What could be more apropos for the last day of the year than to be posting from my transit across the Panama Canal?Continue reading “December 13: Panama Canal, Panama”
Month: December 2022
December 12: At Sea
The morning session on Cartagena is interesting. The session on the Canal passage is informative. The Effy auction is tempting – if I still had a long term paycheck, I would make different choices. The craft for the day is not of interest.Continue reading “December 12: At Sea”
December 11: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
It’s an early day, and a long one.
Our first stop is the Animal Rescue Center.Continue reading “December 11: Puntarenas, Costa Rica”
December 10: At Sea
It’s the little things that add up to a trip. Little moments interacting with friendly people. Little moments breathing sea air. Little things that make you laugh. Little conveniences that make things easier.Continue reading “December 10: At Sea”
December 9: At Sea
The seas were slightly choppier last night, because of the winds. There was just the slightest movement but for some reason instead of just being aware of it, I felt … like it might start to bother me. How weird, I usually don’t — (looks at wrists, realizes I took off my seabands to shower while we were in port and rushed out to dinner without replacing them).
Ah, that would do it. Sea-Bands back on and a few minutes for them to fight back what I already felt…
Good as new! I round out my evening activities, settle in, and sleep so well and soundly that…Continue reading “December 9: At Sea”
December 8: Huatulco, Mexico
I was up too late last night … but I set an alarm so that the breakfast delivery isn’t what gets me out of bed. Instead, I open the door just before Lester knocks. I’ve startled him but he laughs. Today, I’m ready for him!Continue reading “December 8: Huatulco, Mexico”
Pausing in the thread about my cruise to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!Continue reading “Merry Christmas!”
December 7: At Sea
In real life: happy Christmas Eve! My family will be gathering for church services and Christmas punch and nibbles and holiday specials and reading the birth story from the gospel of Luke.
Here in the past, I’m still at sea…Continue reading “December 7: At Sea”
December 6: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This port wasn’t on the original itinerary. Panama City was – now we’re just making the transit. And Nicaragua was, but apparently that port has been cut from virtually all the itineraries. Rumors abound amongst the passengers about whether it’s based on local unrest, COVID, or some combination. (Or you know, something completely different, and probably utterly prosaic, like comparative port costs or something.)
Who knows? Anyway, back to the port at hand…Continue reading “December 6: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico”
December 5: At Sea
Tomorrow we’ll reach Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, but today is another sea day and where yesterday I only had a couple of “activities” I wanted to make it to, today I have a whole schedule.Continue reading “December 5: At Sea”