Thursday, April 16, 2015

Inca Empire Cruise - Day 13 At Sea

Today is our final sea day before we begin the first of four days in Peru.  We had no activities planned for today so we slept in.  We decide to go up and hang out in the Crow’s Nest for a while to give our room attendants time to clean our room.  While we were up there we could see dolphins jumping and swimming in the water in front of the ship.

The ocean so far on this cruise has been very calm, but there is much more movement today so hopefully we don’t get seasick.  During our trip to Machu Picchu we will be spending two nights in the town of Cusco, which is over 11,000 feet in altitude so we have a little concern about altitude sickness.  Both Val and I got prescriptions from our doctors for altitude sickness medication so we began taking the pills today (you start two days before you go).  I am somewhat reluctant to take them, but I don’t want to take any chances on getting sick for our visit to Machu Picchu.

I spent the rest of the morning reading and catching up on the blog.  Val went to her team trivia and afterward it was off to lunch.  After lunch I published the blog for Puerto Chiapas and the two sea days, which took a really long time as the Internet is very slow again.

The rest of the day was spent walking around the ship, reading and relaxing.  Val did see a whale today, but it was pretty far away to get any good pictures. We spent the evening in our usual way (MIX, dinner and casino), but went up to the room a little early as we have to be up early tomorrow.  We will be in Trujillo, Peru tomorrow and have an excursion that starts at 8:30 so we have to get up early.

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