Month: February 2019

February 3, 2019 Paul Groves

Today, there is a cancer fund-raising walk called “On Deck for a Cause” that occurs simultaneously on all Holland America Ships. Since this began, the line has been able to raise close to $6 million dollars for cancer research. The funds go to six different international cancer organizations. This is a non-competitive 5K walk (11…

February 3, 2019 Paul Groves

Today was our second day in Lima and today’s excursion was entitled “Market To Table: A Taste Of Peru”.  We started with a visit to one of the local farmer’s markets (called “Minka”).  It consisted of two huge buildings each capable of holding up to 3,174 people.  However I don’t think you’d want to be…

February 2, 2019 Paul Groves

We arrived at the port of Callao, a commercial port (as opposed to a recreational port) which meant that a visit to Lima began with an hour-long bus drive.  The bus was comfortable, however, and our guide used the time to set the stage for our visit.  Lima is the fourth largest city in Peru…

February 2, 2019 Paul Groves

Salaverry, Peru, is the port town for the city of Trujillo.  Trujillo is the capital of the La Libertad region of Peru.  Conquistador Diego de Almagro founded the city in November 1534, calling it Trujillo of New Castile after Trujillo, the home city of Conquistador/conqueror Francisco Pizarro.  With the assistance of Simón Bolívar in the…

February 1, 2019 Paul Groves

Sea days have a pretty typical pattern.  Paul eats breakfast by 8:00 a.m. because he gets to the 9:00 a.m. watercolor class by 8:30 a.m. to get set up.  An early project was one based on a Mola tapestry.  It was a simple painting task to get everyone familiar with painting.  Some people’s art was…