Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 Disperserings – Second Quarter

I just had a taste of what it’s like to read my posts with a slow internet . . . my suggestion is to get a cup of coffee while the post loads; you’ll need it anyway when reading it, … Continue reading

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2014 Disperserings – Overall and First Quarter

Originally I was planning a single post for my 2014 retrospective, but . . . 503 posts for the year (as of this writing – there will be more before the year ends). Instead, I will do four retrospective posts, one … Continue reading

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Ducks in Black and White

About to write this, and THIS song comes on. Many a days, on the long drive home, I would put this on, roll down my windows, and take the road home, down Ute Pass. Anyway, this post is about the various … Continue reading

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Out and About – December 27, 2014

As I mentioned in previous posts, I should get back to both finishing the novel and documenting the cruise . . . and I will. Meanwhile, something recent. Warning; I’ve missed my long posts . . . Honest, I have … Continue reading

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WordPress gave me a year-end review . . .

. . . and I’m not sure why. Do they think I won’t have more posts in the next few days? . . . am I supposed to stop posting until 2015? Anyway, here it is . . . not … Continue reading

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Boring Everyone With The Moon

Nights at sea with the full moon are interesting. I would have loved to capture one on a photo, but night is also when the boat is really moving (occasionally approaching 25mph). It may not sound like much, but the sea does … Continue reading

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Masked Booby At Sea

We had a day at sea after leaving Princess Cays, and while there are many activities on the boat, I was distracted from both activities and eating by a Masked Booby. The bird was tracking the ship, flying a zigzagging … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays 2014

I am not prepared . . . but I’ll give it a shot. We used to put up a lot of Christmas decorations, all over the inside and the outside of the house. This next photo is from our first … Continue reading

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Princess Cays Redux

I wrote on December 5th about our first and last port of call. Not actually a port . . . Princess Cays is a resort on the island of Eleuthera, and it may be interesting for some reading of its history … Continue reading

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Almost Underway Redux

The original version of this post, on December 4th, included only photos from the phone, and small ones, at that. I won’t repeat all the photos, but I will do a mix of both phone photos and Nikon D7000 photos. I should … Continue reading

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Post Cruise Update

The combined damage of my injury and cruise is around 9 pounds and a couple of inches. That’s 9 pounds and two inches gained between November 5th and December 20th. The breakdown is about 4 lbs and 1 inch due to … Continue reading

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Selfies

So, apparently taking selfies is all the rage now.  Let it not be said I am an old fogie all behind the times and stuff. This is me as we sailed away from Barbados.  The neon lights along the railing … Continue reading

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Heading home

We are waiting to get off the Royal Princess and begin our long way home (via Chicago) . . . 13 hours from now we will be home (I hope). Yesterday we enjoyed a relaxing day capped by a nice … Continue reading

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St. Kitts Part II

People reading Part I of the St. Kitts post might have realized I erroneously referred to St. Lucia when describing St.  Kitts. That should be corrected now, so those early readers should treasure the memory of me confusing the wo … Continue reading

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St. Kitts Part I

Woke up with a start, sensing an island approaching.  Sure enough, St. Kitts off our bow. We figured we’d have plenty of time before docking, but we figured wrong.  Not only did we dock with some speed, but the Norwegian … Continue reading

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