Pacific Ocean

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Fourth day at sea. Notably warmer today and a bit more humid.  We take an early morning walk around the outdoor deck.  Lots of fellow passengers walk at this hour.  Have become accustomed to the constant sway of the ship.  … Continued

San Francisco

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San Francisco, Friday January 14:  around 4:30 pm we pull out from pier 35 and head west to begin our 145 day journey.  For this golden photo opportunity, we stand at the ship’s bow as we sail under the Golden … Continued

Boarding the Ship

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January 13, 2011:  Brigit and I board the Regent Seven Seas Voyager in San Francisco, settle into our room and unpack our 10 suitcases.  We scout out the facilities in what will be our home for the next 21 weeks, … Continued

Vienna

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 For my first visit to central and eastern Europe I choose to travel by river boat.  This is a comfortable way to see many cities in a short time, since they are often located along major rivers.  We arrive at … Continued

Prague

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 I’m out of breath, having just sprinted through the Denver airport.  We landed one hour late, giving me just 14 minutes to make my connection.   I stood behind the flight attendant at the open plane door as she held back … Continued

Asian conFusion

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In the summer of 2012 I spent a month in Asia, the highlight of which was a tour in the DPRK, or as most people call it, North Korea.  Phil and I were part of a group of English-speaking travelers … Continued

Epilogue

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  Pagosa Springs, CO – U.S.A. June 14:   Here I sit, back home for the the first time in five months, memories of my adventure swirling.  Still feeling the movement of the ship, remembering the people I met, friends … Continued

Bordeaux

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 June 3,4:   Day number 141 – We sail through the Bay of Biscay then up the Gironde estuary in southwest France.  After about 40 miles the estuary narrows and bifurcates into two rivers.  Left is the Dordogne river, right … Continued

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