Author Archives: Wendell

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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Epilogue

Well, we have been back from our trip for almost two weeks now so I guess it’s time I wrote the epilogue which I promised. I do apologize to my faithful readers for taking so long to complete this task … Continue reading

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Day 64 – Wednesday, March 9 – Oranjestad, Aruba

Aruba is a 33 km-long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, located 27 km north of the coast of Venezuela. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands of … Continue reading

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Day 61 & 62 – Sunday & Monday, March 6 & 7 – Panama Canal

From the buoyed entrance channel in the Gulf of Panama (Pacific side), the Prinsendam traveled 8.2 miles up the channel to the Miraflores locks, passing under the Bridge of the Americas. We did this during the morning darkness. The Prinsendam … Continue reading

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Day 59 – Friday, March 4 – Manta & Montecristi, Ecuador

Manta is a mid-sized city in Manabí Province, Ecuador. It is the second most populous city in the province, the fifth most populous in the country and, economically, the third most important city of Ecuador. Manta has existed since Pre-Columbian … Continue reading

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Day 57 & 58 – Wednesday & Thursday, March 2 & 3 – At Sea

We are into our second day at sea. I usually do not post on sea days due to the lack of anything of interest. The last two days though have had several items which I thought some of the readers … Continue reading

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Day 55 & 56 – Monday & Tuesday, February 28 & March 1 – Callao (Lima), Peru

Callao is the largest and most important port in Peru. The city is coterminous with the Constitutional Province of Callao, the only province of the Callao Region. Callao is located west of Lima, the country’s capital, and is part of … Continue reading

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