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Sunday, September 25th

   Yesterday was another sea day, with my third lecture.  Nothing else going on.

   Today we arrived in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.  Because of Hurricane Hillary, the Captain took us 200 miles off course to avoid the storm, yet managed to arrive in this port only about a half hour late...pretty impressive.  This port has been developed for cruise ships with a fenced area with local crafts and jewelry (mostly jade).  We were warned not to leave the fenced area unless we were going on an excursion.  There was nothing close to this cruise port, and the excursions were all 6 - 8 hours.  The closest town was an hours drive and the tours to the sugar and coffee farms were two hours away.  We did not want to spend four hours in a bus, so visited the crafts off the ship and relaxed the rest of the day on the ship.  

   Happy Birthday, Sue!

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