Monthly Archives: February 2015

Day 53 & 54 – February 27 & 28, 2015- Bali, Indonesia & sea day

In my first blog about Bali I failed to give any details of the island. Having a little extra time with a sea day, I will try to expound a little. Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. The … Continue reading

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Day 52 – February 26, 2015 – Thursday – Benoa (Bali), Indonesia

Since we were arriving in Bali six hour earlier than was originally scheduled, we had no plans made. At dinner last night we asked Presty, our assistant dining room manager if he had any suggestions since this is his home. … Continue reading

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Day 49 ,50 & 51 – February 23, 24 & 25, 2015 – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday- At Sea

Early Monday morning the captain made the announcement we were expecting. The seas were too rough for us to enter the channel to Geraldton. As I watched the sun rise, I saw a number of freighters mulling around a few … Continue reading

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Day 48 – February 22, 2015 – Sunday – Fremantle/Perth Australia

Sunday was our second day in Fremantle Port. We started the day by rising at 5:30 AM, breakfast at 6:30 and we left the ship at 7:20 for a 15 minute walk to the train station to catch the 8:00 … Continue reading

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Day 47 – Saturday – February 21, 2015 – Fremantle/Perth Australia

We arrived in Fremantle port this morning. Fremantle is the port city for Perth and is the busiest port on the western coast of Australia. We actually arrived about an hour earlier than was originally scheduled because of the annual … Continue reading

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Day 45 – February 19, 2015 – Thursday – Albany, Australia

I did not make a post for Day 44 since it was a sea day and nothing notable happened. We arrived in Albany pronounced Al (as in Albert) and were cleared for debarkation around 8:15. Since we didn’t have any … Continue reading

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Day 43 – February 17, 2015 – Tuesday – At Sea

Today and tomorrow will be spent at sea. We are sailing from Adelaide to Albany which is about 1200 statute miles. Rather than follow the coast line we will be sailing across the Great Australian Bight, the large bite from … Continue reading

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Days 41-42, February 15&16, 2015 – Sunday & Monday – Adelaide, Australia

We arrived early in Adelaide, as we usually do in most ports. I didn’t go to the forward deck since our cabin was facing the eastern sky and we could observe the sunrise without leaving the cabin. Our plans today … Continue reading

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Day 39 & 40 February 13 & 14, 2015 – Melbourne, Australia & At Sea

We arrived in Melbourne on Friday the 13th. I was up early to get the sail in photos and as a bonus I got the sunrise. Melbourne is the birthplace of much of Australia culture and has been rated the … Continue reading

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Day 37 – February 11, 2015 – Wednesday – Sydney, Australia

We enjoyed our second day in Sydney by doing walking tours. Sydney is a huge city and seems more crowded than either London or Paris. I assume this is because more locals own cars and drive. Traffic is horrible and … Continue reading

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Day 36 – January 10, 2015 – Tuesday – Sydney, Australia

Today is day 36 and we are in Sydney, Australia. The past two days were sea days and nothing interesting transpired that I haven’t already posted, thus I will be skipping these days. We were up at early in order … Continue reading

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Day 33 – February 7, 2015 – Saturday – Bay of Islands, NZ

First of all, happy birthday to our granddaughter Polly who is two years old today (even though I know this is being posted after the fact). We wish we could be there to share the day with you. We sailed … Continue reading

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Day 32 – February 6, 2015 – Friday – Auckland, New Zealand

Today is a national holiday in New Zealand, Waitangi Day. This day celebrates the signing of the treaty between the Maori people and the British which resulted is a lasting peace. Banks, government services and some business are closed. We … Continue reading

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Day 32 – February 6, 2015 – Friday – Auckland, New Zealand

Today is a national holiday in New Zealand, Waitangi Day. This day celebrates the signing of the treaty between the Maori people and the British which resulted is a lasting peace. Banks, government services and some business are closed. We … Continue reading

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Day 31 – February 5, 2015 – Thursday – Auckland, New Zealand

We arrived in Auckland harbor around 7:15 and were docked and debarkation started by a few minutes after 8:00 AM. Auckland is a beautiful city to sail into. It has an impressive skyline that just seems to pop out of … Continue reading

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Day 30 – February 4, 2015 – Wednesday – At Sea

This is our last sea day before reaching Auckland, NZ. As usual we were up early, me to the gym and Kay to walk the deck. I snapped this photo of the setting moon before leaving for the gym. Kay … Continue reading

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Day 29 – February 3, 2015 – Tuesday – At Sea

We have two days at sea on our way to Auckland, NZ. Thus I continue what has become my at sea day routine. I was awake at 6:00 AM and made my way to the gym. Here I spent 50 … Continue reading

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Day 28 – February 2, 2015 – Monday – Nuku’ Alofa, Toga

We woke up this morning at 6:30 and this group of men were playing Rugby on the lawn across from the ship’s pier. I don’t know if this was a “pick up” game or an actual team. It was men … Continue reading

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Day 26 & 27- January 31 & February 1, 2015 – Saturday & Sunday – At Sea & Nuku’Alofa, Tonga

We arrived at Nku’ Alofa, in the Kingdom of Tonga yesterday evening (Saturday). We were expecting to dock about 6:30 but the Captain announced that we would be about 7-7:30 because we needed to wait for another ship to leave … Continue reading

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