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Entrance to the Club de Pesca

Service/guard desk at the entrance to the

club

Net Result at the Club de Pesca

View of the old city from our slip at

sunset.

Our view at night from our slip

We went out to the old town at night but

sometimes had to climb over the gate...

..at the wall to return to our slips after

11pm. as the guards were at the desk.

The Sofitel Hotel was magnificent in old

town on the edge of the sea.

Their pool side restaurant served a

Sunday Brunch buffet for $10.00 U.S.

Typical street scenes with colorful colonial

homes.

One after the other...

All so colorful.

This was a cuban restaurant with live

cuban music.

St. Anne's Cathedral

Never a worry walking in Old Town at

night.

...or by day.

Horse drawn carriages are common in old

town.

The pace was slow and the people

friendly.

Place de San Marco with its restaurants all

around & internet cafes!

The lobby of a classic hotel at the gateway

to Old Town.

The hotel used to be a monestary. The

altar is the reception desk.

The cloister courtyard was well restored.

There was a display of artifacts found

during the hotel construction.

Topped off with spectacular views from

the rooftop pool.

Views include the modern part of the city

(Isla. Grande) and the bay...

...as well as the cathedral in old town a

few blocks from the hotel.

View into the couryard from the roof top

pool.

The Cathedral

with it's park in the square

with plenty of benches to sit and watch

people in the shade of palm trees.

Construction in the street

Another square with San Pedro Cathedral

in background

Joe chatting with a local school teacher.

Cartagena, Columbia!

        Welcome! 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 France 2001 Net Result Golfito, C.R. - Balboa, Panama Partial Canal Transit Pedro Miguel Boat Club El Valle Part II Canal Transit Portobello Linton San Blas Islands Cartagena, Columbia Columbian Coast 1999-2000 Net Result

May/June 2001

Magnificent Cartagena!

We had listened to cruisers rave about Cartagena since the Pacific side and were anxious to experience it ourselves. It was

nothing but spectacular. The people warm and friendly, the food excellent and inexpensive. We never felt unsafe!

We were fortunate to be able to get a guest slip at the Club de Pesca. It's a private fishing club that has about 10 slips open

for transiting boats. The Club is located on a small island across from the Old City. The old city is walled and lit at night. We

were fortunate to have a slip on the very end of the dock which provided us with magnificent views! The walled city is charming

with colorful colonial homes on cobblestone streets. Restaurants were inexpensive, served many various types of cuisines and

plentiful.

This photo album is quite large because it was close to impossible for us to omit any of the numerous shots that give you a

true feeling of this wonderful city!

 

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