On board the Island Princess for a 10 day cruise to the Panama Canal - 29th November 2011 - 9th December 2011
Frank is obviously getting ready to party hardy
Cheryl is not to be left out when it comes to the rum punch drinks, even pausing from taking a few photos
Let the relaxing begin!
The band is playing. The crowd is swaying.
Frank making friends with some of the other "passengers."
Some more of the decor of the Island Princess
Sunset as we leave Ft. Lauderdale
Aruba, December 2nd - definitely one of the prettiest islands we have visited
After a quick drive through Oranjestad, we were off to see the "Antilla" shipwreck.
Frank taking in the sites on our way to the semi-submarine to see the "Antilla."
Checking out the fish outside of the semi-submarine's windows.
The "Antilla" Shipwreck - This 400-foot ship was sunk during World War II and is now home to many kinds of exotic sea life.
California Lighthouse, Aruba - December 2, 2011
Worker trimming palm trees in Aruba - December 2, 2011
Looking down at Aruba, from the California Lighthouse
View from the area surrounding the California Lighthouse
California Lighthouse - Named after the steamship "California," which sunk off the coast of Aruba. It was built in 1910.
Aruba countryside with sea and volcanic rock formations
Cemetery in Aruba
Rock formation. Frank relaxed as I climbed up the huge boulders.
Yes, I climbed through this tunnel to get to the top. I watched my head on the way up, but forgot to duck on the way down. Ouch!
One of the higher mountains in Aruba
Looking down after my climb to the top.
This may be another way down but I don't think I will try it.
Ruins of an outpost along the Aruba shoreline.
Aruba shoreline with giant rocks, some which have collapsed into the sea.
Aruba shoreline - This may have been a natural bridge at one time.
Colorful bird at the Natural Bridge
Rock stacking, a popular activity in Aruba - December 2, 2011
Rock stacking, a popular activity in Aruba - December 2, 2011 - photo stylized
Aruba shoreline at the Natural Bridge
Baby Natural Bridge - People are not allowed to walk on the bridges any longer.
Love message in the sand near Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge - This collapsed in 2005.
Parting sight on Aruba
Pulling into port in Cartagena, Columbia - December 3, 2011
Cartagena, Columbia - view of the newer part of the city
Cartagena, Columbia - view of the newer part of the city from the Island Princess
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas - This fortress was built by the Spanish for protection against pirates while shipping good out to Europe.
Castillo de San Felipe - I climbed the winding road to the top while Frank enjoyed the view from below.