At 4:30 am on Friday morning, after 10 hours of motoring (no wind), and dropping the anchor three times before it would set, we considered ourselves "arrived" and had a celebratory glass of rum. (Okay, it was more than one glass, but who was counting?) We had a great trip down, sailing more than 90% of it, and with less than 10 minutes of rain in total.
The rest of the day was spent in a sleep-deprived blur that included mundane things like having our passports processed and hijinks including the acquiring of official hats from both the police and the harbour patrol.
Both yesterday and today I have been dissapointed that once I am on dry land it keeps moving back and forth a bit. Just can't quite please me!
Cartagena is a beautiful city, with fortifications and cobblestone streets in the old town. It also has a cityscape of condo towers across the harbour that rivals Vancouver. The Captain and I are looking forward to exploring it more over the next couple of weeks, even though our trusty crew, Nigel, heads back to Jamaica on Sunday.
|The boys, happy to have arrived and wearing their new "Armada" or Colombian Navy hats. (Ask Nigel about his boat ride if you get a chance, it involves a power boat, swimming trunks and AWOL as an illegal alien.)|
|The fortifications around the old city.|
|Inside the old city - and it is an old city, founded almost 500 years ago.|
|The food was very yummy - lots of seafood!|
|*Grin* - it's been a good one, team Diva!|