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  1. WOW!! Super excellent details and background about the Regatta and this recent "fix-up"!! Appreciate the sharing/reporting from this experienced Southern California traveler about your recent experiences on the Regatta. From our 20-day sailing on the Nautica in late 2018, I would agree the GDR menu can get a little repetitive and needs more variety for longer cruises. But, you correctly summarize that this is a fleetwide challenge. Will post and share this info on our Roll Call. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.). Now at 65,564 views: www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696
  2. Super appreciate this great follow-up and these comprehensive details from cswhistler on Vancouver Island. Very helpful and interesting!! Will be sharing with those our our very active CC Roll Call for our Feb. 17 sailing. Looking forward to seeing the "new" Regatta and especially that glass shower door. That's a needed improvement over the Nautica experience from late 2018. Keep it coming with any and all details/info. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 238,432 www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923
  3. Appreciate ALL of these great comments and follow-ups. Very helpful and beneficial sharing. Keep it coming!! Don't be shy with any questions, suggestions, etc. We will be heading "down under" near to Australia in just three week. Doing "winter snowbird locations" can be wonderful. Our destination will be for doing New Zealand's North Island more in-depth after our first visit there in 2014. Plus, then we will be an exploring of many exotic South Pacific islands on the Oceania Regatta. See the graphic below. Will do a live/blog on the Oceania CC Board for this upcoming trip. Any tips, suggestions and secrets for exploring in these areas? Below is a link to our late summer 2019 adventure in western Canada, Alaska, etc. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Recently completed Calgary, Jasper/Banff National Parks, Western Canada Rocky Mountaineer rail adventure, Vancouver, sailing up to Alaska, post-cruise excursion to Denali, etc. Lots of visuals and details from our first visits to these scenic areas!! That live/blog is at: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2682584-live-terryohio-silver-muse-alaska-canadarockies-pix’s/ Or, you could simply do a quick Google search with these terms: Live Terry/Ohio Muse Alaska Below is a graphic for our trip coming up soon in February 2020. Need to escape the Midwest winter cold!! Sunshine can be fun and refreshing??!!: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!)
  4. Super appreciate these above very nice comments and the kind follow-ups from Geri and EssG. We will be heading "down under" near to Australia and EssG in just three week. Our destination will be for doing New Zealand's North Island more in-depth after our first there in 2014. Plus, then will be an exploring of many exotic South Pacific islands on the Oceania Regatta. See the graphic below. Will do a live/blog on the Oceania CC Board for this upcoming trip. Any tips, suggestions and secrets for exploring in these areas? Below is a link to our late summer 2019 adventure in western Canada, Alaska, etc. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Recently completed Calgary, Jasper/Banff National Parks, Western Canada Rocky Mountaineer rail adventure, Vancouver, sailing up to Alaska, post-cruise excursion to Denali, etc. Lots of visuals and details from our first visits to these scenic areas!! That live/blog is at: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2682584-live-terryohio-silver-muse-alaska-canadarockies-pix’s/ Or, you could simply do a quick Google search with these terms: Live Terry/Ohio Muse Alaska Below is a graphic for our trip coming up soon in February 2020. Need to escape the Midwest winter cold!! Sunshine can be fun and refreshing??!!: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!)
  5. Yes, am for LSU tonight in the College National Championship game. Why? Joe Burrow, the Louisiana State quarterback, grew up just 75 minutes southeast from where we live in Central Ohio. This Heisman Trophy-winning QB is a graduate of Ohio State University, before deciding to do a graduate transfer to LSU where he had a better chance of being the starting signal-caller in 2018. The rest is history. Joe has become a household name across the country and in his Heisman speech, he helped raised more than a half-million-dollar for their local food bank in that part of our state that is more economically challenged. Clemson, in my opinion, is too arrogant. Like LSU better!! Our best for Lois with your exciting cruise and the upcoming medical treatments. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 238,392 www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923
  6. From the Boston Globe Travel Section earlier this week, they had this headline: “St. Bart’s is back, and better than ever” with this sub-head: "After Hurricane Irma leveled it, the island has made a grand return." Here are some more of the story highlights: “A year after Irma roared through I started hearing that St. Bart’s had already pulled off an incredible recovery, but I needed to see it myself. Honestly, what were the chances that it would take only a year or so to fully come back from the first category 5 hurricane to ever hit the Leeward Islands? Not only was I relieved that the island had come back, I was astounded that it looked even better than the last time I was there. Unsightly power lines were buried, narrow winding roads were widened, and hotels and restaurants had taken the opportunity to rebuild better than before. As my ferry lurched into the capital city of Gustavia, I could see that all the high-end boutiques were back and the restaurants were crowded with locals and the first throngs of holiday season tourists.” Nice, personal reporting about his experience over the years at St. Bart's. Good, positive news!!! Full story at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/09/lifestyle/st-barts-is-back-better-than-ever/ THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland Adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling/details with many exciting visuals and key highlights. On page 23, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 227,841 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139
  7. It's nice and sunny here today in Central Ohio. Need proof and evidence? See below!! For most of the month of January, things upcoming seem fairly decent and mild. Friday to be a high of 56F per AccuWeather. Mostly later this month in the upper 30's and 40'sF. Not too bad for a Midwest winter, so far. Limited changes of snow and/or super cold weather. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio AFRICA?!!?: Fun, interesting visuals, plus travel details from this early 2016 live/blog. At 48,062 views. Featuring Cape Town, South Africa’s coast, Mozambique, Victoria Falls/Zambia and Botswana's famed Okavango Delta. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2310337 Just a few minutes ago, here was the view from our family room window. We had two visitors doing their usual munching and enjoying of our greenery. Always interesting having wildlife at our back door!: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!)
