Monday, November 16, 2009

San Juan first stop on our cruise in July

This past July we took a cruise out of Baltimore, above is a shot of the bay after we went under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Our ports of call were San Juan, St Thomas, Samana  and Labadee.  The weather was great cruising down to San Juan but the weather in the harbor of San Juan was what I would call moody. There was a storm while we were trying to dock, so it took a while.

                                 These are some shots from our ship.



                                            A lot of colorful houses on the hillside.




                                                 The rain did stop in time for our tour of the city. This is a scene from a tour of the city, we made a quick stop at Fort San Cristobal. We had some great views of the city from the highest part of the fort. This fort is actually a National park and we were able to use our annual park pass.



The fort on the hill. There is iguana sitting in the grass. Can you see it?



A closeup of the iguana or maybe it is something else, there seemed to be lots of them here. I am posting a few for my camera critters this week. They were crawling all over the fort walls.




Back to our ship and on to our next port of St Thomas




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32 comments:

  1. is is raining day when u took photos?

    It is not sun shine... windy?

    nice cruise and never travel by cruise... maybe one day

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  2. I love cruises. Never thought I would but you get so much for the buck. Love the pictures.
    DF

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  3. Wow, these are really neat photos. It does look like a storm was brewing. The first one is intense..really outstanding and the green grass..it looks almost like a small animal in it? Good shot of the ship too- most memorable I'm sure. Hope you have a great week-

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  4. How fun. What a sleek looking ship you traveled on. Hope you enjoyed the trip! Looks like you had some pretty stormy skies.

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  5. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing Eileen. It's cool especially the big ship.

    http://sarahg26.com

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  6. Glad you had fun, my 13 year old says he likes to go on a cruise. The cruise liner certainly look very gigantic.

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  7. Thank for taking me on the cruise. It looks a nice ship. I liked all the colourful houses on the hillside.

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  8. Hi Eileen!

    What great photos! I would love to be stowed away and taken to some place warm right now! LOL

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  9. The iguana is as big as a monitor lizard.
    And the bridge in the theme photo looks like Penang Bridge.

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  10. The iguana is as big as a monitor lizard.
    And the bridge in the theme photo looks like Penang Bridge.

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  11. The scenery here is beautiful and it is so romantic to enjoy a cruise. Eileen, Wordless Wednesday post today is about Rangoon Creepers and it is dedicated to you.

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  12. Hi Eileen

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have lived in Puerto Rico, Maryland, and my brother lives and works in Yellowstone :o) So we seem to have a lot in common. I love all of those places too. I lived in California, MD when my husband was in the navy. Are you near there? I came to Solomons just last September. Anyway, I will enjoy looking at your blog and photos.

    Bonnie

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  13. We sailed out of San Juan on a cruise in 2001, but we didn't have time to tour the city. I certainly would have enjoyed visiting the fort.

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  14. this place is so beautiful!

    wish I could come on a cruise too!
    maybe someday!

    have a great day!
    come and visit my Wednesday contribution if you have the time!
    xoxo

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  15. I enjoyed seeing San Juan through your eyes, Eileen. The fort and ship were wonderful.

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  16. Oh so very pretty, and so tranquil!!!

    My Outdoor Wednesday is a continuation of last week's little day trek...this week, it's what we bought.

    Happy Wednesday.

    The Peddler Show

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  17. (sigh) What a beautiful ship, Eileen. I hope you have a great day.

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  18. A beautiful capture of the ships wake. Those look like interesting islands but unfortunately not a place Hubby is likely to be willing to go.

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  19. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Great photos.

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  20. What a lovely time you must have had. I really like the first shot of the wake in the water. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.

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  21. Old town San Juan is such a beautiful place --even in rainy wearther! Looks like a wonderful cruise! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

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  22. These are beautiful shots. I love the houses on the hillside. My favorite is the iguana! He blends right into that beautiful green grass. That would be a shocker to step on, wouldn't it? Thanks for stopping by. Kathy

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  23. Even stormy, it is a beautiful place!

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  24. That's a cool looking cruise ship!
    I love to travel and been to one cruise only but it is something I do not want to do again.
    I hope you had fun inspite of the rain.

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  25. i hope the rain didn't spoil your vacation. what an awesome place!

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  26. Hi Eileen thanks for the tour, I enjoyed the photos and you are right that was an iguana. I have pics of them too and will also post it for critters.

    AL

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  27. What a wonderful trip it must be! Wonderful photos.

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  28. Your posts are always so interesting. Today was no exception.

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  29. Fabulous photos! I love the green iguanas! I have not been to your blog since last OW and had to catch up. Your critter photos are awesome! The first photo in your 11/7 post is beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

    ~ Tracy

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  30. Love the view of the colourful houses on the hillside. :)

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