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... die from shark attacks worldwide, but several million sharks are killed each year for local delicacies and herbal remedies. It was sad to see how sharks are killed for their fins and then left to drown in the ocean. There was also a pretty big exhibit on the Jaws effect and the role that Ron and Valerie Taylor and Rodney Fox helped introduce sharks to the world on film.
The other exhibits weren’t as good. I just don’t get contemporary art; as often as ...
... and sweaty by the time we get back to the minibus depot.
We can see that the top half of the island is dead flat, and unlikely to be interesting, so we catch another minibus and head back the way we came through a mid-day traffic jam, back over the top, getting some photos on the way.
Back in Philipsburg, we walk the very-touristy shopping streets and waterfront, venturing into the Casino for a loo stop, and for Dianne to change into her ...
... left at Fort Lauderdale (Holland America did forward them to the ship). One of David’s suitcases had its frame caved in like something very heavy had been set on top of it; we took it to the front office to be either fixed or replaced. (Note: it came back a couple of days later beautifully repaired.) I went to the show, which was an introduction of the ship’s officers and a sample of what we would see in the next few nights, ...
... hvor vi skulle gennemgå forskellige overlevelsesøvelser. Derfor skulle vi iføres en redningsdragt, som til forveksling minder meget om en rumdragt, derefter skulle vi hoppe ud fra en tremetersvippe og svømme hen til en redningsflåde, og samarbejde om at komme i og ud af den. Derefter lærte vi også andre vigtige ting, såsom hvordan en livring skal kastes ud osv. Eftermiddagen bestod igen af undervisning i klasselokalet, og også denne dag bestod vi.
Onsdag stod ...
... entire cruise was
Tomorrow we drive from Fort Lauderdale to
Jacksonville, Florida (5 hours), where we will spend two nights with
friends we met on our Middle East trip last year. Then we fly to
Texas to celebrate Brian's birthday on May 1. (Mine was last year!)
Finally, back to Mazatlan on May 5 or 6 in time to unpack and repack
for our trip to Toronto for Isabel's baptism on May 29.