Westerdam transited the Panama Canal Saturday, Oct. 10. I told you last week that I couldn’t wait for the sunrises in Panama. The transit was great. Perfect weather, good view.
Category: Panama Canal
Wildlife in Costa Rica is so beautiful. On previous calls to Costa Rica we used to rent a car and go out to the national parks; now we realize that wildlife is so much closer than you think. Go out, wander around and look up. Most of the animals are high up in the trees,… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
The ms Zuiderdam made her inaugural visit to the port of Corinto, Nicaragua, on Oct. 6, 2009. Local officials from the port, city and tourism board visited the ship, together with reporters and television crews, for a reception held in the Crow’s Nest. The reception was attended by Captain Turner and senior officers, the ship’s… read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”
Greetings from the Westerdam, en route to Guatemala. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Westerdam’s hotel manager.
Here are a couple pelican photos for the blog. This one is ready to catch a fish. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Westerdam’s hotel manager.
The voyage has started. We are en route from San Diego towards the Panama Canal with a lot of diverse ports and scenery. Let’s hope for good weather and great opportunities to take some good photos in the upcoming weeks. Here’s one final look at the Stars and Stripes on top of the building at… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
I uploaded another time-capture video. This time, finally, I had the chance to video a full transit of the canal, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Jochem Bakker is Veendam’s chief officer.
The Embera Indians were in Panama before Columbus “found” them and started the downfall of their culture. I went on a shore excursion today to Pararu Puru, the village that is the farthest downriver. It is about a two-hour bus ride over potholes with a little road in between. The dugout canoes were waiting for… read more of “Postcards from the…”