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  1. I had forgotten that. It was September 23. She was the first of the four at Shouthampton. Roy
  2. For the other 3 ships in your area it was their maiden call in Suthampton. I wonder if it will be for Westerdam also. Roy
  3. When I last posted on my 2003 trip I had just finished a very frustrating journey from London to Inverness delayed almost 12 hours by a combination of labour and equipment problems. I will digress a bit. On that trip I traveled much lighter than I do now and among other things didn't carry a laptop. All my emails were sent either from my hotels or internet cafes, and I don't think I ever attached a photo to an email. The data on my photos isn't very accurate but I'll place them as accurately as I can. I only had a couple of hours in Inverness the morning (April 2) I left for Edinburgh and the trip was under 4 hours. I had 2 nights in Edinburgh, and walked the Royal Mile: I also took a tour of the former Royal Yacht, Britannia: I took on other side trip in my 1 1/2 days in Edinburgh. My father grew up in Dundee, Quebec and it was a short train ride to get a look at it's namesake in Scotland " Date: Thursday, April 03, 2003 3:53 PM Things have been a bit strange. My overnight train to Scotland was cancelled due to a labor dispute, leaving me spend all day Tuesday in travel rather than sightseeing. As a result, I missed Loch Ness and got only the brefiest of views of Inverness. The trip through Northern Scotland was scenic, but not a lot more so than several sections of North America. Yesterday was also largely a planned travel day, but today was time for a lot of sightseeing in Edinburgh, mostly along the Royal Mile and the Royal Yacht Britannia." Roy
  4. October 20, 2017. I was in Hososhima, Japan on the Amsterdam. My tour visited the Shinto Shrine called Omi: A bit later we visited a very nice scenic overlook: and finally a trail along a scenic gorge: Roy
  5. My only voyage on the iconic QE2 was her final transatlantic October 16-22, 2008. I only saw one sunrise and it was October 20: We had a nice rainbow about an hour later: Roy
  6. My only voyage on the iconic QE2 was her final transatlantic October 16-22, 2008. I only saw one sunrise and it was October 20: Roy
  7. We should eat together, you can have my lobster. Roy
  8. Thank you for the Daily, Rich. Tough times for hard working waiters. Cheers to our chefs, and although I don't drink a little brandy taste in my fruit is a nice change. Love the quote, but will take my mac & cheese (takeout from Panera tonight) without the lobster. My alternate meal suggestion is Fruit Cup au Naturel, the turf from Surf and Turf, and Cherry Crumble Tart, as served on the Amsterdam October 20, 2017. Today's care list: Mrs Vmax with radiation looming Caregiver Gsel and her DH battling Alzheimers California and Colorado Wildfires Debbie’s nephew and his girlfriend Family and friends of Denise’s friend who died of cancer October 13 Sharon’s book club member and Krazy Kruisers and Joe Today's Celebrations and shoutouts: Front Line Health Care Workers Teachers and school workers StLouisCruisers MIL improving Fall colors A getaway for Cruising-Along New house coming for Dismomx5 1ANGELCAT excused from jury duty and Carnival Sensation, rescuing 24 stranded boaters off the Florida Coast Roy
  9. I want to call attention to a pink/red stripe at the top of my screen that Cruise Critic has scheduled site maintenance tomorrow for about the time the new daily comes out. Roy
  10. October 19, 2017 the Amsterdam was in Beppu, Japan. My tour spent MUCH of time on the bus but our first destination was the Rakanji shrine. We were not allowed to take photos of the structure without people in the picture, so I swapped cameras with someone else: There was very little English at the Shrine but one stood out: Most of the access was via a chair lift. Here's the view on the way back down: Our second stop was at a tunnel passing a bottleneck in a passage through a canyon. A priest started digging a tunnel by hand and others eventually joined him but the project took 30 years to complete: Roy
  11. While I have several sunrises for this date in my archives I will do one from my morning walk which came early. It started at my neighborhood shopping center and makes a loop past my middle school to a neighborhood p It's a cloudy day so I wasn't expecting anything but there was some decent color as I started my walk. I didn't see anything in the park but on my return segment it was just coming up over the roof of the middle school: Roy
  12. While I have several sunrises for this date in my archives I will do one from my morning walk which came early. It started at my neighborhood shopping center and makes a loop past my middle school to a neighborhood p It's a cloudy day so I wasn't expecting anything but there was some decent color as I started my walk. I didn't see anything in the park but on my return segment it was just coming up over the roof of the middle school: Roy
  13. Thank you for the Daily, Rich, and a great selection of days. That quote sounds like the mantra of a lot of politicians. I'll pass on today's meal suggestion, my alternative is Lingonberry Soup, Macadamia Crusted Chicken, and Apple Buckle, as served on the Amsterdam October 19, 2017. Today's care list: Mrs Vmax with radiation looming Caregiver Gsel and her DH battling Alzheimers California and Colorado Wildfires Debbie’s nephew and his girlfriend Family and friends of Denise’s friend who died of cancer October 13 Sharon’s book club member and Krazy Kruisers and Joe Today's Celebrations and shoutouts: Front Line Health Care Workers Teachers and school workers StLouisCruisers MIL improving Fall colors Hearing from Denise A getaway for Cruising-Along Early voting in Florida and Vancouver Island Government and tour operators banding together for a coastal cleanup Roy
  14. I paused reporting when your friend died and you said you would be away for a while. I have 3 church meetings so it will be at least Tuesday when I resume. Roy
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