Sunday, December 06, 2009

Day 7, Island Princess Cruise
December 2009

Limon, Costa Rica

Chef's Table Menu
Chef's Table Tonight!

The weather in Puerto Limon is dull today, some rain with clouds and a moment of sunshine now and then. Hot and very humid. Let's stay on the ship.

I took a picture from the balcony and caught two tour buses and a van waiting for adventurers. In Cartagena the other day I stopped counting tour buses at fifty...

Word on board is that there's some sort of religious festival today and all the shops are closed. Even the tourist welcome center looks closed. The national tourism officials do have a wonderful slogan right now: it translates 'Costa Rica, No Artificial Ingredients.'

Here's a link to Costa Rica's tourism website.

On the dock today

There's coffee in them hills!

Tonight we eat at the Chef's Table. The menu is posted above. There are eight of us and it's non-stop eating for three hours. It costs a little bit extra but it's worth it. And wine is included. Great service, too. And Loreto Bembo, the ship's executive chef, is watching over us from the beginning to the end. When dessert finally comes you can eat the dishes.

Distance Sailed
Fort Lauderdale to Aruba
1104 nautical miles = 1270 statute miles = 1822 kilometers

Aruba to Cartagena
374 nautical miles = 430 statute miles = 617 kilometers

Cartagena to Panama
279 nautical miles = 321 statute miles = 460 kilometers

Panama to Limon
193 nautical miles = 222 statute miles = 318 kilometers

Total distance so far
1950 nautical miles = 2243 statute miles = 3218 kilometers

NOTE: 1 nautical mile = 1.15 land miles = 1.85 kilometers

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