Panama Canal (Day 7)

December 21

At Sea

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Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main . . .

[Another day at sea as we cruise from Jamaica to Costa Rica . . . ]

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[How ’bout them clouds?]

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[A leisurely breakfast at sea . . . ]

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[But this would be our roughest day on the water . . . ]

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[The captain reported 10 – 15 foot swells – so hold on to handrails!]

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[A perfect Munch work for the day . . . ]

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[Modern ships have stabilizers that pretty much modify the effect of the waves – well, unless you’re in a hurricane . . . ]

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[Where we were, and were going . . . ]

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[Nice day for a lecture on “Pirates in Art History” from Dr. Lori . . . ]

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[A little get together of the Explorers Society , i.e., guests who have previously sailed with Viking . . . ]

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[Greetings from the captain . . . ]

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[Oh, here he is . . . ]

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[Before a packed atrium . . . ]

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[The Super’s soaking it all in . . . ]

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[And I  believe a song from Heather . . . ]

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[The Super finds box seat seating . . . ]

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[And a photo op with the captain, a good fellow Norwegian, Atle Knutsen . . . ]

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[And our Hungarian trio again . . . ]

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[The ship’s officers . . . ]

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[And wrapping up in the Star Theater with a Variety Showtime . . . ]

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The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.  ~  Russell Baker

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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1 Response to Panama Canal (Day 7)

  1. G. says:

    Looks like a lovely environment to enjoy a holiday. Good for the two of you.

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