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Oceans and Seas » Pacific January 14th 2014

Aw...gotta love the day at sea. Truthfully, we did not have cheeseburgers the entire time...I guess I thought it would be a cuter title than "Day Two" ... then again I guess I could quote another Jimmy Buffet song "It's 5'Oclock somewhere" as a catchy, yet, cliche title. Anyway, I did not realize until we had gotten back that I did not take any aerial view type photos of the ship. No pics of the decks or pool or pool well. I think Im trying to get away from the era of "take a pic of anything" type days just to document my entire second on earth... Plus I think in the grand scheme of things, some people do not want to scroll through 1,000 pics of mine to look at a trip they did ... read more
Getting Ready
Wine in the Piano Room

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » North Atlantic » Gulf Stream January 12th 2014

Well finally set sale on Friday last at 8.30pm We had a we sailaway and a pretty eventful Saturday am but as I try to write this we are currently in a Force 10 gale with 15/17 metre swell and have been for 36 hrs. Sorry guys but its coming your way. Couple of pics Cheers... read more

Oceans and Seas » Arctic » Barents Sea December 27th 2013

Our Evolution towards Utopia img=* An Essay on the struggle for International Peace by Robin Denton A Short Biography: Mr. Denton read International Relations at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa under Professor Kunert in 1981. He was an anti apartheid and peace activist and an International Focaliser for the Rainbow movement- a social-environmental group based on Native American principles. He has worked over the years in many countries including India, Nepal, Bosnia, Israel, Turkey... read more

Oceans and Seas December 1st 2013

The captain wakes us this morning around 8 am once again. We have arrived during the night at Paradise Harbour, a natural shelter formed by two islands and the mainland. This location, delineated by mountains and glaciers on all sides and sheltered from stormy seas, must have seemed a relative paradise to whomever named it. It is a brilliant sunny day with wispy clouds, and the beauty of the surroundings once again takes our breath away. There are two research stations here: Brown Station, an Argentinian facility, and a Chilean station named for a Chilean president who was the first head of state to visit the Antarctic continent. Both stations have interesting histories. Brown Station is famous for having once been burned to the ground by a scientist who went crazy. The Chilean station stands on ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea October 15th 2013

Oh my gosh. Five days at sea have made us so lazy, but we did have the honor of crossing the equator and going from polliwogs to shellbacks (and have the papers to prove it!) plus we went to sleep on Sunday night and woke up on Tuesday morning! That's been really interesting to try to reconcile to our gadgets! But we've had nothing but calm seas and balmy weather until Tuesday when it was cloudy and rainy all day. Love being south of the Equator though.... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico October 14th 2013

We love to cruise! You can't beat the bang-for-buck and the ability to wake up every day and be some place new. 13 of us all got together and decided to take a fun 5 day cruise to Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico on Carnival's Elation. Jason and I cruised with: Greg & Mel (first time!), Laurie & Devin, Alvie & Kristie (First time!), Megan & Jeremy (First time!), Dana & Ryan H, and Ryan T. Elation is a smaller ship compared to some of the monsters out there, but she's a fun ship nonetheless. I've been on her sisters: Sensation, Fascination, and maybe one other? We decided to cruise out of New Orleans because of the price, and also to stay an extra day afterwards. (There will be a separate entry on that later!) The Itinerary: ... read more
Jason & Me - Carnival Elation
Carnival Elation

Oceans and Seas » Indian October 12th 2013

After 2 1/2 weeks we had to move on. Time for the next 1300 nm to Thailand. Not quite as nervous as the first time, though graeme was worried about the weather pattern since they are so different than what he was used to. Because we didn't have much internet it was a bit hard to get a good weather forecast, everybody else who left from here wasn't all that worried, so we just had to do the same. wind was always coming east south east the whole time we where there and since we where going north it all looked good. We sorted everything away, closed all the draws, made sure nothing is on the loose,even had our ipod dock ready upstairs. Always nice to sit up in the cockpit with a bit of music>. ... read more
booby bird
the real fish
can't say much about this

Oceans and Seas October 5th 2013

Just realized a whole blog entry didn't get published, so this is an update to what the delay did to our travel itinerary. First, since we were a day late coming out of Seattle, we were a day late in LA. This means that we have missed our berth date in Hilo and therefore we are not stopping there. So we will not have a chance to see and visit with Hal. We got in touch with him yesterday from LA and we're all very disappointed that we won't be stopping! Now the ship will be stopping in Lahaina, Maui, instead and then we will only have one day, instead of two, in Honolulu. We were lucky we got our excursion to the Arizona/Missouri changed to that day, because we had originally scheduled it for our ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea October 4th 2013

Now I've changed to the Coral Sea although we're not there yet, but it's in the right direction, at least. Don't know why you can't publish a blog without having to choose a sea in the Pacific. We're just heading for the big middle! Anyway, got to Los Angeles at 8 a.m. yesterday but didn't get permission to disembark for another 2 hours. Glad we had cancelled our LA plans and just stayed close to the ship. We did get off and walked down to the USS Iowa, that is berthed nearby and that is now open for tours. We didn't go aboard because of our visit to the Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri in Honolulu. Those are our beginning WWII and ending the war visits on this trip. Further to our sea wildlife sightings ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea October 2nd 2013

Due to the delay, we have had a big change of itinerary. We are in Los Angeles a day late, and then we will miss our berth date in Hilo, Hawaii, and will have to skip that stop. We are stopping instead in Lahaina, Maui, and then only have one day in Honolulu, Oahu. I hope we will still get to see the Arizona Memorial and the Mightly Missouri on our scheduled tour, but we won't know until later this week. Otherwise, the sailing now is much calmer and it is sunny outside. We hope we've left the bad weather behind. Still having 8-10' swells so caution is still needed in walking around the ship (like a drunken sailor if you know what I mean). Did have a great experience at lunch. We were next to ... read more

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