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Another two sea days (897 miles) before we reached Callao, Peru. On one of the sea days Joan gave a lecture on watercolor techniques. We also had a little excitement when someone spotted a small boat stranded at sea with six sailors waving at our ship. The captain sent one of our lifeboats to determine the problem. Seems that the boat had a broken propeller and had been drifting at sea for three days. The crew wanted to stay with their ship so we provided them with provisions and radioed shore to send a boat to tow them home.
Callao is another port we previously visited. Since we toured most of the area around Lima, we took the bus to Miraflores and checked out the town. They had a beautiful coastline and an unusual mall that was underground.