Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Tender Night Ride

Fall Waning Autumn Moon Tender last night to Fuerte Amador, a series of small islands considered a cosmopolitan nightspot by Panamanians according to ship’s literature. There were two open restaurants, a couple of gift shops and a gelateria. After a … Continue reading

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Fall Waning Autumn Moon The Cuna indians. Native to the San Blas Islands for thousands of years, the 8,000 Cuna live in small villages on islands that have little or no open space. The palm frond thatched roofs cover small, … Continue reading

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Fall Waning Autumn Moon We have come 249 nautical miles from Santa Marta to the archipelago of San Blas islands, a coastal string of over 365 islands, mostly small, off the coast of Panama. Our cabin, it turns out, sits … Continue reading

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Fall Waning Autumn Moon Early this morning we docked at this northern port, Santa Marta, Colombia. The University of the North has a location just off the plaza almas, across from the cathedral. Coming from a northern state, it’s a … Continue reading

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Fall Waning Autumn Moon NB  internet is slow onboard and expensive.  I’m dispensing with titles and have no capacity to edit photos right now. Card on the pillow last night: a gentle reminder that the ship’s clocks will be set … Continue reading

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Fall Waning Autumn Moon All day Cuba has been on starboard and our cabin, also starboard, has made it easy to track its presence. In perhaps another 2-3 hours we will round the eastern tip of Cuba, sailing to the … Continue reading

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Fall Waning Autumn Moon The day has slipped by, Cuba still lies off to starboard, now very visible as we come close to Puerto Perde. We had lunch on the Lido deck, an elaborate cafeteria with many choices ranging from … Continue reading

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Fall Waning Autumn Moon 58 nautical miles south of Ft. Lauderdale, headed for Cuba and the strait between Cuba and Hispanola. Today was a quiet, uneventful day thanks to the high winds, including tornadoes, that struck the Everglades. Uneventful until … Continue reading

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