Day 12, Wed., Jan. 16, 2013 ~ General San Martin, Peru (near Pisco)

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     We didn’t take a tour today because most involved getting in a small open boat and I don’t handle them well.  We took the complimentary shuttle service to a small, quaint fishing village, El Chaco about 20 minutes away.  We drove through barren but beautiful Paracas Park.  The village had many small restaurants, shops and dogs.

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     We spent the last of our Peruvian Nuevo Soles at the pier where there were a few stalls.  Every shop or stall seems to sell the same thing.  I did buy a cheap pair of earrings and when I went to put them on, one of the ear pieces was rusted.  I will change them out when Maureen does earrings.

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     We had lunch in the dining room and then decided to have dinner in the Canaletto restaurant.  We weren’t crazy about the menu in the La Fontaine DR.  From deck 8 we could see many jellyfish in the water.  I can only image how large they were!  Ray had spaghetti and meatballs and I had veal cutlet.  Not sure why, but they serve cotton candy after the meal.  The entertainment was comedian Jack Mayberry.  We have seen him before, but only a couple of jokes were repeats.  I finished another book today.

     We have 4 sea days to Easter Island, then 2 sea days to anchor off Pitcairn Island and then 2 more sea days before Papeete.  We will have 2 formals during that time.

“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”  ~  Mark Twain

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