NINE : 2001 - San Blas Islands
In 2001 we were on a Caribbean cruise which visited the San Blas Islands, just off the coast of Panama. It was back in the days when I still smoked a pipe (oh happy days) and I was smoking my pipe when I came across this redoubtable lady. She motioned to my tobacco pouch indicating that she wanted to fill her pipe from it, and I happily agreed. She managed to cram a remarkable amount of tobacco into her pipe. but I didn't mind. In exchange she let me take this photograph. As I said, oh happy days.