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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTY FIRST CRUISE – TALLINN ESTONIA

After a day at sea, we called on Tallinn, Estonia. We were both excited to be somewhere that neither of us had been before and were anxious to take in the sights. We opted for […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTY FIRST CRUISE – COPENHAGEN

Amsterdam was the end of our twentieth cruise and the start of our twenty first cruise. After saying goodbye to Amsterdam, we sailed overnight to Copenhagen. The beautiful European city of Copenhagen is known for […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – AMSTERDAM

Our next stop was in Amsterdam and was the end of cruise #20 but the start of #21. Yep, we were staying onboard Brilliance of The Seas for a 12-night cruise that would take us […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – ZEEBRUGGE (BRUGE)

Zeebrugge is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port. Zeebrugge serves as both the international port of ( and a seafront resort with […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – COBH (CORK) IRELAND

If you claim Irish descent, then there is a good chance that your ancestors left Ireland through Cobh (pronounced Cove) on the south coast of Ireland. Cobh was the departure point for 2.5 million of […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – WATERFORD IRELAND

Two more days at sea landed us in Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland. The Vikings knew a good thing when they saw it: a sheltered bay, a strategic location on the River Suir, and a good […]

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Wednesday Collage

Every once in a while, I like to make collages of various photos I have taken. Sometimes there is a reason to it, but often just a fleeting thought. This morning I was reviewing some […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – AZORES

After 7 straight sea days, our first port visit was in Ponta Delgada, Azores. Neither one of us had been here before and were anxious to explore the immediate vicinity on foot. Alas, Liz must […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS – PART TWO

When you are on a cruise ship for 27 days, you get to know almost every inch of it. We were fortunate to take a tour of the bridge, people were hiding little rubber ducks […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TWENTIETH CRUISE – BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS

Cruise #20 would become #20 AND #21. Yep, another back-to-back. Cruise #20 would be a 15-night transatlantic, starting in Tampa, Florida and ending in Amsterdam making visits to the Azores, Ireland and Belgium before ending […]

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