This volcano is the highest point in Panama at 11,400 feet above sea level, and from the top on a clear day, you can see both oceans (the Pacific to the south and Atlantic/Caribbean Sea to the north).

The volcano appears to float above the dense cloud at the bottom. Never seen this effect before, and had to capture it! Why is there a lighthouse in the mountains? Good question!

Most of the time, there are some wisps of clouds that seem to get caught on Barú’s slopes, like this:

I found this photo online, which looks to be taken at roughly the same angle, although further away.

On other days, the sky is crystal clear with not a cloud in the sky, and sometimes during the rainy season, the clouds and rain completely obscure Barú, and you’d never know it was there at all. Many times when I look at its varying moods, I find myself singing this song in my head – “There is a Mountain” by Donovan. Click the link to listen. 🙂

PS: In other news, Tim and I are no longer a couple. I have moved into a new house, and am settling in nicely. Just a little FYI, since I’ve mentioned him in several previous posts. And as Forrest Gump said, “That’s all I have to say about that!”

4 comments… add one
  • Sara Klehn Harvey Aug 25, 2019 Link Reply

    Beautiful pictures, Myra! I love the idea of being able to see both oceans.

  • Shirley Conaway Aug 26, 2019 Link Reply

    Love the pictures of the volcano, Myra! Hoping you will find out the story and reason for the lighthouse and share it with us.
    Here’s to a happy future in paradise!

  • Lee Ann Kelley Aug 26, 2019 Link Reply

    Very interesting picture , especially with the lighthouse. Good luck in your new house.

  • Janet Justus Sep 12, 2019 Link Reply

    Great pictures. Sorry about Tim. You sound great!

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