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World Travel – Mexico (Baja California Sur) 2001

Our fifth and final stop along the Mexican Rivera is at Cabo San Lucas before we head in LA and call this adventure a great success. What we enjoyed about this stop is going out on a small boat to “Land’s End” and the wildlife out there. Pulling into port at LA, well it wasn’t a tourist stop…

 

 
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Posted by on 05/16/2001 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Mexico (Sinaloa) 2001

Our forth stop along the Mexican Rivera is at Mazatlan. We also traveled inland to the towns of Concordia and Copala which was a very special place since we got to spend time with the locals.


El Faro
Mazatlan, Mexico


Nicholas Bravo (E-40)
Ex-USS McCloy (FF-1038)
Mazatlan, Mexico


Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion
Mazatlan, Mexico


San Sebastian
Concordia, Mexico


Church of Saint Joseph / Jose
Copala, Mexico

 
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Posted by on 05/15/2001 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Mexico (Jalisco) 2001

Our third stop along the Mexican Rivera is at Puerto Vallarta. Here we enjoy some of the sites and culture of the area along the coast line.


Lady of
Guadalupe


Los Arcos


Unknown
Church

 
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Posted by on 05/14/2001 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Mexico (Guerrero) 2001 – Part II

Our 2nd stop along the Mexican Rivera is at Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. We didn’t see anything of interest in town to see/do but did catch a tour out to Petatlan to see a church named Father Jesus of Petatlan. It is said that this is one of the most revered shrines in Mexico

 
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Posted by on 05/13/2001 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Mexico (Guerrero) 2001 – Part I

We leave Costa Rica and head north up the coast making port in Acapulco, Mexico. This would be the final port for most of the passengers; but, not for us. We are taking advantage of what is called a repositioning cruise as cruise ship companies get there ships out of the Caribbean and head for Alaska. We will stay on board and enjoy the Mexican Rivera and ext in Los Angles. So, our first port of the second half of our cruise is Acapulco…


Transition Point


Cathedral of
Nuestra Senora
de la Soledad


HMCS Kootenay (DDE 258)

Let’s talk about this ship a bit more since this is part of “ReefGate” and was big news here from 1999 to 2001. This Canadian Naval ship (and Restigouche – DDE 257) was towed from Canada to here to become an artificial reef on Navy Day, June 1, 2000. Well, there was a question on how they were purchased and here they sat until it was cleared up in 2001. Shortly after I took this photo the Kootenay was sunk near the Restigouche that was sunk just before our arrival.


Cliff Divers


Fuerte de San Diego

 
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Posted by on 05/11/2001 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Costa Rica

After passing “through” Panama via the Panama Canal and picking up a few local items at the western port our next stop was Costa Rica. The main attraction we wanted to see here was Sarchi and we were not disappointed.


Metal Church


Oxcarts of Sarchi

 
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Posted by on 05/08/2001 in World Tour

 

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2001: Panama Canal

Well, lets start taking a tour of some of my past Railroad Adventures such as this one from May 6, 2001. As part of a cruise we passed through the Panama Canal and the ships are pulled through the locks “Mules” which I took several images of to catch the action.

RRAdventures Website: Panama Canal

 

 
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Posted by on 05/06/2001 in RRAdventures

 

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World Travel – Panama

After leaving Colombia we head for Panama spending nearly the entire day passing though the Panama Canal and then porting on the far side briefly for a small shopping trip for local items.


Port of Cristobal


Gatun Locks


Ocean Princess


Gamboa


Gold Hill and
Contractors Hill


Pedro Miguel


Pedro Miguel


Miraflores Locks


Miraflores Locks


Bridge of the Americas

 
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Posted by on 05/06/2001 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Colombia

We depart Aruba and and head into South America making port in Cartagena, Colombia. What caught my eye the most was the forts that guarded the bay and the massive Castle in town we spent the day touring. You could get lost in this place and that was the idea as part of it’s defenses.


Fuerte
Bateria de San Jose


Fuerte
de San Fernando


Castillo
San Felipe de Barajas

 
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Posted by on 05/05/2001 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Aruba

After having a great time at Barbados we once again boarded our cruise ship and next we make port at Aruba for more adventures.


Oranjestad


Natural Bridge


California
Lighthouse


De Olde Molen

 
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Posted by on 05/04/2001 in World Tour

 

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