The port for Pisco
Trip Start Jan 04, 2013
33Trip End May 01, 2013
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Our next couple are from Sebastian, FL. He was a high school math teacher and she taught English. They have three children and also travel extensively
The other 2 people are an 89 year old retired microbiologist and epidemiologist who is a widow and lives close to his daughters in Pittsburg, PA. the last one is Carol a lady who helps with the water color class on board, and she has severe back and leg pain so she uses a scooter to get around
The ship left Callao the port for Lima, Peru and we are sailing to General San Martin, Peru the deep water port for Pisco . This area is a coastal desert there is not one tree to be seen and the only green is a heavily watered area around a make believe pond that doesn't contain water. We took the ship shuttle to this town and walked about for a few hours before returning to our home away from home. This place has a lot of history since it was here that General San Martin had his headquarters after landing at Paracas Bay. San Martin like Bolivar helped liberate the countries of South American from the Spanish, there are many statues of them all over. The bay of Paracas has the highest concentration of marine birds in the world, and the name Paracas means sandstorm, a common occurrence, especially in August, often lasting up to three days.
Now we are on our way to Easter Island over 2500 miles away in the South Pacific. Our ship is averaging 18 knots and we should be there in 4 days and then we will tender to the island provided the weather cooperates.