4 Days to Easter Island

Friday, January 24 We slept in, reveling in being lazy. Then I got a text from my mom’s neighbor; Mom was in the hospital with a possible heart attack. Later learned that a heart attack was ruled out, good news. The hospital is keeping her and running more tests tomorrow. I thank the good Lord…

Nazca Lines

Thursday, January 23 We are very excited for our trip this morning, something to check off our never-shrinking bucket list – we are taking a flight to see the Nazca Lines. We both know the Nazca Lines from the book “Chariots of the Gods” by Erich Von Daniken. He speculated that the lines could only have…

Palomino Islands

Wednesday, January 22 Today our tour excursion was a “Scenic Boat Ride to Palomino Islands”.  This turned out to be an incredible wildlife/birding adventure.  For a half-day excursion, we would be hard pressed to see more birds than were in this area. The number of Peruvian boobies that were on the cliff faces were far…

Peru

Tuesday, January 21 Up early again today as we are going to a museum, some ancient ruins, and then to see the Peruvian Prancing Horses at Lima (Callao) Peru. Our guild was Mila and our bus driver was Hernando. Our first stop was at the Larco Herrera Museum, which was founded in 1926. The museum offers…

Ecuador

Saturday, January 18 The ship arrived in Manta, Ecuador at 5:30 AM, and we were up early for our shore excursion starting at 7:45. The weather was overcast and the forecast was a little iffy but we hoped we could avoid the rain. The tour today is “Trails and Crafts of the Pacoche Wildlife Refuge”…

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…