April 5: Cartegena
We glided into Cartegena to dock, and after breakfast joined a tour that included their massive central fort Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, the historic center of the walled city, a home filled with torture tools, the beaches, and back to the ship.
I confess that I was so knocked out by the heat that I wrote nothing this day. In the seventies, the kids and I had a virus. For six months, we slept. As a result of this bug, all three of us now have a severe heat sensitivity….which I had totally forgotten about until we got to Aruba.
I had enough sense at the fort, to stay in the air-conditioned bus and will let Georges pictures speak for the stop.
Back at the dock, we found the Pullman Tours “Monarch” tied up across the dock from us. We had taken our first cruise aboard this ship when it was the “Monarch of the Seas.” It was good to see the ship still in use in its new livery.