June 25, 2019 (Day 1 of Viking cruise) I’ve been busy the last few days and unable to participate in Becky’s Square July Blues. So to make up for it (just a little!) I’m posting three blue squares today -all taken in the Netherlands in late June of this year. Known for its Delft china […]Read More FOTD: Blue Netherlands: Cool Water in a Heat Wave
December 29, 2018 Last night, our first night on our Nile cruise, I slept better than I have since the beginning of the trip! I loved my bed in our stateroom and the temperature was not too hot nor too cold (although the people in the staterooms across from ours did complain that their rooms […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 13: Cruise to Edfu
December 28, 2018 I was looking forward to the next portion of our trip – a 5-day cruise on the Nile, aboard a 16-passenger dahabeya – in other words, a private ship for our OAT group of 14 people including our guide plus 14 crew members! This dahabeya, called Aida, is one of only two such […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 12: Cruising the Nile & Visit to el Hegz Island
October 2, 2017 Today was an enjoyable day, especially because we got to choose exactly what we wanted to do. We had signed up for the “Hop On Hop Off (HOHO)with admission to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic” and it also included admission to the Citadel. The double decker buses painted various colors (like […]Read More HOHO Halifax, Part 1 – Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
March 27, 2017 Today we traversed the Panama Canal! We entered the canal from the Caribbean side at about 6:00 a.m. A narrator came on board to broadcast what we were watching. When I woke up enough to go outside on our veranda, I took some pictures of the rising sun silhouetting some of the […]Read More Traversing the Panama Canal
In March, we took a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego, passing through the Panama Canal. Besides the amazing engineering that went into construction of this series of locks and lakes through the Isthmus of Panama, there were a variety of different types of ships passing through. My first career was in export shipping […]Read More Ships on the Panama Canal
August 14, 2015 (Stockholm, Day 1) When we left Sigtuna, we returned to Stockholm to visit one of its more than 80 museums. The Vasa Museum’s centerpiece is a ship that sank in 1628, 23 minutes into its maiden voyage! It was not pulled out of the canal until the 1950s, when the technology to […]Read More Stockholm’s Great Scandal!