Last Update: 26-DEC-2011

Cruise 2011 - Baltimore and the first few days on the ship


Day 1, DEC 05, Monday - Baltimore


All photos were taken with a Cannon PowerShot  S90 10MP camera.
Any Video was shot with a Cannon PowerShot  S90 camera and converted to AVI with AWS Video Converter 6

First time we got a balcony.  Also, this made the room wider.  

High tec TV !   NOT 

Small safe.

Looking at the baltimore port facilities and I-95


Masonville Cove

What began as the restoration of an abandoned and neglected parcel of land in the Middle Branch has become something very
special. Masonville Cove is 70 acres of water and 54 acres of cleaned-up wetlands, nature trails, and a protected bird sanctuary,
all soon-to-be protected by a conservation easement and part of the Shores of Baltimore Land Trust. The Masonville project developed
from mitigation tied to the creation of a Dredged Material Containment Facility (DMCF) by the Maryland Port Administration (MPA).


Looking back at the channel marker lights and various harbor views

  • MOVIE Under the Key Bridge (wmv - 20 meg)

    Sunset over Baltimore

    It took us appx. two hours to get down to US-50 Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
    (A 3200 foot (980 m) suspension span over the western channel with a maximum clearance of 186 feet (56.7 m))
    
    It took us appx. 6 hours to get to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel.  We passed that around 1 AM
    
    We had no security escort this time.
    


    Day 2, DEC 06, Tuesday - At Sea


    We started the day appx. 40 miles SE of Cape Hatteras.  The weather was great from the start. Partly sunny and in the low 70's
    but as usual very windy. Amazed that not may people were sitting out.  This ship is the fastest one we have gone on.  By sunset 
    we were down at the same latitude as central Florida.
    

    Rainbows

    Sunset

    Oh the crowds

    Mary in the hot tub

    Towel critters

    Day 3, DEC 07, Wednesday - At Sea


    We started the day appx. 430 miles east of Miami, FL.  The weather was great.  Upper 70's to low 80's but again really bad winds.
    

    Funny the climbing wall is closed because it's wet.  But, it's not raining ?
    

    Mary gives the wall a try.   Not telling how far she went.
    

    Boring sunset and Mary hiding from the wind. Only 200 miles from Haiti now.
    

    Oh the crowds

    2600+ on the ship.  Where is everyone ?

    Night shot from the stern


  • On to Labadee, Haiti

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