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Bert’s Beauty Shots: The Panama Canal

Bert’s Beauty Shots: The Panama Canal

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.

Zuiderdam’s Inaugural Visit to Corinto, Nicaragua

Zuiderdam’s Inaugural Visit to Corinto, Nicaragua

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…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: For the Birds

Bert’s Beauty Shots: For the Birds

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.

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Goodbye San Diego

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Goodbye San Diego

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…”

Veendam Transits Panama Canal in 45 Seconds

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.