Monthly Archives: October 2011

Lima

Spring Waxing Moon of the Southern Cross Lima. Ordinarily gray according to Rosa, our tour guide for a quirky museum, the Museo Larco, Lima presented itself to us today in milky, but bright sun. My first venture out today was … Continue reading

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Chan Chan

Spring Waxing Moon of the Southern Cross Chan Chan, several palaces of the Chimu rulers (750-1470 C.E.), spreads itself out over several square kilometers of dusky desert. The bulk of its buildings still covered with lumpy clay mounds, only one, … Continue reading

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Vienna

Spring Waxing Moon of the Southern Cross Trujillo, Peru 8 degrees 14 minutes S 78 degrees 59 minutes W Finished our run from Guayaquil early this morning. Today we’re docked in yet another working dock with a gray metal platform … Continue reading

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Ocean Blue

Spring Waxing Moon of the Southern Cross A day at sea between Guayaquil, Ecuador and Trujillo, Peru. I’m sitting in the Ocean Bar watching the Pacific go by. The sun is out, something of a novelty since we’ve been overcast … Continue reading

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Ciudad Blanca

Spring Waxing Moon of the Southern Cross To the southeast of the Veendam, low in the sky, a slivered crescent of moon hangs at the bottom of the darker lunar circle. This moon decorates our southern sky, carrying with it … Continue reading

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A Watery Ballet

Spring Waxing Southern Cross Moon We sailed at 5:00 pm, leaving behind the Seabourne Soujourn. I watched early this morning as a tug, a small motor boat and tanker went through a careful ballet, gradually snugging the tanker up next … Continue reading

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The Shaping of Panama

Fall Waning Autumn Moon Two very South American experiences. Buying a Panama hat. Check. Crossing the equator. Tomorrow. The Neptune ceremony will be at 2 pm for those of us who are equatorial virgins. I can’t wait. I’ve read about … Continue reading

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