Friday, March 1, 2013

Aruba and Cartagena. I don't want to scare off anyone, but I took 501 photos on the cruise.

This is what happens when you get Retired Mountain Man up at 6:00 a.m., put him in a catamaran and take him to the beach at 8:00 a.m.

The rest of us had a good time.

Photo by Martin McNeese

Photo by Martin McNeese

piƱa colada time
Leaving Aruba

We were only in Aruba about 5 hours and we were off to Cartagena -382 nautical miles.

My first photo is of the sunrise.  Notice just how big the sun is in this photo.  That's because it's not even 9:00 a.m. yet and it's HOT.  It's not just hot, it's really hot. (and humid)

 We went on a walking tour in the walled part of the city.

Shade tree
It's hot.

There's shade in there.

 We drove by the fort but didn't have time to go there. 

The last stop was the Emerald Museum.  Air conditioning.  Don't worry, we will buy something here.

 Martha wants to adopt our tour guide and take him home with her.

Now we are back at the port terminal.

Why are there so many containers in the port at Cartagena?    The Panama Canal.  Ships that are too large to go through the canal, leave the containers there to be transported through the canal on a smaller ship.

We made it back to the ship, restrooms and ice cream.

Leaving Cartagena

Next stop the Panama Canal, 264 nautical miles.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I want a pina colada in the sunshine! Oh, my, how I want anything in the sunshine! It looks like it was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!