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This is the first post of our cruise for which there is no corresponding post from the ship. That means no versions of these photos have been seen anywhere in the universe before now. . . . except, you know, … Continue reading
If posts were maps, this one and the rest that document our Caribbean cruise would be shown under the label “Terre Incognite”. Perhaps more appropriately, “Terre e Oceani Incogniti”. That’s because this and future posts about last year’s cruise do not … Continue reading
The second part of the original St. Kitts posts (HERE) concerned itself with our visit to Brimstone Hill Fortress. There are two sources I suggest people read to get a sense of the history of the place. Once again I … Continue reading
OK, on with documenting our now more-then-a-month-old Caribbean Cruise. Interesting . . . the editor flags “then” as being wrong. The quick rule, as I remember it . . . ‘than’ if making a comparison, ‘then’ if referencing time. I think I … Continue reading
The morning of December 14th saw us heading into the Bridgetown port, Barbados. The locals mostly paid us no mind . . . It looked as if our room would be facing the harbor and Bridgtown, but somewhere between me … Continue reading
St. Lucia was not much of a stop for us. As a reminder, HERE is the post I did from the boat. These photos are essentially the same, or nearly the same, as the ones I did from the phone. … Continue reading
Part I HERE. Back in the boat, we took a shower, ate, grabbed snacks, and then planted ourselves on the balcony as we waited for our departure from Antigua. By the way, the buffet had an endless supply of breadsticks. … Continue reading
December 12, 2014 . . . nearly a month ago, we pulled into the port in Antigua after two days of sailing from Ft. Lauderdale. The original post of that day is HERE. This is a supplement to that post … Continue reading
The sunset photos were nice . . . but I wondered how they would look in various treatments of B&W. I used onOne Suite, Topaz Suite, DxO Film Pack, and Silver EFex Pro 2. Click for larger version in new … Continue reading
December 8 was a sea day . . . meaning, we were heading back to Fort Lauderdale, and it would take all day and most of the night. In the morning of the 9th, we would be back in the … Continue reading
The next, and last, stop of the five days cruise was Grand Turk. I kept scanning the horizon for the first signs of a giant fez, but it turns out Grand Turk is an island, part of the Turk and … Continue reading
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
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
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