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  • Panama Cruise

    1. 1. Panama Cruise December 2008
    2. 2. Huatulco, Mexico Huatulco is another up and coming beach resort on the Mexican Pacific Coast with 9 beautiful beaches and many new condos being developed.
    3. 3. Antigua, Gautemala Cobblestone streets, Mayan culture, jade, and volcanoes
    4. 4. Antigua, Cathedral A major earthquake in 1773 and several since have virtually destroyed this once beautiful Cathedral.
    5. 5. Antigua, Convent/Hotel Once a convent, now a luxurious 5 star hotel .....beautiful setting and grounds surrounding the hotel.
    6. 6. Nicaragua Puerto Corinto ...fishing village, ‘turning 15”, dancing for tourists, and “developing”.
    7. 7. Nicaragua We took a bike/taxi to the beach ....fish cleaning, drying ....nice beach.
    8. 8. Costa Rica Here we chose to take a rain forest canopy tour via a system of cables and pulleys through the treetops.
    9. 9. Panama Canal Our ship was designed to transverse the canal ...one foot shorter and one foot narrower. The canal is 50 miles long and includes 6 locks in each direction.
    10. 10. Panama Canal We arrived early morning and it took about 12 hours to complete the transit ....26 meters above sea level. Cost to transit ....$245,600.
    11. 11. Cartagena, Columbia Fort San Felipe, a mighty Spanish built fortress (1500’s) ....a prominent military stronghold.
    12. 12. Cartagena, Columbia Spanish-colonial architecture ....all within a walled city.
    13. 13. Aruba Spent our time around portside and left a few contributions in the local Casinos.
    14. 14. On Board the Island Princess
    15. 15. Dinner on the Island Princess We cruised with Tricia’s brother Alun and wife Nancy, and Tricia’s sister Marie and hubby George. Fourteen nights and fourteen delicious dinners together.
    16. 16. Island Princess

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