Caribbean Day 8: Cartagena, Colombia

2 January 2018 901 km / 560 mi (map)

  • Added to Eric Scouten :: Travel on 28 April 2023
  • Colombia 1

Happy New Years, everyone!

Yes, I know, it’s a bit late. We celebrated the actual new year at sea, somewhere off the northern coast of Venezuela and pretty much bereft of any connection to the outside word.

It was nice to see land again this morning …

Good morning, Colombia! · #65 🇨🇴 · Cartagena, Colombia

This morning, I took a guided walk through a cute historic district, which started near the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a fortress built in 1536 and the site of several major battles over the centuries since.

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, Cartagena, Colombia

These last two photos were taken as we sailed out of harbor from Cartagena and around the Fuerte de San Fernando de Bocachica. This is a much newer fort, having been constructed starting in 1753.

On to the next venue!

Willemstad, Curaçao, to Cartagena, Colombia · 901 km / 560 mi
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