San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nautical Term ~ of the day ~ Pipe Down

This means “stop talking and be quiet”.  The “pipe down” was the last signal from the bosun’s pipe each day, which meant “lights out” and “silence”.

My mother used that term quite often for us girls at bedtime, and we knew what it meant!

Approaching San Juan, Puerto Rico at 6 am local time.
Our sister ship the Viking Sea at the dock next to where we will be docked.
This Behemoth sailed into port also. Royal Caribbean International with 5900 passengers and 2000 crew.
I liked this shot of the back side of the infinity pool with someone in it. Again that is the Viking Sea with the Royal Carib in the background.
The Atrium in the Ship shows photos 24/7 of many places and information. This one was a necessary repeat for me for today. My only photo of San Juan. Sitio Histórico de San Juan

Since we planned to not go ashore in San Juan, we thought you might like to see what the younger and more agile folks did in Old San Juan. The list below shows the options available to them.  

We did hike the city back in 1968 but because  we wanted black and white photos of the Fort and city, we were not thinking and took only black and white film photos.  While John was developing them himself, there was a goof somewhere and we lost ALL of them, never to have a photo of San Juan….   but we still have the memories, amazing!

Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.