©2014 Jeannie Wehrman
USS Midway San Diego Bay
Beautiful tall ships San Diego Bay
Panama Canal locks Pacific side
Ships waiting to enter Atlantic Ocean
Ship West bound through locks on Atlantic side
Pacific side locks
Coronado Hotel beach entrance
Hawk with a job
Strangers celebrating the end of WW2
USS Midway aircraft carrier from WW2 served for 47 years
Jim and the other veterans onboard Legend of the Sea.
Dora, our guide in Cartagena.
Aerial tram rainforest in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Valerie & Ian, friends we met in Australia.
Cabo San Lucas Mexico
Our room steward left us a towel puppy.
The Centrium my favorite place on the ship.
Watching the wake from our balcony.
Plane coming into San Diego.
Another plane coming into San Diego.
RCCL Legend of the Sea
San Diego Harbor and airport.
While at the Coronado Hotel we were walking back from the beach and noticed a man with a very long pole with a perch on the end and a hawk flying around. We stopped to watch, and what he would do is whistle and the hawk would come back to the perch, then he would send the hawk in a different direction.
He noticed our interest and told us that he has hawks and falcons trained to chase birds away from businesses and resorts who do not want the birds to leave their droppings. The Coronado hotel is one of his clients, and on this particular day they had a large outdoor function going on so his hawk was keeping it clean. He said before they contracted with him it was a daily battle for them to clean up after the birds. He has clients all over the San Diego area.
2014 was the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. Since Jim is an engineer I booked this cruise for him.
Ports of Call:
San Diego, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Panama Canal (Cruising Canal); Colon, Panama; Cartagena, Colombia; Fort Lauderdale, Florida