On our original plans, the ship was planned to go to the port of Cartagena. Before we entered the canal, Columbia denied us entry. After leaving the Panama Canal, the captain told us that we were going to Cartagena but not docking. It seems that a "rule" requires us to appear in the port. Weird! Who came up with such a ridiculous rule?
We made very good time overnight so we would arrive at Cartagena by morning.
We stopped just outside the port. The captain announced he was putting the ship in station keeping and not dropping anchor. The computer kept us perfectly still for 3 hours.
As we were having breakfast, we saw what we thought was a rock with some sort of navigational marker on top. Then we noticed that the rock was moving, and it was then obvious that it was a submarine. I think this is the first time I have ever seen an operational sub.
When our required time was complete, we pulled out of port and took off across the Caribbean Sea at over 24 mph. I don’t know what top speed is but wow we are moving. I think someone could ski behind us.
Tonight, we went to the main stage to hear a comedian Kristin Key. She is really good. We were supposed to get another entertainer, but they were not able to meet the ship in a port.
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