Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cruising the Eastern Caribbean: Pics

Our first port of call was San Juan



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Approaching the island of Puerto Rico

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The Fort of San Juan.  The Spanish realized the importance of the port for them to maintain a hold on trade in the new world, so they build this impressive fort. It was assaulted several times but managed to stand until the Spanish American War in 1898.


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Approaching the fort from land like many would be attackers :)

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This stray cat was stalking that pigeon.  Sadly she failed and had to find a different dinner.

Onward to St. Thomas


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After a tour of St Thomas led by a wonderful local I sat out on the top deck of the ship waiting for departure. As I sat there I felt a few drops of water hit my legs. I assumed it was from the people washing parts of the ship. Suddenly more drops hit me and I was forced to open my eyes.  A pleasant rain storm had come over the island. Most of the passengers fled but a few of us stayed around and enjoyed the warm shower.

Well that is enough pics for one post.

2 comments:

Liene said...

Those blue skies and warm temperatures must have been just the thing during a long IL winter, huh?

Tirun said...

The fun starts as soon as you step onto the island.