Monthly Archives: January 2015

Day 25 – January 29, 2015 – Thursday – At Sea

At noon local time the temperature is 81 degrees, our position is 21 degrees, 3.65 minutes South and 167 degrees, 14.55 minutes W. and we are heading due west at 15 knots. We are 494 Nautical miles from Nukualofa, Tonga. … Continue reading

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Day 24 – January 28, 2015 – Wednesday – Rarotonga, Cook Islands

We arrived at Rarotonga at approximately 6:00 AM this morning and departed approximately 8:00 AM. After attempting to find a suitable tendering location for 1 ½ hours, the captain announced that due to high swells which he considered too hazardous … Continue reading

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Day 23 – January 27, 2015 – Tuesday – At Sea

Today is a sea day as we sail from Bora Bora to the Cook Island of Raratonga. We boarded two new guest speakers in Papatee and plan to attend both their lectures today. One is at 11:00 and one at … Continue reading

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Day 22 – January 26, 2015 – Monday – Bora Bora

We arrived in Vaitape, Bora Bora, French Polynesia about 7:00 AM and tendering began about 8:00. It was cloudy, but we were hopeful that the rain would hold off for a while. As we sailed into the bay to drop … Continue reading

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Day 21 – January 25, 2015 – Sunday Papeete, Tahiti

Today we are in the beautiful island of Tahiti and the weather is miserable… Oh well, you take what you get and make the most of it. As mentioned in yesterday’s blog we booked an excursion on the dock. There … Continue reading

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Day 21 – January 25, 2015 – Sunday Papeete, Tahiti

Today we are in the beautiful island of Tahiti and the weather is miserable… Oh well, you take what you get and make the most of it. As mentioned in yesterday’s blog we booked an excursion on the dock. There … Continue reading

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Day 19-20 – January 23&24 – Friday & Saturday – At Sea & Papeete , Tahiti

Friday, a sea day, was pretty lazy and routine. The only things out of the ordinary we did was watch the movie “The Bounty” with Mel Gibson & Anthony Hopkins at 2:00 PM. It was an appropriate film, considering we … Continue reading

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Day 18 – January 22, 2015 – Thursday – Nuku Hiva

Finally, we reached land! I woke up at 5:00 AM this morning and land was in sight by 5:30. Since I gave some details of the island of Nuku Hiva in yesterday’s blog, today I will mostly post photos. My … Continue reading

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Day 17 – January 21, 2015 – Wednesday – Sea Day

Today is our last day of the longest period of sea days we have on this voyage. As Janet said at lunch, we have become more and more lazy as the sea days go by. We do still get our … Continue reading

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Day 16- January 20, 2015 – At Sea

When we first began to contemplate this four month journey, one of the questions we had was “how does so many people in this age range manage to be away from their healthcare for so long?”. We were not concerned … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Monday January 19, 2015 – At Sea

Today is our 6th day at sea. I realize by the time this is posted we will be well into 7th day. We are on a modern ship with every convenience, not having to do anything we don’t want to … Continue reading

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Day 14 – January 18, 2014 – Sunday – At Sea

This is our 5th day at sea and only have a little over 1700 miles to reach Nuku Hiva, in the Marquesas Islands. Again another typical day at sea for us. We are two weeks into our cruise and we … Continue reading

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Day 13 – January 17, 2015 – Saturday – At Sea

Today completes four of our eight consecutive days at sea. There is not a lot of news to report. Another day of good food and interesting activities. Unfortunately on several occasions today I did not take my camera and as … Continue reading

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Day 11 & 12 – January 15 & 16, 2015 – At Sea

Thursday: We are totally without internet now that we are in the middle of the Pacific so I am not sure when this blog will be posted. There is not a lot to report, we have settled into a routine … Continue reading

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Day 11 & 12 – January 15 & 16, 2015 – At Sea

Thursday: We are totally without internet now that we are in the middle of the Pacific so I am not sure when this blog will be posted. There is not a lot to report, we have settled into a routine … Continue reading

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Day 10 – January 14, 2015- At Sea

Today is the first of eight consultative days at sea as we head from Ecuador to Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia. As I start today’s blog, we have just returned from lunch and it 1:00 PM local time. Last night was … Continue reading

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Day 8- January 12- At Sea

Today is a sea day as we travel from the exit of the Panama Canal to Manta Ecuador. There is not a lot of “unusual” activity planned onboard today except for a couple of lectures I plan to attend and … Continue reading

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Day 9 – January 13, 2015 – Manta, Ecuador

First of all, internet has been horrible. Accessing websites is slow, email is being received but painfully slow and no email can be sent. That means I have been unable to post the blog since it is done by email. … Continue reading

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Day 7 – January 11, 2015 – Sunday – Panama Canal

I was up at 5:00 AM this morning to be sure to see the entrance to the Canal. The pilot was scheduled to board the ship at 5:00 so I expected to dressed and out by 5:45, but the pilot … Continue reading

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Day 6 – January 10, 2015 – San Blas Islands, Panama

There is no hurry this morning since we do not arrive in the San Blas Islands until around noon. We had our usual leisurely breakfast and I am finally getting into my “at home” routine of eating light in the … Continue reading

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Day 5, January 9 – Friday – Santa Marta, Columbia

This morning we arrived in Santa Marta, Columbia at 7:00. Kay and I had room service breakfast as we usually do when we have early excursions. We were up for the arrival and had a beautiful early morning view of … Continue reading

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Day 4, January 8 – Thursday

There is not a lot to write about today. It is our last sea day before our first port in Santa Marta, Columbia. We are expected to arrive around 7:00 AM Friday. We have a 6 hour excursion planned to … Continue reading

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Day 3, January 7 – Wednesday

We are beginning to feel at home. I believe we have acclimated faster this trip than usual. I attribute this to several factors, the more you cruise the easier it gets, we have met so many old friends it’s amazing, … Continue reading

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Days 1 & 2 January 5 & 6- Ft. Lauderdale & Sea day

I am finally catching a few minutes to start my blog post. Yesterday was so full there simply was no time. Our exit from the Renaissance Plantation Hotel went smoothly. We were up at 6:30 and at breakfast by 8:00. … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014 Day 0

Well we finally arrived at our departure date after 11 months of preparation. As always it seems the last couple of hours are the most hectic. After a fairly restless night, being awoken by the thunder and lightning around 3:00 … Continue reading

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