Around South America

As we sailed down the west coast of South America we stopped at many ports. Manta, Lima, Santiago, Isla Robinson Crusoe, Ushuaia, Montevideo and Buenos Aires, to name a few. We often got off the Zaandam an took a guided tour of area. The small mountain in the background is a temple. There were several… Continue reading Around South America

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Years End

This is Antarctica! We spent 4 days cruising the fiords, seeing the animals that make Antarctica their home, and listening to the people who have studied Antarctica and live there for a large part of the year. There is no way you can understand what it is like unless you go there. The feeling I… Continue reading Years End

Antarctica and Back

We spent 41 Days on the Zaandam, a ship 780 feet long and 106 feet wide, with 10 decks available to passengers. There were 12 elevators, a work out area, many restaurants, bars and places to eat. There was a casino, shops and a concert hall with nightly performances. There were two swimming pools. There… Continue reading Antarctica and Back

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On A Cruise

On October 6th I left on a 41day cruise to Antarctica. I mistakenly assumed I would be able to continue to update my website. The tools I needed are not available through the internet I have available. I’ll be back on November 17 and hopefully I’ll get back to speed.

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We’re Off

Yes, we’re starting our trip with an early morning trip to Fort Lauderdale on Delta, where we stay overnight. On Saturday we get on Holland America’s Zaandam. We’ll spend the next 41 days on and off the ship. We go through the Panama Canal. Then down the west side of South America all the way… Continue reading We’re Off

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A Cold Destination

I haven’t been writing much in the past few days spending my time getting ready for a 41-day cruise to the Antarctic. What we have done to get ready, planning, shopping, packing and repacking and generally getting our house ready for our really good friend to stay at our place and take care of our… Continue reading A Cold Destination

Coming Back

Spending a week at and on the beach has a calming influence. A week with no TV and limited media contact of any kind, Mariners lost again, removes you from the problems that so fill our thoughts on a daily basis. The waves never stop their rush to the shore and provide a movie and… Continue reading Coming Back

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Days End

The end of another good day on the Oregon coast. Went to the outlet mall in Lincoln city and got a blanket for our cat Marley. Really soft. Then south to Depot Bay for a late lunch/early dinner at The Horn Public House & Depot Bay Brewing Co. Again, the best grilled cheese sandwich and… Continue reading Days End

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Sunshine and

The end to a perfect day. Yes, those are pelicans flying into a beautiful sunset. We also thought we saw a whale spout, but couldn’t confirm it. There is a surfer in this picture but you are really going to look hard to find him/her. We keep getting told that the temperature is 64. Sitting… Continue reading Sunshine and

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Gleneden Beach

I’m at Gleneden Beach on the Oregon coast, sitting in the sun and listening to the waves break. It’s definitely a great place to relax and rejuvenate you mind and body. To avoid what’s happening with Trump, the shootings each and every day, the global warming disasters, the lack of any kind of agenda, other… Continue reading Gleneden Beach

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