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Oceans and Seas » Pacific September 20th 2009

This morning we woke up to the ship actually rolling and were able to feel the movement of the ship through the sea. The night before, we had still been inside sheltered waters and it was more like being on a lake. Also there is a melodious swishing background noise as the ship methodically plows across the ocean, pushing aside what they called small waves with occasional whitecaps on the surface. Walking past the pool there were distinct waves in the pool water as the ship rocked back and forth sloshing the pool water like you could slosh water in a shallow pan. The ship is noticeably smaller than the one we took to Alaska, but it also has only about 1/3 as many passengers. The service has been excellent so far and we are having ... read more

Oceans and Seas September 20th 2009

on thursday we went to bondi beach which was gorgeous, not sure why so many people say it's not a great beach, it's certainly better than any in england!! we did the coastal walk which was beautiful and was also quite amusing as there if a guy who lives on the cliff overlooking bondi, we saw his little set up he's got everything from a chair and a bunch of flowers to a bread roll on a stick! we didn't get to meet him though, he must have been out! we ended the coastal walk on a secluded beach where louis had cooked us up a great bbq and then we just chilled on the beach while the guys played vollyball and some people tried snorkeling. on friday we went to the blue mountains which was ... read more

Oceans and Seas September 19th 2009

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.... read more
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Oceans and Seas » Arctic September 17th 2009

Hello all, just registered for Glastonbury 2010 and plans for La Tomatina 2010 are coming along nicely It's impossible to save money but I know it will all be worth it when I'm throwing tomatoes at some random person until next time Love Erin x... read more

Oceans and Seas September 16th 2009

The flight here was absolutely awful, but was so exciting to see the sydney opera house and the harbour bridge out of the plane window!! We got to the airport and were picked up by the Ozintro guys and taken to our hostel. unfortunaltely we couldnt check in yet but wemanaged to have a shower and not feel so disgusting! We walked round the botanical gardens and saw the opera house and harbour bridge properly. We went on a jet boat round the harbour which was really fun doing spins and things like that! Feeling serverly jetlagged I went to sleep at 6pm and then woke up at 3am and couldnt get back to sleep! Then we went into Sydney and sorted out all the boring stuff like medicare cards and bank accounts etc. then we ... read more

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Oceans and Seas September 15th 2009

Bec’s Birthday Beach Party, 12 September I am sure the photos will speak for themselves. It was a good night, plenty of cocktails and vodka (which is evil), dancing and fire throwing! The day after was not that pretty. I managed drag my sorry body to the beach where a sea bath always fixes a sore head. A very slow day and I was very keen to get back into bed and wake up feeling like a normal person again. This week is my last in Sri Lanka, however I firmly believe there will be a time when I return as I have had a great time and so pleased that I was able to do something I enjoy and to contribute to a project where a real difference has been made. The people are friendly ... read more
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Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Baltic Sea September 14th 2009

Slept till 10 a.m. Could not believe it. Roxie got up went to breakfast, came back and I was still sleeping so she went roaming the ship. I never heard anything until my phone rang at 10. I later found out it was Judy. We attended a session in the spa on “Secrets to a Flatter Stomach.” I doubt I’ll ever see that again, but it was interesting and I learned a few things. Went to the art show today with Judy. Bought 2 very unique “Wyland’s” - they are painted on bamboo and I got them for ½ what they are on land. One is penguins and the other is koala bears. Stephanie, you can’t have these. Also, I won a picture of a whale jumping out of the water. Went to dinner and the ... read more
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Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » North Sea August 29th 2009

Queen Mary 2 Cruise Sat 29th August we boarded the QM2 in Southampton with our backpacks with clothes for summer, winter and of course ballroom attire! After having high expectations of the cruise we were not disappointed. During the day we attended art lectures, headed to the on board planetarium, partaking in RADA workshops and watching there Romeo and Juliet production, jogging round the running track , gyming, swimming or practicing for our starring role singing in the National Symphony Orchestra choir. Note - Jo has musical talent, I do not! Therefore Jo also entered the talent competition which surprisingly had no judges. The hardest choice to make was were to eat every night as we were spoilt for choice with the amount of restaranuts on board, both of us agreed that we had the ... read more
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Oceans and Seas August 23rd 2009

Nach einen Aufenthalt von zwei Tagen in Singapure ging es weiter nach Australien. Mein Flug ging um 23.30 Uhr. Meine Idee war, mich am Sonntag vor dem Flug komplett auszupowern und im Flugzeug zu schlafen. Dies klappte jedoch nicht, konnte kein Auge zumachen. Wenn ich schon nicht schlafen konnte hab ich mich mit Baileys Koffee beschaeftigt und das perfekte mischungsverhaeltnis fuer mich gefunden. Das lustige an dem Flug war, dass im Flugzeug das selbe Bordpersonal war wie bereits auf dem Flug von Abu Dhabi Singapur. Mir wurde nach zehn Minuten Flugzeit ein Eisbeutel gebracht. Verkrueppelte Leute bleiben anscheinend einem in Erinnerung. ... read more

Oceans and Seas August 20th 2009

Hallo, der Flug nach Singapure war richtig gut. Kann die Airline (etihad) nur weiter Empfehlen. Das einzige Problem auf dem Flug war mein Fuss, dieser ist in einer hoehe von 12 Km um das doppelte angeschwollen. Dies hab ich jedoch dank Baileys Kaffee sehr gut ueberstanden. Die zwischenlandung in Abu Dhabi war ziemlich interessant. Sehr nettes Menschen. Der Flughafen ist mitten in der Wueste. Bei einem Blick aus dem Fenster sah man nur Sand. Ich kann jeden nur empfehlen mit kruecken zu reisen. Habe am Flughafen niergendswo in einer schlange stehen mussen :). ... read more
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