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Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea October 2nd 2013

Due to the delay, we have had a big change of itinerary. We are in Los Angeles a day late, and then we will miss our berth date in Hilo, Hawaii, and will have to skip that stop. We are stopping instead in Lahaina, Maui, and then only have one day in Honolulu, Oahu. I hope we will still get to see the Arizona Memorial and the Mightly Missouri on our scheduled tour, but we won't know until later this week. Otherwise, the sailing now is much calmer and it is sunny outside. We hope we've left the bad weather behind. Still having 8-10' swells so caution is still needed in walking around the ship (like a drunken sailor if you know what I mean). Did have a great experience at lunch. We were next to ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Bering Sea October 1st 2013

We are finally at sea! And not the Bering Sea but I had to pick one to get this blog to work. Anyway, we left Seattle at noon and left the Str. of Juan de Fuca about seven and hit 15' swells. Thankfully the dramamine is working!!! Walt has good sea legs and seems to be immune to mal de mer. The show tonight was a very good illusionist much to Walt's delight. Now I'm going to sleep to escape Walt's repeated "Shiver me timbers!" Hopefully tomorrow will find us sailing smoother waters..... read more

Oceans and Seas » Southern September 22nd 2013

Et voilà c'est fait, j'ai quitté Annecy ! Un premier pas vers la suite... Après quatre belles années passées dans cette superbe ville, ça fait quand meme un petit pincement au coeur de laisser tout ça, ces montagnes, ces gens, ces émotions, ces souvenirs. Fini Polytech', fini les études, fin d'une époque pour débuter une nouvelle Aventure, un nouveau voyage, de nouvelles découvertes. Maintenant place au monde réel ! Et quoi de mieux pour débuter qu'une année dans les îles Kerguelen ? Mais dis moi Jamy, c'est où les Kerguelen ? Eh bien c'est tout simplement un archipel de près de 300 îles plus ou moins grandes, situé dans le sud de l'Océan Indien, entre la Réunion et l'Antarctique. Elles font partie des TAAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises) dans lesquelles sont réalisés de nombreuses étu ... read more
carte subant

Oceans and Seas » Indian September 20th 2013

Waking up at cocos was like waking up in paradise, palm trees and coco nuts everywhere! ! Got awoken up by the Federal police to check in, there where already 15 other yachts there. Out of them one other aussi, all the others where from Finland ,Holland , Germany and so on. Police came on board to check our papers, strife was not all that happy about it and barked-. We were told dogs where not allowed on land , the majority of the population is Muslim and they dislike dogs. Not the end of the world they just have to deal with it Anchored, dinghy off and land here we come. We anchored at direction island with all the other yachts , dinghy-ed over to home island to have a look whats there. Where is ... read more
palm trees
travelers palm
coco nut

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Yellow Sea September 18th 2013

Wednesday- Day Twelve Sailing from Busan South Korea to Tianjin China in the Korean strait and Yellow sea. 2am this morning our clocks went back an hour to get us back to China time, so at 7am I had run out of sleep and we were ready for breakfast before 8am. We thought dining at Carmen's today would be nice with fresh pastries, tomato juice, omelets, and nice fruit on offer which is not available in the casual dining area. Little did we know we were to experience something akin to Fawlty Towers. 45 minute wait for cooked food, all without some ingredient we had ordered, and the waiter wiping his brow, looking harassed and finally telling us "the kitchen had fallen to pieces". Not sure what had happened but by 9-30am we gave ... read more
The Bridge "Voyager of the Seas"
Iceskating fun
exercising and keeping up the fluids


Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Sea of Japan September 15th 2013

Sunday- Day Nine at Sea on route to Nagasaki We had been warned that we were traveling into a storm building into a typhoon and by midnight you could feel a distinct rocking or as the captain put it "Motion in the Ocean" We awoke to nasty grey skies, dirty looking seas and whitecaps, and for me a distinct queasy feeling. No tai chi was having enough trouble walking upright with the swaying never mind balancing. Our cabin attendant Hitesh was looking a lovely shade of yellow, he's Indian, and was feeling very sick and sorry for himself. This is his first trip on this boat, I'm not sure if he has worked on any others. Breakfast soon fixed me although the scrambled eggs took a little bit of encouragement to stay down. But ... read more
4-6 metre swells
A day of indoor activites
shopping time

Oceans and Seas » Indian September 14th 2013

Departed Cocos Sat 31stAugust. Started off with fairly light winds, but then had a beautiful sail, best day ever and even had whole main up. Perfect conditions. Connie and Graham came over on the morning we left and brought their own coffee and Trouble and Strife for a visit. (we had some chicken bones for them). Anyway, they didn’t stay long, but it was a nice send off. Late the night before we had made our sign for DI – our card in Resin. We accidently put in slightly too much catalyst, so it ended up a bit browner than expected, but ok for our first attempt. Had the perfect day sailing today, calmish seas with a big swell (nice and smooth) good winds so had the main all the way up today for the first ... read more
come to say see ya later
WAHOO...number 2
Trina on Watch

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Sea of Japan September 13th 2013

Friday- Day Seven sailing from Muroran to Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean. Today we came within 50kms of the Fukishima nuclear plant, sailing down to Tokyo. We last took water on board in Muroran yesterday with an assurance of not taking on any water until we reach Tokyo. At 4pm we were advised of being the closest we would get with the assurance of the radiation risk being less than that of an XRay. So another sea day today when there are many choices of ship board activities and another formal night. Again a night for suiting up, and minimum standard of cocktail dresses in the dining room, fine dining, and tonight in the dancing venue was the 9 piece orchestra that plays for the shows each night. Trivial pursuit this morning was a ... read more
In line skating fun
9 holes of mini golf
huge climbing wall

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Sea of Japan September 9th 2013

Monday- Day Three Sailing from The Korean Strait into The Sea of Japan Without a light source it is so easy to keep sleeping, so we woke around 8-45am. Quick shower and walk the length of the ship to get to the aft lift to get to Deck 13 and TaiChi. Our cabin is 6527, quite near the front and low, with big seas we would feel quite a bit of movement but up to today it has been like a mill pond. This is a busy piece of ocean, lots of fishing fleets, cargo boats, floating garbage and yesterday huge amounts of jelly fish. They were huge, golf umbrella size and bigger. Think the world is conspiring with me. Our cabin is forward and this is the end of the ship where the ... read more
Schooner Bar
Most days were very calm
Reading the compass

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Yellow Sea September 8th 2013

Sunday-Day Two of Cruise sailing on the Yellow Sea and into The Korean Strait. Royal Caribbean line run many ships and Voyager of the Sea is one of the biggest. We have 1165 crew on board from many countries. Most of the staff seem to be Chinese, Indian or Pilipino, but as the clientele come from all over the globe so too do the staff. Our room attendant's name is Hitesh and he's from Bombay. His job is to wait on us hand and foot, keep our rooms clean, basically our own personal butler albeit shared with 9 other rooms. This is the closest I will get to feeling like royalty. At tea last night Jun Jiang was our waitress, an English master’s graduate from the north of China. She had spent 6 months ... read more
theatre seating in 3 tiers
one of the bars
Pig and Whistle Pub

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