A Foggier New York

Wow, this is weird. I got up at 4:30 this morning in anticipation of a 2008 like ride under the bridge and back up the river. But no, I get a lot of fog with a blaring fog horn. Speaking of that, I now recall a downside to the Deck 9 forward cabin location planned…

Last Sea Days

Well, here we go. Outside looks like the photo, inside the approaching return to reality is making things dark. Perhaps the time I had pneumonia and spent the last sea days in bed, I wanted to go home. Maybe. But thats probably it. I don’t typically want the life that is waiting back there. Nothing…

Grand Turk

I’ve always been intrigued by western Caribbean itineraries since I’ve only gone that direction twice in 40ish cruises. And I’m not even sure my first cruise counts as a true western since its only ports were Key West and Cozumel. But after all this time I think I’m beginning to see why the eastern side…

St. Thomas

Well past the half way point by now. Last port is later today, and by the time I’m in bed we’ll be northbound again. Not a good thing for me, but I imagine the cats may be relieved. Maybe not though. Maybe they’ve been loving their own private castle and enjoy dancing on countertops and…

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

For people so adamantly “not beach people,” we sure did have a good time on the beach yesterday. It was mid to late morning by the time we roused Colton from bed and grabbed the water taxi to the beach in Philipsburg. We had no plans for a location other than to turn right off…

Tortola, BVI

Making our way to St. Maarten this morning which has always been my personal favorite in the Caribbean. Yesterday was the British Virgin Island of Tortola. It left its mark in 2003 as being the most beautiful sailing to and from and didn’t at all disappoint yesterday. My photos never have captured the string of…

San Juan, Puerto Rico

More of the same yesterday, until noon anyway. Arriving late to a port usually means normal sea day mornings and chaos in the afternoons. As soon as Guys and Blue Iguana opened the lines were forever long and overlapped each other. Steph walked around at one point and said those lines, the deli and the…

More sea time

Its still fascinating to me seeing the night and morning cultures mix on a ship. I get my coffee at 5 or shortly after this morning and as I’m walking around I see three different card games going on which undoubtedly began last night. Interesting to me since these crowds rarely cross paths in real…

First Sea Day

Having been on what many would call too many cruises is a blessing and curse of sorts. On the plus side, I know exactly what to expect and am rarely caught off guard with significant changes, which may explain why the iMessage caper was troublesome. I know the drill and don’t have much problem getting…

Boarding Carnival Sunrise

And I thought Sunday was a lot to tell about. I guess it was, but it was cool stuff. Yesterday was more of a day of trivial nonsense that appears more significant than it really is because it comes on whats been labeled an important day. No first morning sunrise for me today by the…