Crossing the Equator

Friday, January 17 This morning Alan hit the gym while I hit deck 7 (for walking in the open air). Later we played trivia, getting only 9 out of 20 correct. Just before lunchtime I attended a seminar; Art of Light in Photography. It was mostly geared to cell phone and small cameras, but the…

Costa Rica

Wednesday, January 15 The ship got into port at Puntarenas, Costa Rica at about 7:00 am. We were ready and excited for our Walk in the Clouds tour. Our bus loaded up with 16 other adventurists and we were off to the Hanging Bridges at San Luis Park. Our driver was Maurino, and our guide…

Panama Canal

Monday, January 13 Today is the Panama Canal Transit day. Alan got to the gym early so he could work out and get to the front of the boat before we hit the first locks. He used the ship’s TV to keep track of where we were. I joined him soon after to watch and…

Columbia

Sunday January 12 We have made it to Columbia! We had a quick bite to eat and then headed to the meeting point where we were assigned group numbers and then herded onto buses. Our bus driver was Carlos and our tour guide was Fernando. The first stop, after a 25 minute ride out of…

Around South America in 58 Days

Tuesday, January 7 Tuesday we picked up a rental car, so we wouldn’t have to pay parking fees, and drove it home where we finished packing, which we started the previous Wednesday. We have never been this organized! Wednesday, January 8 Getting to the airport was a breeze; we were in and out of Alamo…

Alligator River NWR

In attempts to get to this refuge before the swans and geese continue their migration, we headed out in December. While they were migrating away, there were still plenty remaining in the corn fields, along with a hungry Black Bear. While out in the refuge we decided to take a detour out to Pee Dee…