Janice goldrick

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Janice goldrick

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Former TravelPod Member: jan50


Joined: January 31st, 2017
From: Indiana lives in Collierville,United States
Languages: English
Profession: Retired educator
Description: Caring




This trip has been in the making for several years and this just seemed to be the right time to do it. I have been genealogy research for several years now and have always wanted to go to Germany to see the family homestead. I have been talking with my cousin who lives in Stemwede about our grandparents and he suggested we come to Germany. Soooo. Since were already going to Amsterdam in September for a cruise to Spain and Portugal we decided to add a week onto the beginning of our trip and see what Germany has to offer, We are taking our adult daughter with us and she will leave us after the week and fly back home. So we have begun the planning of this trip including our flights They are booked and ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis March 17th 2017

Geo: 17.3402, -62.7676... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis March 16th 2017

Geo: 17.0817, -61.8077I think we have been here before but my memory fails me. I don't remember it. We arrived about 8 and docked right in the city of St. John's, the capital. It wasn't long until we were tied off and received Clearance to come ashore. Sure nothing like we experienced in South America.We got off and waited what seemed like forever before we were taken to our bus for our tour. Dennis was or driver and guide. 78 years old and born and raised on the island. Very narrow streets and small busses. We travel along the center road to the other side of the island to Shirley Heights. Beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. We then traveled around and through parts of town to Nelson Dockyard. Very nice well kept up British Naval ... read more
Antigua
Antigua
Shopping area

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis March 15th 2017

Geo: 14.65, -61.0208Today was a mixed bag of weather. We had showers, downpours and sunshine. But unfortunately we never saw the clouds leave so we could see the mountains or the volcano. We left the pier are in sunshine but it didn't last long. We left and headed toward St. Pierre which is the old capital of Martinique. Most of these villages are fishing villages with fish stand along the road. The roads are narrow and it is very mountainous. We then travel to the area of the island where much of what we saw was old partial building that had been destroyed by the eruption of the volcano and what had been rebuilt since 1902. The beaches in the area are black sand and rock. This kind of soil,is very good for growing fresh fruits ... read more
Martinque
Pier leading into Martinique
Martinique

Central America Caribbean » Barbados March 14th 2017

Geo: 13.1597, -59.5514Well we survived 5 sea days even ship is low on fruit and wine. There are 5 containers waiting on the dock. Think the might come on to this ship?..Dave has a guided photography excursion today so I will let him write about that. The port looks fairly busy. Several container ships and two cruise ships besides ours. One is a windjammer. Of course the water is that beautiful coral blue. The photographic tour by Ronnie Carrington, a local who was trained in the US. Like many in Barbados he has several "paying jobs". He runs tours during tourist season, trains budding local photographers, sells his pictures and has a video production company. He shared several of his pictures with us throughout the tour along with many bits of information about Barbados. One of ... read more
Port
Port

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London March 10th 2017

Geo: 17.3402, -62.7676Well this is Day 2 of 5 sea days in a row. It is very relaxing and lazy. Been playing mahjong in the afternoon. Yesterday was sunny and warm all day. Today, it was sunny and warm this morning but cloudy this afternoon. The picture is from balcony. Nothing but water in sightDay three dawned cloudy, windy and rain. Also rough seas. Today was the celebration of crossing the equator. A little dorky but fun and it's another formal nightDay 4 Sunny and hot today, but sea is still quite rough. Have been told it will calm down the closes we get to Barbados sat out on balcony for awhile. Had breakfast with a couple who have traveled just about every where and they didn't stop talking all of breakfast. We have a long ... read more
Full moon from balcony

South America » Brazil March 8th 2017

Geo: -12.9704, -38.5124Well here we are in Salvador Brazil. This is our last port in South America been a beautiful experience. Mike, Carol and Dave took a walk around the area near the port. They wandered around in the general direction of "the elevator". This is a public means of getting up from the port to the ridge. It cost 0.15 Real which is about 7 cents- if you have a Real - or three for a US dollar since they didn't give out change all for a ride to the top with 40 of our newest friends. Trying to hold your breath was one option. Everywhere there were friendly folks who wanted to take us all over town or have a picture taken or sell us trinkets - from China. There were some old churches ... read more
Port area and terminal
Terminal

South America » Brazil March 6th 2017

Geo: -22.9035, -43.2096Rio is a beautiful city and wow what a wonderful sail away from here headed to Salvador. The captain did a great job of getting us close to the beaches and The mountains. The airport is right here on the bay. Such a fabulous setting for entering and leaving the port.... read more
As we leave
Sugarloaf mountains
Copacabana beach

South America » Argentina March 2nd 2017

Geo: -34.6118, -58.4173Today we lost half of our group back to the states. We shall miss them. The rest of us are here til we get to Fort Lauderdale. New travelers will board today. We have met several couples who never fly both ways on a long distance cruise In other words they do back to back cruises or even take breaks in between and then board another ship home. Wow. I don't know about that. We are enjoying a day on board and then tomorrow we take a city tour around Buenos Aires. This morning dawned early with breakfast in the room. We were then off to catch the bus for our tour. We started off from the port area and headed north to plaza naciones unites where we saw the aluminum tulip that open ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires February 28th 2017

Geo: -34.6118, -58.4173Well here we are in an industrial port with the city in the background. This city is actually on the river. It is the widest river in the world. So the water is nasty brown.Today is Fat Tuesday so no one is working other than shuttle services and tour operators. Carnival is a BIG thing down here. We are here for three days. Part of our crew gets off tomorrow and new folks board . That should be interesting. Some are even changing rooms. So glad we don't have to do that. We have a great cabin steward so that is great as well. The temperatures for the next three days is expected to be in the 80 and 90's. Dave has gone investigating with few others. I have decided to stay on board. ... read more
View from balcony
Maersk presence




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