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 – 2 June 2019

Acapulco, Mexico.

Standing on Deck 7 of the Norwegian Star as we pulled into the pier at Acapulco, we got a glimpse of the historic fort that we would be visiting later in the day. Though it’s not apparent by the view from the ship, this fort is shaped in a large pentagon. Originally built in 1616, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1776. After the rebuild, the Fort of San Diego was again functioning as of 1783, protecting Acapulco from marauding pirates. Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Everyday Moments

This week, Amy suggests that we share everyday moments. Those moments around home aren’t often considered photo-worthy, so Amy allowed us to share the everyday moments of those we encounter while travelling, if we so choose. You can read Amy’s entire challenge post here. Since my son and his wife got married in Mexico over a decade ago, we’ve made several trips south of the border, mostly to Mazatlan, but also to other places. In that time, I managed to capture some everyday moments of the people who’s communities we visited. In the opening photo, a ceramics vendor is concentrating on something off to her left. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Pedestrian

Mazatlan, Mexico.

For this week’s photo challenge, Krista Stevens asks that we consider the term “pedestrian” in all of its contexts. I chose the literal interpretation, allowing me to share a glimpse of street photography, something that I am not particularly good at.  You can read Krista’s entire challenge post, and see a beautiful view of the Red River at Winnipeg hereContinue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Order

Mazatlan, Mexico.

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to “share an image that sends chaos packing (neatly).” I immediately remembered a visit to Mexico awhile back where I captured some shots of vegetable markets. The colorful displays are, of obvious necessity, displayed neatly stacked and ready for customer inspection. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Dense

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to show us our impressions of texture, specifically, his term is “dense.” He comments, ‘… you could focus on a natural landscape… or take the theme in a different direction.’ You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Quest

quest-4Panama Canal Zone.

This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to share a quest. You can read her entire challenge post here. For me, one journey that I hoped to take led us to the Panama Canal. I don’t even know why that was an important goal for me. Continue reading