Update - Transiting the Panama Canal was the second Life-Long ambition on this journey!
Another 'early' Post as we venture further afield early morning.As if flicking a switch the cruise has, at least for the time being, come to an end. Seven weeks of what I have enjoyed as ‘luxury’, comprising ‘top quality’ food and drink, comfortable accommodation, the very best of service and in part the good company of fellow passengers. Add to this the great geographical interest en-route, it is an experience I would strongly recommend to those who wish to see a good proportion of the world (for much less than a King’s ransom) in a relatively short time in safety and comfort. For the next leg of my journey I doubt there will be much of the latter, but a continuation of the ‘Great Game’ doesn’t necessarily rely on that!
During my 48 years as a mariner I had been privileged to serve with some of the ‘best in the game’, so it was refreshing to witness that the profession is still in the safe hands of the crew of M/V Voyager. Captain Neil and his Officers kept us safe in all respects, updating us on a daily basis (course, speed, distance covered, weather etc) and afforded us a rare glimpse into the workings of the bridge of a ship at sea. What I might describe as the Corporate Department was, in every respect, totally committed to resolving any and all passenger issues, while my highest accolade has to go to Catering and Housekeeping. All worked tirelessly to provide the highest standard of menu and restaurant service, an immaculate cabin service all in the most cheerful and respectful manner. Never at any time did I feel that anything was ‘too much trouble’ for any member of this fine team .
CONGRATULATION to you ALL!
not far up the road, with Internet access. Unfortunately he went off into the city and I didn't see him again. Enter the lovely people who welcomed me into their home and allowed me to get the post away.
What a GRASSHOPPER?
Jury's Still Out On This One!
RED-LEGGED HONEYEATER (male)
RED-LEGGED HONEYEATER (female)
JESUS CHRIST LIZARD
RED-THROATED ANT-TANAGER (male)
RED-THROATED ANT-TANAGER (female)
FLAME-RUMPED TANAGER (just look at the expression on that hapless Spider)
PLAIN TANAGER, FLAME-RUMPED TANAGER, CRIMSON-BACKED TANAGER, OLIVACEOUS WOODCREEPER, BUFF-THROATED SALTATOR, VARIAGATED SEEDEATER, HOUSE WREN, BLUE DACNIS, RED-LEGGED HONEYEATER, WHITE-NECKED JACOBIN, PALM TANAGER, RED-THROATED ANT-TANAGER, SUMMER TANAGER, VIOLET-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD, GREEN HONEYEATER, RUFOUS-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD, COLLARED ARICARI,
GEOFROY’S TAMARIN, VARIAGATED SQUIRREL, AGOUTI