Thursday, May 16, 2013

Safe and Sound

The Great Silence was not my intention.  The Darien Gap is a veritable Grand Central Station of international travelers.  I passed safely with no wild adventures in two days.

 

I was poorly advised by not only Colombian authorities but also by a missionary priest – all helped me find the land route to Panama.  No one told me that I’d be taken into custody by first the Panamanian military, then the Immigration Authority.  I’ve been detained since May 2nd.  Lacking a phone or money for a calling card, I haven’t been able to contact anyone, much less update this blog.

 

I am well and should be liberated soon(ish) and on my way northward.  When possible, I’ll update the blog with the details of my “captivity” – much more adventurous than the jungles of the Darien.

 

 
SBU
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10 comments:

Sheila Phelan Wright said...


That's a long time to be a detainee. Can't wait to hear about this adventure and the non-adventure Darien Gap. Soooo happy to hear from you and know you are safe right now. big hugs

jimandy said...

Oh, Ann, I'm SO GLAD to hear from you!!!

jimandy said...

oops - - "JimAndy" is Agnes & Jim Anderson, Denver....

The Solitary Walker said...

I'm concerned about you, but it sounds as if things are ok. Looking forward to your next post.

Joanne Dupont Sandoval said...

Dear Ann, you continue to be in our prayers. May you know freedom soon!

Susan Alcorn said...

We had wondered why we hadn't had any updates in a while. I hope the stories you have to tell will be of the interesting type, rather than the scary type. I hope you are already on your way to the next point north. Hard to understand why anyone would detain you when you are on foot and obviously not a threat or problem to anyone!

Anonymous said...

It's a pity you weren't reminded of what governments often do at borders. Maybe the 'non'advisers assumed you knew?

Good luck with the rest of your walk.It's a good one.

Anonymous said...

We can all breathe again.... Sorry that you are detained but glad that you can (at last) communicate with us.

pax et bonum

Margaret

ksam said...

Nice to see that this email was Unclassified!!

Wow...and I thought it was quiet just cause I was busy and distracted here! Very very happy to see your well, and happier still when you can post all about this particular adventure.

Amy R said...

Hello Ann!
Hope to hear again SOON.
Meanwhile, prayers for a continued journey for you.