We spent a lazy day on the ship, as we are full speed ahead for the Panama Canal. Whoa. My Bucket List Runneth Over! I have always been intrigued by this man-made phenomena, and know I am going to see it first hand. No PBS documentary for me – it’s a full sail day across the Isthmus of Panama and I don’t want to miss a moment.
Yesterday I attended another Beyond the Podium lecture by our intrepid Arctic explorer. The first two lectures were fascinating and extremely motivating. I was ready to volunteer for the next expedition – who cares it will be 20 degrees below zero – on a good day! But the last two lectures haven’t thrilled me as much.
This lecture was about a dogsled trip she took across Greenland. It was not an exploration by any means – she hired a guide for she and her husband. Not that doesn’t beat a trip to the outlet stores at Lincoln City, Oregon! But she was reaching here to bill this as a mighty exploration adventure. There was one humorous situation. After their dog sled trip, they couldn’t leave due to bad weather. Before they left, they were able to witness a 20 team dog sled race, which is a pretty prestigious race in this neck of the woods. Continue reading “Day 10 & 11 – The Panama Canal”