Cabo San Lucas – The Glass Factory

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

He started with a glowing orange glob of molten glass. He then dipped it in white and yellow glass beads. Our last stop on our excursion to San José del Cabo found us almost all the way back to Cabo San Lucas and the marina bay. We visited The Glass Factory, a business that creates many hand-blown glass products. Continue reading

Panama Canal Cruise 2019 – Cabo San Lucas Revisited

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

We are off on another Panama Canal Cruise. When we first went in 2013, our thought was that this would be a “once in a lifetime” trip for us. Last year that changed when my sister and her boyfriend said they were thinking of making the trip. After asking lots of questions about our trip, their decision was to make the trek through the canal. They invited us to travel with them. In April, we found ourselves boarding the Norwegian Star out of Los Angeles bound for Miami. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 16 June 2019

Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean.

In previous Cellpic Sunday posts, I’ve mentioned transiting the Panama Canal in early April and featured a few cellphone shots from that trip. Starting on this week’s Travel Tuesday, for the next several weeks, it’s time to begin sharing the photos captured on our excursions in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Colombia, not to mention the canal transit itself. Regular readers may recall that some years back Lynn and I left Miami for Los Angeles. This year, at the urging of my sister and her boyfriend, we headed south toward Panama and visited several new (to us) cities along the way. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 26 May 2019

Somewhere at Sea.

Nightly in the Norwegian Star’s midship deck 7 Atrium, musicians entertain those who are seated in the cafe and other areas of the atrium. Flanked by stairways to deck 8, folks in the O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill can also listen to the music. When this photo was captured, a three-person group happened to be performing. The group, who shall remain nameless as I didn’t think to inquire, appeared pretty much every evening on our 14-day journey via the Norwegian Star. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 19 May 2019

Cartagena, Colombia.

Two weeks ago, Cellpic Sunday featured a shot of the high rise buildings at the Bocagrande area of Cartagena. On the way to the dock, cruise ships enter the harbor through Bocachica, a much smaller entrance to the harbor area than Bocagrande. Along the way, I snapped a photo of what looks like an old fort. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 12 May 2019

Lake Gatun, Panama.

After our 14-day sojourn from Los Angeles to Miami via the Panama Canal, I have a small collection of cellpics that I will be sharing over the next few weeks. I found it interesting that I saw a large number of cargo ships in and near the canal that were completely enclosed and did not have those cargo boxes stacked high on the deck. This ship, the Toronto, is registered in Malta, owned by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Shipping. It, like many of the others I saw, is a vehicle carrier. The ship is 656 ft (200 m) by 104 ft (32 m), and is small enough to go through the original canal locks. Continue reading