Voyage 7923

La Romana to Puntarenas

 

 

Day 1 - September 21, 2009 - La Romana, Dominican Republic

Just after one o’clock guests began arriving, some damp from the rain. As I collected passports from all over the world, I heard smatterings of German, English and Spanish...


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Day 2 - September 22, 2009 - At Sea

Sea conditions were calm and a soft breeze helped to keep the temperature on the cooler side...


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Day 3 - September 23, 2009 - Port Antonio, Jamaica

We rafted two hours down the Rio Grande, enjoying not only the beautiful landscape and interesting fauna but also the warm tropical sun of the Caribbean...


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Day 4 - September 24, 2009 - Black River, Jamaica

As we passed the Moravian school, small children, smart in their school uniforms, ran out to stare seriously at us. We waved and their faces broke into smiles and they waved back furiously...


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Day 5 - September 25, 2009 - At Sea, En Route To Providencia Island, Colombia

It was another relaxing day onboard the Prince Albert II while we sailed to Providencia Island in the country of Colombia...


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Day 6 - September 26, 2009 - La Providencia Island, Colombia

There were large coral heads scattered over the sandy seafloor with brightly coloured fish darting to and from amongst the purple sea fans and soft corals...


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Day 7 - September 27, 2009 - Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

The sloth star “Sissy” was presented to our guests and her attitude was that pretty much of a sloth, just hanging on the neck of her owner...


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Day 8 - September 28, 2009 - At Sea

Today I enjoyed a day at sea as the Prince Albert II sailed from Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, to the San Blas Islands, Panama. ...


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Day 9 - September 29, 2009 - San Blas Islands, Panama

The Kuna Indians have decided to maintain their culture and several of the men and women performed some of their traditional dances with pan-flutes...


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Day 10 - September 30, 2009 - Panama Canal

The lock took us up to Gatun Lake in three stages. For each rise, heavy metal doors clamped shut behind and in front of the ship and thousands of litres of water, rapidly filled the enclosure...


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Day 11 - October 1, 2009 - Darien Jungle, Panama

On our arrival, the people of Mogue came to greet us in their traditional garb and body paint. The Embera are a physically beautiful people and very friendly as well...


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Day 12 - October 2, 2009 - Granito De Oro

Then, they headed into the forest where they were able to hear heaps of tropical birds. Thanks to JJ’s sharp eyes, they spotted several species unique to the area, including a king vulture...


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Day 13 - October 3, 2009 - Casa De Orquideas, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

The beach at the landing site was more gravel than a sandy beach, black in color from the volcanic material eroded from the slopes of the mountains in the background...


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Day 14 - October 4, 2009 - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

The Expedition Team was welcomed by a flock of scarlet macaws flying over the palm trees at the base of a beautiful mountain thick with primary forest...


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Day 15 - October 5, 2009 - Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica

We saw, among many other things, the smallest anteater in the world, a sliding turtle—which slid away from us as soon as we motored up to it—, raccoons, crabs, flycatchers, a rail, herons, egrets, snakes, and bats...


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