Sunday, January 21, 2018

Manta ,Ecuador Nov.29,2017

We arrived in Manta and found our tour guide where we boarded a bus. The first place he took us to was San Lorenza beach where we saw nesting turtles.They had been fenced off so people wouldn’t step on them.


Turtles in fenced area


Fishing boats

Nov.26 2018 Panama Canal Transit

The Panama Canal is considered one of the 20th Centuries greatest achievements.It connected the Atlantic ocean to the Pacific ocean thus making the journey shorter.In 1881 France began working on the canal but had to stop because of enginering problems and high deaths caused by disease. In 1904 the U.S. took over the project and took 10 years to complete.This was one of largest and most difficult enginering projects ever undertaken.  There are 3 locks that lift the ships up in the water. The water is lowered and the ship goes in the lock and fills up with water to go to the next level.This was amazing watching all this happen.It was a rainy day so everyone was inside watching all this take place.It took about 12 hours to transit the canal.The photos of the day won’t be very good because of the weather.




This is called a mule and and they help ship through the canal.







Bridge of Americas


Panama,Everyone should experience going through the canal at least once if they can.It is a wonderful and scenic trip.

South America Cruise Nov.23 201888

Happy Thanksgiving! We arrived today and are boarding Celebrity Infinity for our 30 day cruise.We are leaving from Ft. Lauderdale and end in Buenos Aires.We are excited to be going on a new adventure.


Ft Lauderdale

We got onto the ship and found our room,a nice outside room with a large window.

cabin celebrity infinity 3136

There was the RCL Independence of the seas docked next to us.


Here is the tugboat taking us out to sea.




Our 1st port was Grand Cayman.They had some beautiful beaches but not much else.It is the largest of the Cayman Islands and Georgetown is the capital.Some of the things to see are the Turtle farm and you can swim with the stingrays and also with the dolphins.We got a private tour with about 15 others from town to see the island.

Our ship Infinity

Our ship Infinity Nov.26 2018 GrandCayman

We went around the island and went to Hell.Hell has a post office and bizarre rock formations.It’s said to be millions of years old.The rocks are limestone and eaten away by algae and the elements.The rocks are very sharp and and look like something out of a science fiction movie.Of course since we were in hell we had our picture taken at the Hell Post Office.


Hells Post Office




Limestone rocks welcome to Hell

Rocks that look volcanic to me.


Pictures along the coast

Unusual crab

Crab along rocks.An unusual looking crab.



Our next stop was a place you could swim with the dolphins.

Swimming with the dolphins

There some people in pool with dolphins.The dolphin would swim underneath them and you hold onto their fin.It looked like fun.

Fountain Georgetown

Our last stop was back to town where we looked around and went back to the ship.This was not one of our favorite ports but enjoyed our day.