Voyage 7209

Colon to Bridgetown

 

 

Day 1 - April 4, 2012 - Colon, Panama 

Ready and eager to begin our expedition along the coast of Panama, the northern part of South America and the Caribbean. 


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Day 2 - April 5, 2012 - San Blas Islands, Panama

Coconut Palms and sandy beaches –that’s what one first notices upon first arriving in the San Blas Islands, but these tiny little islands in front of the Caribbean coast of Panama have much more to offer visitors.  


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Day 3 - April 6, 2012 - Cartagena, Colombia 

The fort dominates Cartagena’s colonial area. Its massive, steeply angled walls have a hill as their base. Ramparts rise high above the streets below.  


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Day 4 - April 7, 2012 - Santa Marta, Colombia 

We saw numerous Blue Morphos, a species of butterfly that is larger than the palm of my hand and a beautiful iridescent blue. 


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Day 5 - April 8, 2012 - At sea, en route to Los Roques, Venezuela 

After a wonderful breakfast, of course surrounded by hard-boiled, painted eggs, our climatologist Claudia Holgate presented a lecture about the weather and climate of the Caribbean.  


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Day 6 - April 9, 2012 - Los Roques, Venezuela 

The biodiversity of the area is simply huge, including tens or hundreds of fish, corals, crustaceans, mollusks, sponges, seabirds and even endangered marine turtle species that regularly nest there. 


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Day 7 - April 10, 2012 - At Sea  

It was a very relaxed morning for everybody aboard, perhaps enjoying a spa treatment or watching those incredible Masked boobies flying around the vessel.  


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Day 8 - April 11, 2012 - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 

As soon as we left the highway and headed into the interior, the vegetation turned denser and greener and a more peaceful lifestyle could be observed while driving on the small and winding country road. 


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Day 9 - April 12, 2012 -  Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 It was another beautiful morning in the Caribbean, with the sun rising above the blue sea.


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Day 10 - April 13, 2012 - Tobago Cays 

The island of Baradol had a long spit of pure white sand extending out from a small beach.  


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