  8. Hi, J.P. We have a nice guest suite at our home and would be happy to invite you and your DW to stay here if in the Central Ohio area. BUT, given your apparent "bad luck" in bringing fire dangers, we might have to reevaluate such an invitation. Be careful!! Good luck as you pick your future destinations. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.). Now at 65,409 views: www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696
  9. We will give you a "break" or pass this first time. BUT, we are expecting you to be more discipled and focused in the future by sharing such "food porn". Those at home in "cheap seats" expect to see some future, fun food visuals. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Venice: Loving It & Why??!! Is one of your future desires or past favorites? See these many visual samples for its great history and architecture. This posting is now at 86,192 views. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1278226
  10. Looking great!! For my order, I would like the Beef Wellington!! Do you deliver to Ohio? Below from last summer on the Silver Muse, here is how our special order of Beef Wellington was prepared and looked. Super tasty treat!! THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Recently completed Calgary, Jasper/Banff National Parks, Western Canada Rocky Mountaineer rail adventure, Vancouver, sailing up to Alaska on the Silver Muse, post-cruise excursion to Denali, etc. Lots of visuals and details from our first visits to these scenic areas!! That live/blog is at: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2682584-live-terryohio-silver-muse-alaska-canadarockies-pix’s/ Here was the Silver Muse's Beef Wellington this past summer. How does this compared to how it was prepared on the Silver Cloud?.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!)
  11. Good luck for Sydney and the other areas receiving rain and some relief, etc. Sadly, discovered this weekend that these fires have seriously affected Kangaroo Island, just south of Adelaide, on the southern coast. It appears to be very, very tragic in all of these areas. From news reports, it appears that a third of this super scenic island/ location has been destroyed or damaged by fire. Huge wildlife losses, etc. We super loved Kangaroo Island and its people, animals, sights, nature, etc., from our 2014 visit to Australia. From the Australian Broadcasting Company, they had this headline story: “Kangaroo Island fires continue as locals count cost of damage to infrastructure, animals” with these key highlights: “About 170,000, or a third of Kangaroo Island, has been burnt in bushfires. SA Water estimates it could take two weeks to restore a water treatment plant after it was damaged. There are concerns for endangered wildlife recovery, especially for the endangered glossy black cockatoo. The fires started on Kangaroo Island on December 20 but they spread rapidly on Friday when the temperature in Parndana topped 39 degrees Celsius and winds reached up to 80 kilometres per hour. ll buildings within the Flinders Chase National Park appeared to have been destroyed, apart from the Cape du Couedic and Cape Borda lighthouses on the far west coast.” From the London/UK Daily Mail, they indicated that the famed and pricy Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island has totally been destroyed by this fire. Their story summarized: "The Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island off the coast of Australia was razed by the ferocious fires on Friday afternoon. The 21-suite accommodation was evacuated on Friday and staff were relocated to Adelaide and the small Kangaroo Island township of Kingscote amid threats of the oncoming bushfire. The luxury retreat suffered structural damage and has been closed with no reopening date decided." Full stories at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-05/firefighting-continues-on-kangaroo-island-on-sunday/11841610 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7850737/Southern-Ocean-Lodge-Kangaroo-Island-wiped-Raven-bushfire-killed-two-people.html THANKS! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland Adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling/details with many exciting visuals and key highlights. On page 23, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 227,777 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139
  12. Sadly, discovered this weekend that these fires have seriously affected Kangaroo Island, just south of Adelaide, on the southern coast. It appears to be very, very tragic in all of these areas. From news reports, it appears that a third of this super scenic island/ location has been destroyed or damaged by fire. Huge wildlife losses, etc. We super loved Kangaroo Island and its people, animals, sights, nature, etc., from our 2014 visit to Australia. From the Australian Broadcasting Company, they had this headline story: “Kangaroo Island fires continue as locals count cost of damage to infrastructure, animals” with these key highlights: “About 170,000, or a third of Kangaroo Island, has been burnt in bushfires. SA Water estimates it could take two weeks to restore a water treatment plant after it was damaged. There are concerns for endangered wildlife recovery, especially for the endangered glossy black cockatoo. The fires started on Kangaroo Island on December 20 but they spread rapidly on Friday when the temperature in Parndana topped 39 degrees Celsius and winds reached up to 80 kilometres per hour. ll buildings within the Flinders Chase National Park appeared to have been destroyed, apart from the Cape du Couedic and Cape Borda lighthouses on the far west coast.” From the London/UK Daily Mail, they indicated that the famed and pricy Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island has totally been destroyed by this fire. Their story summarized: "The Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island off the coast of Australia was razed by the ferocious fires on Friday afternoon. The 21-suite accommodation was evacuated on Friday and staff were relocated to Adelaide and the small Kangaroo Island township of Kingscote amid threats of the oncoming bushfire. The luxury retreat suffered structural damage and has been closed with no reopening date decided." Full stories at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-05/firefighting-continues-on-kangaroo-island-on-sunday/11841610 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7850737/Southern-Ocean-Lodge-Kangaroo-Island-wiped-Raven-bushfire-killed-two-people.html THANKS! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland Adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling/details with many exciting visuals and key highlights. On page 23, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 227,777 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139
