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Oceans and Seas » Atlantic November 15th 2023

On our cruise around the Continent of Africa! Well it has been a challenge getting wifi and finding the time to work on my travelblog! The travelblog website that I have used over the last 20 years is not working properly. I can’t consistently upload my photos. So this will be my last travelblog on this website. Unfortunately it is without my photos!!! I apologize for that to all of you! I will post some photos on facebook but sadly doesn't respond to my calls for help! I wanted to let everyone know that we are safe and sound and now past the war zone in Gaza and past the pirate waters off Somalia! Holland America Cruise lines have been extremely cautious and are looking after our welfare on this trip. As a result of ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Bering Sea November 9th 2023

After leaving Dutch Harbor it was a five day passage across the Bering Sea and the North Pacific Ocean to our first port of call in Japan. Every night we added an extra hour of sleep as we crossed multiple time zones and then lost a day as we crossed the International Dateline. There was plenty to do on those sea days as Silversea packed the daily schedule with interesting events and activities. The Assistant Cruise Director gave iPhone lessons and he even set up my phone with a SIM card so it would work in Japan. There were two Arts and Crafts instructors on board offering jewelry making classes, water color painting, dot art and origami folding classes. There were dance and bridge lessons available. We played ping pong and in the process met some ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean » Ionian Sea October 18th 2023

Today was a “down day”, sleeping in and various other low energy activities. I spent it catching up on blog posts, exchanging photos with Sharon and taking a nap. The weather is lovely and I normally would love to be outdoors, but I declined to be in the wind since I have a lingering cold.... read more

Oceans and Seas » Arctic » Norwegian Sea August 15th 2023

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary we signed up for a Celebrity cruise from Cape Liberty NY with stops in Halifax, St. John’s, Greenland then 3 stops in Iceland. We tacked on 3 extra days in Reykjavik to get in some extra sightseeing. Here are a few sample pics.... read more
Celebrity Summit
The Lady
Peggy’s Cove

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic July 20th 2023

Hello everyone DAY25 We VIsited Isafjordur in Iceland which is on the shores of Skutulsfjorour,on the northern point of was a small town about 1000 Inhabitants. Next day we visited Akureyri which is one of the biggest towns,about 20,000 inhabitants in Iceland. We joined the on and off bus around the city,we did a bit of shopping,there was more to choose from,as the other -places were very small That was our last stop in Iceland,we are now heading to Copenhagen,1199 nautical miles,2 days at sea. hope You enjoy the few photos KS... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic July 16th 2023

DAY 23 SEES US ARRIVE IN OUR FINAL PORT IN GREENLAND QAQORTOQ. pronounced Kar-hor-tock,its the largest city in Southern Greenland with 3000 inhabitants. Lots of coloured houses. We now have left Qaqortoq and are on our way to Isafjordur in Iceland,it will take us 2 days at sea 813 nautical miles Enjoy the photos KS... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic July 14th 2023

HI EVERYONE WE spent most of the day cruising up the TASERMIUT Fjord,photos will not do it was stunning We are now cruising to our next port Qaqortoq in a north easterly direction into the North Atlantic sea. Thanks for travelling with us KS... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic July 13th 2023

Hello Everyone We left Nuuk in rain and fog,not long into the journey our Captain made an announcement that the Danish authorities had been in touch To say they are to many big ice bergs on the way to ILULISSAT so we changed direction and headed for Nanortalik the most southern town in Greenland,1,000 people live there,it’s like time has stood still for many folk,the people were so friendly to us and they sold products on the side of road,it was a beautiful place ,feel so privileged to have seen it. We are now headed for the Tasermiut Fjord in southwesternGreenland it is a 70 kilometre long fjord.Administratively it is part of the Kujalleq municipality we get there about 10 in the morning and cruise through till 5pm,our next port to dock will be Qaqortoq Enjoy ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic July 10th 2023

Hi Every one Yesterday has got to be the best day of the tour,we arrived at 11oclock sailing into Prins Christian Sund,it’s 100km long and it is narrow sometimes only 500 metres wide,it is surrounded by steep mountains. THE Fjord is dotted with many glaciers We spent about 6 hrs to get through and it was magic. There is a very small village there only about 100 people live there,you will see on the photos. Last night we left the sounds and headed towards Nuuk,we will travel 393 nautical miles in a North westerly direction in the Labrador Sea. It’s getting a bit more colder as we go further,but on the whole the weather has been brilliant,going through the sund was sunny. enjoy the photos KS... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » North Atlantic July 7th 2023

Hi everyone We arrived in Reykjavik Iceland,which is the worlds most Northerly capital,on a most glorious friday morning at 7am,sun was shining,the weather has certainly been good to us so far. The Pearl is the number 1 attraction Reykjavik it’s the biggest nature museum in Iceland,it is situated on the top of Oskjuhlio hill. The building consists of a vast glass dome resting on top of 6 district heating tanks,4 of them are still in use,one hosts a real ice cave,and one has been turned into a planetarium,from the Pearl there a stunning view of the city. Kevin and I have been having a hot tub dip most days at sea. Tonight we have left Reykjavik in beautiful sunshine,we watched the pilot boat leave us. We will navigate all night long in the North Atlantic Ocean,we ... read more

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