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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 15

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Text by Snookums, Pictures by Filbert

Part Fifteen

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May 22 (Saturday, Day 18, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico) -

Sunrise, May 22

Filbert woke up at 5:45 AM in order to do some early sealife watching. He didn’t see anything other than a nice sunrise.

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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 14

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Part Fourteen

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May 21 (Friday, Day 17, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, continued) -

Snookums gets nuzzled

Snookums, Filbert and Judy went on the “Sea Lion Encounter” shore excursion. We took a 30-minute bus ride to Cabo Adventures where they have dolphin and sea lion encounter. Snookums and Filbert swam with dolphins a few years ago in the Bahamas so this time we chose the sea lion adventure. Plus, Filbert does a great imitation of sea lions (and has even had the sea lions in San Francisco on Pier 39 answer in return!)

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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 13

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Part Thirteen

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May 19 (Wednesday, Day 15, Acapulco, Mexico) -

May 19 sunrise

Filbert was up early again, taking pictures and hoping for dolphins. No dolphins today. Just one big honking moth, that Filbert originally thought was a hummingbird because it was so big. It had to be a good six inches long, and five or six inches' wingspan.

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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 12

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Part Twelve

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May 18 (Tuesday, Day 14, Huatulco, Mexico) -

Mom on watch

Mom, Dad, and Judy headed out for a tour, but Mom bailed out after walking a long, long, long way down the pier and onto the dockside, and then finding out they were only half way to their bus. So she headed back to the ship for some quiet alone time.

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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 11

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Part Eleven

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May 17 (Monday, Day 13, Puerto Chiapas, Mexico) -

Sunrise, May 17

Chiapas is the southernmost state in Mexico and Puerto Chiapas is one of three ports in the state but the only one that handles cruise ships. Puerto Chiapas was built in 2005 and around 11 or 12 cruise ships dock each year. The port has two pyramid-type buildings with thatch roofs. The port area was nicely landscaped, including a fountain between the main pyramid port terminal building and the ship dock. One pyramid houses various gift shops and the other has an outdoor pool (mostly used by crew members). The closest town is Tapachula, 30 minutes away, which is close to the border of Mexico and Guatemala.

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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 10

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Part Ten

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May 15 (Saturday, Day 11, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, continued) -

Snowy egret

We continue with pictures of the boat tour of the Guacalillo estuary and Tarcoles River.

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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 9

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Part Nine

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May 15 (Saturday, Day 11, Puntarenas, Costa Rica) -

Pre-sunrise color, May 15
We all woke up early for our 8:15 departure for our Eco Mangrove River Cruise. Filbert got out on the deck for some early morning dolphin watching, and was rewarded with a couple of encounters.

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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 8

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Part Eight

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May 13 (Thursday, Day 9, Panama Canal Crossing) -

Approaching the Panama Canal

Filbert woke up around 4AM after not sleeping much due to the bad weather and waves. Snookums heard the tenders being lowered and that woke her up around 4:30AM. (We don’t know why the tenders were being moved. No one was getting off the ship. Maybe they were testing them or something?) We were scheduled to start going through the Panama Canal around 5AM so she just stayed up.

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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 7

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Part Seven

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May 12 (Wednesday, Day 8, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, continued) -

Ant, in the wild

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2010 Panama Canal Cruise, part 6

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Part Six

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May 12 (Wednesday, Day 8, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, continued) -

Butterfly in the hand . . .

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