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FINLAND | Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | Views [522] | Comments [1]

The motoring into Helsinki was really pretty.   We arrived early in the morning and it was gray and dingy.   We had decided prior to our arrival, to do a bike tour of the city so we could see the outskirts and all the green areas.   Our route consisted ... Read more >

Who is today's birthday girl??

PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | Views [449]

Happy Birthday Melanie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

St. Petersburg

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 17 May 2009 | Views [329]

We docked in St. Petersburg on Sunday morning.   Before leaving the states we had checked out information on Visas and found that it was quite expensive and time consuming to get one on our own.   So we figured the   best way to visit Russia was ... Read more >

What Is It? #3

ESTONIA | Sunday, 17 May 2009 | Views [379] | Comments [10]

At Melanie’s request, quizzes now extend to the animal kingdom.

Tallinn, Estonia

ESTONIA | Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Views [311] | Comments [1]

In only 18 years since the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonia has made enormous strides toward westernization.   We broke from our norm and joined a bus/walking tour today, and had a wonderful guide chock full of fun tidbits.   Estonia’s ports are ... Read more >


PORTUGAL | Thursday, 14 May 2009 | Views [717] | Comments [1]

Warnemünde, Germany, is a delightful port town on the north coast of Germany, on the east side of the Danish peninsula.   Initially, we took the train south to Rostock, which we thought was a larger town with more sights.   But after looking around ... Read more >


DENMARK | Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | Views [383] | Comments [3]

Today we were in Copenhagen.   Walking from the ship into town, took about 1 hour.   On the way we passed by the Little Mermaid and stopped to shoot a few photos.   It was a very nice walk, picturesque, quiet and good exercise.   We went by all ... Read more >

Rotterdam and Gouda

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [620] | Comments [6]

Arrived in Rotterdam this morning around 7:30, disembarked at 8:30 and headed for the central train station.  We are docked right across the river from the hotel we stayed in while last in Rotterdam attending the Banjer Boat show (see photo). We took ... Read more >

What is this tree? #2

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [558] | Comments [14]

Spain, France, and England

FRANCE | Sunday, 10 May 2009 | Views [485] | Comments [1]

Day 13 – Bilbao, Spain.               Bilbao is the port city for the Basque country, and we found the area surprisingly large and thriving.   We took a bus into the old part of the city (past the Guggenheim Museum), then walked around for ... Read more >

What is this tree? #1

SPAIN | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Views [520] | Comments [12]


PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | Views [477] | Comments [1]

First day in Lisbon was great!   We arrived around 2 pm and set out immediately to explore.   Walked into town following our map and found the gates with no problem.   The architecture is wonderful, very varied and stretches across the ages.   ... Read more >

Almost to Lisbon!

PORTUGAL | Monday, 4 May 2009 | Views [465]

We are finally getting close to the continent.   Only a few more hours to go and we’ll be finished with our “crossing”.   All in all, it wasn’t too bad.   We kept busy at the casino and going to the shows.   We read our books, ate and spent lots ... Read more >

Gallery: Boat trip Europe 2009

DENMARK | Sunday, 3 May 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Day 8, landing in the Azores - Ponta Delgada

PORTUGAL | Sunday, 3 May 2009 | Views [745] | Comments [5]

We finally hit the port around 10:30 this morning and ran to the gangway.  It was wonderful to walk around and see the old buildings and skinny streets.  We sent a postcard to Ethan as promised :)  We stuck to the downtown area, didn't wander too far ... Read more >

Day 1 through 7.....on the Eurodam

USA | Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | Views [603] | Comments [2]

Aboard the Eurodam:   Day 2 and some of 3 We actually woke up at a decent hour this morning…an announcement came over the loud speaker calling “Bright Star, Lido deck”.   Since that is the place we all gather to eat it could only mean trouble for ... Read more >

Some Statistics from Our Trip

JAMAICA | Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | Views [549] | Comments [2]

Days away from home:   80 Airplane rides:   12 Boat rides:   4 Bus rides:   3 Taxis, vans, shuttles:   Too many to count Lost luggage:   0 Lost personal items:   One baseball cap left behind in a hotel room Items stolen: ... Read more >

Puerto Varas and Cochamo Valley

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 15 Mar 2009 | Views [604] | Comments [2]

We landed in Puerto Montt late evening and headed directly towards Puerto Varas without stopping.   Everyone we’ve met that has been to Puerto Montt has advised us that it is a nasty town that is not worth staying in.   Puerto Varas is a beautiful ... Read more >

Patagonia -- 48 miles in 4 days!

CHILE | Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | Views [553] | Comments [3]

The Torres del Paine (Blue Towers) National Park in southern Chile has all the breathtaking scenery that you've ever heard about Patagonia, all wrapped up in mountainous landscapes complete with guanacos, glaciers, streams, forests, ice and condors.  ... Read more >

Days 49+50: Glaciers and Penguins

USA | Saturday, 28 Feb 2009 | Views [378]

The second two days of our boat trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Punta Arenas, Chile, were even more exciting.  First, we bundled up with every stitch of cold weather and wet weather gear that we had, piled into the Zodiac dinghies, and met our first ... Read more >

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