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North America » United States » New Jersey » Jersey City » Newport July 21st 2011

Les Charbonneau avec le nouveau Castel C nous accompagnent pour explorer le Long Island Sound et ils sont choyés avec une mer calme et très facile à naviguer. Le Castel C connait son premier ancrage avec ses nouveaux propriétaires à Oyster Bay. Le lendemain, l’apprentissage d’un mooring à Port Jefferson. Visite du village avec arrêt à la poissonnerie pour achat de palourdes fraîches et pétoncles et sur le Trusty III, Claudette et Sylvain découvrent 2 sortes de palourdes qui sont si bonnes lorsque local. The weather was great, but when we stopped we could feel the heat. The breeze made it easier. After exploring the south shore of Long Island Sound, we then crossed to the north to Mystic in Connecticut, where we spent 3 days. Our last stop in Long Island was Huntington Bay with ... read more
1107-092 Ancrage Oyster Bay
1107-095 Port Jefferson
1107-097 Port Jefferson


Yep, it sure is. Crikey, never seen so many buildings competing to scrape the sky either. But I reckon that most of the people who read these words actually know more about New York than I do, so I'm not going to bother preaching to the converted among you, and if you haven't been here, then all you have to do is look around this travelblog site, there's bound to be several entries by people who will be writing about all the things that you ought to write about. Getting here wasn't the best, what with the debacle at Heathrow, yet another connecting flight back to Frankfurt, then being stowed in Lufthansa cattle class for 8 hours, knees around my ears (Lindo certainly has an advantage here). The movie was a rom-com called 27 Dresses, and ... read more
me in Central Park
squirrel!
in the village


London again. It's a bit like coming home really, it's certainly the closest thing we've had to a home in 2 months anyway. Only the whole place has changed. Just a week earlier we'd left London for our Scottish and Irish experience and it was still very much a city in early spring. We arrive back on the 7th of May to find summer has definitely arrived while we were away, galavanting around the highlands and watching atlantic sunsets. We have some work to do, funnily enough, and this makes it seem even more homely. Because we are more or less making this trip up on the spot, the only concrete things being our international flights into and out of the big continents, a certain amount of haphazard and last minute planning has to happen before ... read more
Stasa and Lindo, underground
in the London nature
Rule Britannia

North America » United States » New Jersey » Jersey City » Newport April 13th 2007

To begin, why such a long title? Deserves a little explanation. Including enough key words to get captured in google search for 'train travel East Coast West Coast'. ( I have assumed there are and will be travellers like me ) Readers interested only in the travelogue can skip to the 'Preparation' paragraph. Others who have all the time in world can continue reading. Why this assumption? Is it because it is too adventrous or creative for lesser mortals to undertake? No, but there are few prerequisites for one to undertake such a journey. And all of them have to be fulfilled. 1. You have too much time and do not know what to do with it. (I am waiting for my work permit to come from USCIS. This will take 3 months during which i ... read more

North America » United States » New Jersey » Jersey City » Newport November 10th 2005

In a display of astounding solidarity, the like of which hasn't been seen since Opal Fruits became Starburst, the inhabitants of George Washington Flat 903 were able to pool human resources and score 2 'excellents' and 7 'goods' in our flat inspection this month. While the rest of our flat had been deemed 'good', the bathroom floors in both the male and female toilettes were considered 'excellent' - a mildly sparkling example for the rest of the world to take note. A note at the bottom of our inspection sheet declared that the apartment "is looking great". This is, to be fair, a relatively new state for our flat. As I mentioned in a previous blog, the girls' triple room has not been in the tidiest of conditions. Even my bed area, I'm ashamed to say, ... read more
Our Building
GW 903 - The Lounge
My bed area




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