As some of you know, I was scheduled for a wonderful cruise up the Amazon over the holidays. I was really looking forward to photographing this part of the world. It was an important item on my "bucket list." Unfortunately, a couple of days before we were to sail from Miami on the MS Insignia, she had a fatal engine fire in St. Lucia. After ascertaining that the ship was not seaworthy, it was towed to San Juan for repairs. Needless to say, we were very disappointed. I had a month-long "hole" in my schedule, with no time to fill it with something exciting. So, I spent some time up in Maryland. At least I got one good river photo! But we'll look forward to another Amazon trip.