Voyage 7124

Puerto Caldera to Callao

 

 

Day 1 - October 28, 2011 - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Sail-away was just as we finished, so we all gathered out on the back deck for canapés and cocktails as we watched the lights of Puerto Caldera fade away in the distance. What a beautiful way to start the expedition!!!


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Day 2 - October 29, 2011 - Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

The highlights for me were: howler monkeys, barkless trees, many varieties of palms, 2-toed and 3-toed sloth, frogs, and a troop of rambunctious white-faced capuchin monkeys.


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Day 3 - October 30, 2011 - Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

The Rescue Center tries to rehabilitate and return to nature animals that have had an accident and got injured or that have spent part of their life as a pet.


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Day 4 - October 31, 2011 - En route to Cocos Island

The rest of the evening was social. I attended the First-timers’ Cocktail Party and then had a very nice dinner with guests I had met on a cruise last year.


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Day 5 - November 1, 2011 - Cocos Island, Costa Rica

The bridge is made with fisheries gear that had been confiscated by the rangers, and I found it to be quite amazing and really a piece of natural art.


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Day 6 - November 2, 2011 - At Sea, en route to Isla Plata, Ecuador

I came dressed up as Davy Jones and after getting permission from the Captain to have King Neptune board the ship, I introduced the pirates, the royal barber, the royal nurse, queen Amphitrite and her baby and last but not least, King Neptune. We were quite a sight!


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Day 7 - November 3, 2011 - Isla Del Plata, Equador 

When we reached the top we were treated to a sight of a nesting Blue-Footed Booby close to the path. How very special!  


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Day 8 - November 4, 2011 - Guayaquil, Ecuador

We wandered along the narrow roads that stretched along the miles of banana plants. Each banana stalk is carefully monitored as it grows and is harvested after about 11 months.  


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Day 9 - November 5, 2011 - Paita, Peru 

We then headed out to Catacao, known as the best artisan location in the area. It is best known for their work in gold, silver, leather and ceramics.  


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Day 10 - November 6, 2011 - Isla Lobos de Tierra, Peru 

Right at the landing site Blue footed Boobies and Peruvian Boobies had their colonies. We had to be very careful to walk through them, as they show no shyness at all.  


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Day 11 - November 11, 2011 - Salaverry 

Huaca Cao Viejo contains the remains of a large Moche temple complex dating to between AD 200 and 700. The mound is composed of seven superimposed temples and is about 150 feet high.  


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