Monthly Archives: September 2022

It has been a long, long

crawl up to feeling anything close to normal. To summarize. I started to feel lousy on the flight. Dani kept looking at me and asking if I was doing ok. We had managed a two seat exit row so at … Continue reading

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homeward Bound

Deciding that not much was going to be gained by hanging out on the ship till the very last minute, we had breakfast, double checked the room, and disembarked before 0900. If you ever need to find it – there … Continue reading

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Na Pali Coastline

Apparently what grows in many of the location is ferns (not the bushes and scrub that I expect from home)   and watching the low lying clouds kept me entertained this morning. I chose not to go anywhere with the … Continue reading

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Kaua’i

We sailed into harbor early enough this morning that there wasn’t much activity from either passengers on ship or those on land. I love the colors reflected in the water and the play of cloud shadows on this small bit … Continue reading

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tenders

(not chicken or fish, but the use of a ship’s lifeboats to ferry passengers to/from shore at a port where there is either no good dock or a shallow bay). I really don’t like tendering. It isn’t that I dislike … Continue reading

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Showers and Sunblock

Before I forget, it can rain during the day. Not cold and blustery mind you, but at least here on Hilo, showers in the morning aren’t uncommon. So (fill in your name in addition to Marise, Mike, Graeme, Jill, etc) … Continue reading

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Chickens

It is probably well known by anyone who has come through most of the Hawaiian Islands that there seems to be an abundance of feral chickens. Yes, you read that correctly – there are chickens just about everywhere…. (taken by … Continue reading

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September 11th

Nine o’clock in the morning was 1500 and getting toward the end of the duty day in Europe, that day 21 years ago.  Children who hadn’t yet been born that fall are now adults. We have built memorials, fractured our … Continue reading

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Pride of America

which is the only ship NCL has flagged in the US.   This is our route & times   Saturday September 10.      Honolulu, Oahu, HI  departing 7:00pm Sunday, September 11. Kahului, Maui, HI.        8:00am arrival Monday, September 12. Kahului, … Continue reading

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That is a lot of water

Home to BART (via Peet’s for an early morning caffeine fix) to Coliseum station to monorail to OAKLAND Airport. (break – rewriting what was obviously lost on a failure to save before an unexpected re-boot) And we were through security … Continue reading

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Too many projects

and likely nowhere near enough time in which to complete them all. , After all, I am only packing for a week, not a month, year, or the rest of my natural life.  Two projects make sense – they have … Continue reading

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