January 26, 2020

Friday Jan 24. 2020 Colon, Panama

After running around in the ocean going nowhere we returned to a berth in Colon, Panama early this morning.

If not taking a tour, there is very little, actually almost nothing to do here. Most tours to view the canal or the rainforest leave very early at 6:00 or as shortly thereafter as the buses can be loaded. Beyond the confines of the pier, the area is really not safe for tourists to wander.

One couple did, were stopped by police, and promptly directed to a bus to take them safely back to the ship.

I spend a quiet day on the ship.

For the first time since leaving Florida several days ago the sun is out. Passengers are happy, as many were beginning to get grumpy with the overcast skies.

The lounge is very hot tonight as the sun is beating in the glass windows that surroung the end of the lounge. When originally launched there were curtains thst could be closed, but at some point they have been removed.

Dinner again in the MDR, main dining room, is excellent. Now if we can just get the skills of the galley here cloned to other ships.

The seas remain calm. Tomorrow morning we will be in Cartagena, Columbia.

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