  13. Great! Looking forward to seeing these menus and maybe some visuals and other details. Excellent sharing, THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 238,273 www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923
  14. YES, sadly, regarding Kangaroo Island and many areas in Australia, it appears to be very, very tragic. From news reports, it appears that a third of this super scenic Kangaroo Island has been destroyed or damage by fire. Huge wildlife losses, etc. We super loved KI and its people, animals, sights, nature, etc., during our visit there over two days in 2014. Plus, our other Australia memories for the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and Tasmania are fresh and wonderful. Our best to those in Australia in dealing with these fires and re-building. From the Australian Broadcasting Company, they had this headline story: “Kangaroo Island fires continue as locals count cost of damage to infrastructure, animals” with these key highlights: “About 170,000, or a third of Kangaroo Island, has been burnt in bushfires. SA Water estimates it could take two weeks to restore a water treatment plant after it was damaged. There are concerns for endangered wildlife recovery, especially for the endangered glossy black cockatoo. The fires started on Kangaroo Island on December 20 but they spread rapidly on Friday when the temperature in Parndana topped 39 degrees Celsius and winds reached up to 80 kilometres per hour. ll buildings within the Flinders Chase National Park appeared to have been destroyed, apart from the Cape du Couedic and Cape Borda lighthouses on the far west coast.” From the London/UK Daily Mail, they indicated that the famed and pricy Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island has totally been destroyed by this fire. We considered staying at this top-ranked resort, but our budget was more limited. We stayed at a wonderful B&B with a great couple who prepared a wonderful dinner and breakfast for us. This story summarized: "The Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island off the coast of Australia was razed by the ferocious fires on Friday afternoon. The 21-suite accommodation was evacuated on Friday and staff were relocated to Adelaide and the small Kangaroo Island township of Kingscote amid threats of the oncoming bushfire. The luxury retreat suffered structural damage and has been closed with no reopening date decided." Full stories at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-05/firefighting-continues-on-kangaroo-island-on-sunday/11841610 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7850737/Southern-Ocean-Lodge-Kangaroo-Island-wiped-Raven-bushfire-killed-two-people.html THANKS! Terry in Ohio Sydney to NZ/Auckland Adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling/details with many exciting visuals and key highlights. On page 23, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings. Now at 227,493 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139
  15. For Tasmania, we worked with Judy Livingston of Eye See Personalised Tours, e-mail to eyesee@netspace.net.au, to design a custom schedule that worked for our group to the historic Port Arthur prison site and Bonorong Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Plus, a wonderful lunch, etc. For this popular wildlife area, you can see more at: http://www.bonorong.com.au. Judy’s website is: http://www.eyeseetasmania.com.au YES, sadly, regarding Kangaroo Island, it appears to be very, very tragic. From news reports, it appears that a third of this super scenic location has been destroyed or damage by fire. Huge wildlife losses, etc. We super loved KI and its people, animals, sights, nature, etc. From the Australian Broadcasting Company, they had this headline story: “Kangaroo Island fires continue as locals count cost of damage to infrastructure, animals” with these key highlights: “About 170,000, or a third of Kangaroo Island, has been burnt in bushfires. SA Water estimates it could take two weeks to restore a water treatment plant after it was damaged. There are concerns for endangered wildlife recovery, especially for the endangered glossy black cockatoo. The fires started on Kangaroo Island on December 20 but they spread rapidly on Friday when the temperature in Parndana topped 39 degrees Celsius and winds reached up to 80 kilometres per hour. ll buildings within the Flinders Chase National Park appeared to have been destroyed, apart from the Cape du Couedic and Cape Borda lighthouses on the far west coast.” From the London/UK Daily Mail, they indicated that the famed and pricy Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island has totally been destroyed by this fire. Their story summarized: "The Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island off the coast of Australia was razed by the ferocious fires on Friday afternoon. The 21-suite accommodation was evacuated on Friday and staff were relocated to Adelaide and the small Kangaroo Island township of Kingscote amid threats of the oncoming bushfire. The luxury retreat suffered structural damage and has been closed with no reopening date decided." Full stories at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-05/firefighting-continues-on-kangaroo-island-on-sunday/11841610 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7850737/Southern-Ocean-Lodge-Kangaroo-Island-wiped-Raven-bushfire-killed-two-people.html THANKS! Terry in Ohio Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 238,273 www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923
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