Tag Archives: Princess Cruise

The Salem Witch Hunt and Boston, Massachusetts

October 9th Mother Nature decided we had been having too much sunshine and decided to continue the downpour. We are such fair weather travelers, that although we do not melt, a rainy day puts a damper on our mood. Our … Continue reading

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Traveling – What we’ve got (tentatively) planned for 2017

February 15 ~ Southern California We are hoping that this year will be primarily about exploring in our compact RV (Ellie Mae Camp-it), seeing more bits and pieces of the USA and Canada, including our desire to start checking a … Continue reading

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How many letters in the Hawaiian alphabet?

Having been to Honolulu on several occasions over the years, we were looking to see something other than Waikiki beach, Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor or the Polynesian Cultural Center. Our choice – “Monarchs and Missionaries: Hawaii’s Royal History”. Here is … Continue reading

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France ~ Le Havre, Honfleur, Vieux Bassin, Lieutenance, St. Catherine’s Church, and a bucket of mussels

Wednesday July 9th ~ Le Havre and Honfleur France Today is the last full day of our British Isles Cruise. Our ship docked in Le Havre, France early in the morning. Many on board were taking the ships tour to … Continue reading

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Lazy day onboard, future planning, “D” and more Gus pictures

Tuesday July 8th ~ A day at sea A full day on board the Ruby Princess with nothing in particular planned except to sleep-in, relax, maybe read a little, and of course eat a meal or three. We also wanted … Continue reading

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Scotland ~ Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Saturday July 5th ~ Orkney Islands There are 70 islands in the Orkney Islands chain, 20 of which are inhabited. With a population of 8,686 people, Kirkwall is the capital of the archipelago in Northern Scotland. The islands are believed … Continue reading

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Fourth of July ~ A day at sea on board the Ruby Princess

Friday, “Fourth of July” ~At Sea off the coast of Scotland I love “at sea” days.  I have a chance to really relax.  But today I was more in hibernating mode.  There seems to be a pattern developing, I am … Continue reading

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Scotland ~ Greenock, Inverclyde, Gourock, an old library, museum, vista point, and more Gus pictures

Thursday July 3rd ~ Greenock, the “Gateway to Glasgow” Deciding to just explore the small ports, and taking local transportation instead of taking the more expensive tours offered on board the cruise ship keeps us in town for the morning. … Continue reading

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Belfast, Northern Ireland ~ Stormont Parliament Buildings, Peace Wall, Shankill

Wednesday July 2 ~ Belfast, Northern Ireland The capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast and she welcomed us with a sunny day that quickly turned to gray. Belfast offered a complimentary shuttle service from the port into the center of … Continue reading

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Cove, Queenstown or Cobh, Ireland ~ A city with three different names

Monday June 30 ~ Cobh, Ireland This is a city known by three names. Originally it was known as Cove, located in the harbor for Cork. In 1849, Queen Victoria first stepped foot on Irish soil here. To commemorate the … Continue reading

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