Oh dear I'm in Terrible Trouble! I miscalculated. I was sure it was 'S' this week and have been Tootling along under That Thought, forming my 'S' blog in ma Tete (head) and now here it is Tuesday evening and no 'T' blog ready.
So the above paragraph will be my entry, but since I missed 'S' and I have some good photos from our recent Trip I'm going to pretend that I didn't know the difference.
Speaking of 'difference', do you know the difference between a ship and a boat? Well, without getting into a lot of semantics, a good general definition seems to be that ships carry boats, but a boat can't carry a ship. To the purist there are other more technical reasons, but that should do us for now.
SO...here are two photos of our SHIP that I was pleased with, (the MS Rotterdam).
Our Ship surrounded by boats!
Barry took this one.
A second cruise ship joined us here. Ours is the smaller one and more elegant I think.
I took this photo.
The most obvious 'S' that occurred on our trip was SECURITY and we didn't even have to fly.
There was the utmost security everywhere we went, not just for us getting on and off the ship, but also all around us where ever we went.
Here is a sampling of security in every port and shore cruise:
In the markets
On the pier
Accompanying the buses
Gun boats in the harbor!
On the pier again.
In the towns
I have to admit, the last few were taken in Lima, Peru where unknown to us at the time, the President of Peru and the President of Brazil were meeting in the Presidential Palace. So those of us who went to take photos of the changing of the guard in Lima were met with more police presence in riot gear than we had bargained for.
All the same, the police presence was noticeably there wherever we went and after a while I began to wonder if they knew something we didn't!
Still it was nice to know the security was so good.
Next week I'll do it right, and do ABC WEDNESDAY with 'U'