On to Cartagena, Colombia

Monday April 12, Puerto Limòn, Costa Rica

Bill and I, along with the rest of our group, spent the day on the boat – having decided that going ashore in Costa Rica held no interest for us. The ship docked early in the morning but there was some sort of a strike going on. No dock workers were on the dock to catch our lines; but after we got real close some more official looking men turned up and got a few of the lines over bollards on the dock. A very angry dock worker showed up and tossed two of the lines off and then cussed out the ship’s crew for being there. He disappeared into a nearby tug as soon as the police showed up and the ship got properly attached to the dock.

Limon Dock

Tuesday April 13, A day underway at sea

Bill and I started the day walking for exercise. Bill went into the exercise center hoping to ride a bicycle but the bicycles were reserved for classes so he spent 30 minutes on one of the treadmills. I chose to walk around the upper deck and made many laps of it. The hot tub beckoned us next and we spent the rest of the day by the pool in a shady spot reading and resting.

FormalDiner

Today was also the first formal dinner in the restaurant.  Our group dressed up some but not as much as some of the other passengers.  Tomorrow morning we arrive in Cartagena, Columbia.