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Oceans and Seas » Indian April 26th 2014

Another lazy day in the Maldives. We started out at a sandbar and snorkeled for a while. We saw another sea turtle. The captain and first mate went octopus fishing and caught 3 of them. They also got several more fish off the back of the ship while we were traveling. We have fresh fish every night that has been caught during the day. After snorkeling, we had a 4 hour boat ride across the sea back to the atoll just below Male. We get to an island. the other 2 couples take off in the kayaks and Shelly takes off in the dingy with the first mate. They are in search of a surf board as there is a nice surf break that we can see. Shelly is not successful in her search. we have ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Indian April 25th 2014

Another day sailing thru the Maldives. It started out the same, head to a sandbar and snorkel. More beautiful fish and warm waters. I started to take more pictures but the underwater camera was acting funny so I stopped and just swam some. When I got back to the boat, I tried to figure out what was up but to no avail. I think a bit of water may have seeped into the camera. I lay it all out to dry and hope to get it back soon. Our next stop was another sand bar but this one was the turtle sandbar. oh, no, the camera is not working. we snorkel and see turtles. I found the one we all swam around. Luckily one of the other people on the sailboat had a camera in a ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Indian April 24th 2014

Another sandbar another island. Our day seems to be the same, breakfast, snorkel, move to another place, lunch, kayak, move to another place, snorkel or kayak. Read in between. Dinner. we did see a stingray today (see pictures) Today was all that and the last place we went was BBQ island. The captain, chef and deck hand did a BBQ on the island for us. The food was great. The atmosphere was great. All is well. We got back to the boat around 9:00 and I decided to log in. Boy am I glad I did. The first thing that happened was Keri skype'd me. It's a girl. My first grandchild will be a girl. Yea. we got to see pictures and talk with KK and Matt. I could have not asked for anything better. After ... read more
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Oceans and Seas » Indian April 23rd 2014

Today is like everyday we travel to a remote island and a sandbar. We do a lot of snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. The water is very calm today (almost glassy) inside the atoll. Shelly asks the captain if the dingy can pull the kayak. The captain, says, no but then she shows him pictures of her surf kayaking and they decide to try it. They tie the boat to the dingy and off they go. It is a hoot to watch. Shelly loves it and does it twice during the day. We work more on our visa problems, it is not looking good for us to get our visa's by Monday, we are continuing with all options we can come up with. I'm amazed India makes it so hard to visit. This is really crazy.... read more
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Oceans and Seas » Indian April 22nd 2014

Easter Sunday We wake up early 6am and head out for breakfast on the water. After breakfast Shelly takes another surf lesson. I go along to take a few pictures. Around 9am I take a taxi back to the hotel. I get our passports and head to the Indian Embassy. It is a very long distance away (across the street). Friday and Saturday are the weekend days here so the embassy is open on Sunday. They also don’t celebrate Easter. I walk in and find out all that we need to do. The first thing is to fill in the online application. This is going to be the same long process that I had to do before. Oh, no. I go back to the hotel and start entering all the information. I then discover once you ... read more
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Oceans and Seas » Indian April 22nd 2014

Today started with Shelly kayaking around the area where we were anchored. Then we sailed to a sandbar and later an island. At the sandbar we all snorkeled and saw some wonderful fish. The water is so warm. In the evening we went to the very small island and hiked around it. We saw crabs running about. The food is wonderful. We have lots of curry and local spices and tons of fruit. The cook actually caught several fish off the back of the boat today and we had some for lunch and dinner. The lunch fish was sashimi (one of the fish he caught). The dinner it was baked. Both were wonderful. I got internet access this evening. It is a usb stick that dials in but at least we get some internet. I read ... read more
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Oceans and Seas April 22nd 2014

I have been told that since travel blog has updated their website a week ago that it has been difficult to see my blogs. I have emailed travel blog to see if I need to uninvited users and re send invites so I will let you all know if I have to do that. Sorry for the troubles everybody. Thanks Lee... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic April 20th 2014

We are having a marvelous time at sea. Meeting many people with interesting stories. Most all that we have met have been to Europe many times and are happy to tell us about their favorite pkaces. And they are equally excited to hear about our travel plans. The entertainment aboard the ship has been fantastic, everything from world class pianist, xylophonist, hypnotist, magician, comic, newly released movies, and today, Easter Sunday, we attended an inter-denominational Easter service with several hundred other passengers. There is always something to do. This afternoon I will be attending a hot glass show and Jerry will be playing poker in the casino. I would live to read my book but there just doesn't seem to be enough time. Oh, and plus we wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to eat something. ... read more
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Oceans and Seas » Indian April 19th 2014

Well we started our trip with a flight from Wilmington to Atlanta, then Atlanta to Amsterdam. We were in first class lie flat seats on this flight and started out with a toast of champagne. I watched 2 movies and really didn't sleep. We arrive in Amsterdam and head to the airline club for a bit then onto our next flight to Mumbai. We go thru the check in portion up to where they are checking our passports. Shelly makes it thru but the guy tells me, I'm sorry you are not allowed to board this flight, your visa to India is expired. WHAT???? I thought it was good for a year and it says it expires 08-04-2014. That is the European date so April 8th, 10 days before. They yell at Shelly to get out ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic April 17th 2014

A few facts about the ship. It was built in 2009. It will accommodate 2,850 guests. It is 1041 feet long with a beam of 121 feet and a draft of 27 feet. It will cruise at 24 knots. There are 15 floors, 9 restaurants, a spa, a fitness center, 2 swimming pools, a library, card room, casino, hot glass studio, a theater, several lounges, several shops, and much more. Plenty to do to keep us busy while at sea.... read more
A hanging Ficus tree
The library
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