Paradise Found November 19th 2015 Geo: -17.52, -149.56After 7 days at sea it was great to look out the window thismorning and see land. We went up on deck to watch us anchor in the shelteredharbour of Nuku Hiva, the capital of the Marquesas Islands. The dock side hereis too small for even the Astor so we were to be transported ashore aboard thetenders.We got our tickets for this for 10am and then went tobreakfast. We also ... read more
Oceania » French Polynesia The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January ... ... read more
I love travelling and have done as much as I can over the 68 years of my life. Since retiring from teaching in 2012 I have been able to do even more and have enjoyed the diverse landscapes, cities, peoples and places I have visited. My travels have taken me to every continent and to over 87 countries.
I also love sharing my experiences by writing and uploading photos so others can perhaps be inspired to follow in my footsteps or to just go out and explore this wonderful planet on which we all live. I am also happy that I have found another blog site where this can occur after my original hos... full info