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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne February 6th 2017

Geo: -37.8146, 144.957We arrived on Monday 6 Feb and checked in to our "timeshare" Wyndham Hotel.Did touristy tram rides and walks on Mon and Tue. It was good because most of my trips to Melbourne have been for work and I haven't really seen the city through tourist eyes. The trees and greenery are great as is the architecture, including the modern buildings.Had a lovely catch-up and dinner with Robyn's relatives Barb and Jim on Tue evening.... read more
China Town
Yarra vista
Zia's Cafe

Oceania » Australia » Queensland February 5th 2017

Geo: -27.387, 153.119... read more
Valley of the Roses from the look out point
Dades Valley
Pattes de singe formation

Oceania » Australia » Queensland December 31st 2016

Geo: -27.384, 153.12... read more
Our apartment at Liliova
Atlantis Hotel, Dubai
Snow in Prague

North America » United States » California » Los Angeles December 29th 2016

Geo: 34.1183, -118.3Peter was working so we three drove 45 min to the Griffith Observatory lookout, up in the Hollywood hills. A beautiful day and half of LA had the same idea, so the traffic and parking was diabolical. Still, we had a good visit that included a show in the planetarium.... read more
Last pic

North America » United States » Florida » Key Biscayne December 28th 2016

Geo: 25.6691, -80.1555John and Carol picked us up from the pier and we had a quick look at Key Biscayne, Little Haiti and Little Havana, then an excellent lunch and coffees at a Cuban restaurant. Then they dropped us at the airport for our flight to LAX.After short stay with Erin and Peter we fly home.... read more
Lighthouse deck
A Wynwood Wall

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London December 27th 2016

Geo: 25.0801, -77.3416Relaxing sea day yesterday. We asked for a curry dinner last night (with a day's notice they'll serve almost anything - except Vegemite) and they did a fine job. Chicken, lamb and beef curries with breads, raita, the works. As it turned out lobster thermidor was on the regular menu, so we had that too! None of our shipmates liked curry so we ate only with Peter and Susan. They are staying on board for a second cruise to Los Angeles via the Panama - watch out waistlines!Our musicians whimsically call themselves "A Band on Ship". Clever.Did a two-hour coach tour of Nassau. Getting a little jaded with these. One interesting fact was that here they have two Mardi Gras-like parades in the "Junkanoo" festival. These are held on Boxing Day and New Year's ... read more
Michael Jackson suite

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis December 25th 2016

Geo: 19.1413, -69.1283A tiny Dominican Republic resort island, near the mainland town of Samana.Rob and I both did a mainland horse riding excursion. Pretty adventurous and fun.Merry Christmas to my readers. Lots of Christmas (and Hanukkah) cheer and activities on board.... read more
The Ride
Muddy track

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London December 24th 2016

Geo: 18.4216, -64.6129Aspects of life on the British Virgin Islands (BVI) seem schizophrenic. The currency is USD. They drive on the left, but the great majority of vehicles are left hand drive. Imperial units of measure seem the norm. The UK appoints the (imported) Governor but the 13-person parliament is locally elected.The nearby Norman Island is immortalised as RLS's Treasure Island, and there's also a Dead Man's Chest island. All very piratical.I ordered a caramel milkshake at lunch. The waiter came back to apologise that they had caramel syrup but no caramel ice cream. Would I like something else, or would vanilla ice cream be OK? They try pretty hard on this ship.... read more
BVI archipelago

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London December 23rd 2016

Geo: 17.8993, -62.8564We anchored at French St Barthélemy, with St Maarten clearly visible 25km away. Lots of super yachts in the harbour and we Googled some for fun. A missile defence system - really?See pic - Super yacht "Luna". Built 2009, cost USD 545M. Length 115m.- 10 VIP guest cabins over 100 square metres each, a 20 metre indoor/outdoor swimming pool, 9 decks and a large outdoor entertaining area. Luna is also equipped with 8 tenders, 1 mini-submarine and a crew of 50 persons.- Fitted with an anti-missile system like its sister yacht, Eclipse. All windows are bulletproof to B7+ levels. The steel hull is over 17.5 cm thick. LRAD guns, bomb-proof doors, FLIR.- Luna and Eclipse have the only multipurpose custom made Lifeboats/Limousine in the world, at a cost of over $4M each. They are ... read more
Maltese Falcon
St Barts
Yellow submarine

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London December 22nd 2016

Geo: 18.0093, -63.0479Trivia quiz: Where is the only place France and Netherlands share a land border?The island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin has been shared by the Dutch and French since a treaty in the mid 1600s. The French (northern) side has about 60% of the land area and about the same pop (40,000) as the Dutch side.... read more
Helmet dive
Indigo Bay
Front St

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