Bah Hahbah

Ok, so I have no ability what so ever to do accents. ┬áBut I can enjoy a return to the Trailhead Cafe sitting on a comfortable couch with the laptop plugged in and a carmel latte. It seems that well over 50% of the passengers are on one kind of a tour or another. Me, I am just regretting that we are here too late for the Acadia Birding Festival (30 May-2June) since the add features puffins…. ┬áThe town itself has a population of about 5000 with a transition from fishing to tourism in progress. One of the good things is that most of the shops are locally owned and run (unlike Alaska).

Since the weather has been so lovely (not) I am going to break my “no shopping while traveling” rule and go look for a fleece pullover. I didn’t bring anything all that warm with me. Yes, I have some long sleeve shirts and a light weight jacket but there are limits to how many layers I want.

So wishing you a great day, sunshine and smooth seas.

Symphony

Maybe I should just stop commenting on the ship and passengers, but most of it is just too good to pass by. For example – most cruise lines do card making and scrapbooking as sea day crafts. Not so Crystal – they do needlepoint classes (and provide the kits – about 20 choices).

On the plus side – the food is fabulous. The Sushi area is a first come first served which means getting there at opening is a really good idea. The three chefs are master artists with prep and presentation. I have been more than happy to just say – fix me whatever – except eel. I don’t like eel.

Lounge space. Unlike many of the midrange ship lines, there are plenty of lounges with comfortable sofas and chairs. And I have to admit that I enjoy the ability to sit comfortably without feeling like I am taking the last chair in the ship. What you might also appreciate is the nicely but firmly worded reminder in the daily bulletin – here called Reflections – that certain lounges are cell phone free locations out of respect to fellow passengers. I just grinned on reading that. Limiting one’s ability to show off and impress everyone with importance? Right.

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7 Responses to Bah Hahbah

  1. Lis says:

    Your blog remarks are always interesting and usually hilarious. Thanks for keeping this going, and thanks again for helping make my vacation awesome; couldn’t have done it without you!

  2. Brad says:

    well, the rich people watching will have to make do in place of the puffins. sounds like the fauna is pretty fascinating however. You should come up with latin sounding names for the various species.

  3. Holly says:

    @Brad

    thinking seriously about it. Unfortunately, they are not endangered species….

  4. Brad says:

    @Holly
    They inbreed, so it is only a matter of time.

  5. Bruce says:

    Since you seem to be cruising with a large number of people who consider themselves superior to retired senior military officers, please remember that you do have a slight putdown speech (although warn you friends before you use it if possible.)

    “I really think that the house in California (substitute Bay Area or Berkeley as appropriate) has weather that is a little warm in the summer. Since my husband spends more of his time in his Swiss office rather than his Geman office and the kids are gone, there is little left to do in the house in Heidelberg in the summer except to make sure the elevator maintenance is current.”

    I’m sure that you are able to modify this paragraph to put a little twist of the knife into the socially pretentious. The truth that the unpretentious live with is often beyond the aspirations of the pretentious.

    Bruce

  6. Isobel says:

    And sushi, that part is heaven.

  7. Linda M says:

    Thank you so much for the link to the Acadia Birding Festival, I want to go next year!! The dates are even right for me for once…. Amazing.

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