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C'est la Vie.

C'est la Vie.
31 days to cross the Pacific Ocean....a crossing that is interspersed with delightful ports of call at tropical islands that are surrounded by turquoise blue waters, coral reefs, sharks, sting rays and a kaleidoscope of fish. Be prepared for a possible darting moray eel or a wayward coconut dropping from a tree. Savor the fruit...mangos so fresh that when plucked from a tree they stain your hands…
Photos and a Few Words!

Photos and a Few Words!

Hilo was stunning its contrasts! From thundering, lush Rainbow Falls to the desolate, harsh frozen lava to the south end of the island. In Chicago, a toll is a fee paid to drive on high sp…
Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time, One:  My iPhone has been good for one thing only...telling the time. On sea days, the phone is frozen in time. It will not update; it will not send or receive texts; it will …
Who Knew? I'm a Photographer...of sorts!

Who Knew? I'm a Photographer...of sorts!

Hawaii is making me look like a professional photographer. When you have an incredible subject, every photo is stunning. Yesterday's sunrise photo was one of those “in the right spot at…
Happily "Lost at Sea"

Happily "Lost at Sea"

Life on the sea changes people: In four days, I've completely lost track of the date and time. Twice, we've set our clocks back and now I am more confused than I was yesterday. My i…
Island Girl

Island Girl

Leading up to an informative muster on embarkation day, we spent the last two days in California, packing three additional suitcases, attending the Gala (it was!) and getting to the pier on…
Working Out the Kinks

Working Out the Kinks

In general,  ov er the years, I've gotten pretty savvy using my devices, the internet and technology; however, applying a new RSS feed program/provider to my blog has been vexing. I think…