Starting Anew in 2018

Here we are in the month of February and I’m just now beginning my blog posts for 2018.  I’ve decided that this year will include some new creative efforts and will also focus more on […]

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United Kingdom and Ireland – Memories and Highlights

Just a cavalcade of photos to bring back those wonderful memories.  

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Last Day at Sea and Dartmouth, England

There’s really not a lot to share about our last full day at sea.  Because of the winds, the seas were very rough and the ship rocked back and forth quite a bit.  Not bad […]

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What comes to mind when you think of Liverpool?  It’s a large British port city – probably dirty – they talk funny there – and oh yeah, the Beatles called this place home.  Well…shock of […]

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It’s been a great day in Dublin.  What a beautiful city with wonderfully friendly and charming people.  We pretty much did Dublin on our own today.  We didn’t have a morning excursion so we left […]

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Holyhead, Wales

This morning we arrived in Holyhead, Wales with a lot of much-appreciated sunshine.  Before I start, however, I want to share a photo from last night at 9:30pm which demonstrates the beauty and drama of […]

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

We arrived this morning in Belfast… and of course, it was raining.  Here’s my first view from the ship. Yes, it was a little disappointing at first but we managed to deal with the weather […]

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Dinner at Pacific Rim

Last night we had dinner at the Pacific Rim restaurant on our way to Belfast.  We had drinks in the Explorer Lounge with our favorite bartender, Sonja who is from Serbia.   We dined with […]

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Day at Sea

Before I begin with today’s story, let me just share a few photos of last night’s dinner at Prime 7.  We had a great time, enjoyed all of the food, and had some very pleasant […]

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Edinburgh, Scotland

We arrived this morning in Scotland and the weather conditions were worse today than yesterday – 46 degrees, rain, and wind.  In addition, the ship is not able to dock in the harbor so we […]

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