The Chinese people

  I think that the Chinese people are amongst the most friendly I’ve ever met.  We’ve been asked a few times to have our photograph taken.  They say its because Pat is so handsome and I am so beautiful. I’ve also read to expect this as that they haven’t seen many tall white people before.. […]

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China and Tibet

Had a good nights sleep following being awake for 24 hours and our guide picked us up at 11. BTW I couldn’t recommend using a travel agent more. David Biltek from The Art of Travel did all the organizing for this and he is wonderful.  We went to Tienanmen Square last night but there s […]

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San Francisco

My first day in San Francisco was more than I expected.   I decided to stroll down to the pier via the famous Lombardi street.  The hills here are incredible and I could feel the effects of all the climbing on my legs Of course first stop was the Garibaldi Square to suss out the […]

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Cinque Terre and Venice…

Well the lads and lady returned from the winery quite the experts. You can imagine what the next meal was like ordering and tasting the wine. We strolled over to Signoria square which is like an amazing open air sculpture museum with David, The Rape of the Sabine women, Perseus holding Medusa’s head and a […]

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on to Florence

3 am rise to fly and we are now in Florence. WOW! is the only thing I can say. There was a bit of a mix up when we arrived, tired and a bit grumpy it might be added. We couldn’t check our luggage into the apartment because the other tenants were still there. Fortunately […]

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2nd Week Still sailing in Sardinia

We have had some beautiful anchors where we pop in for a swim and then off to some small beach restaurant.  Surprisingly enough the meals haven’t been too expensive .. well, with exception to the night where we stayed in port of Cava Gavatta which we had to shelter from the mistral winds.  We met […]

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Sardinia and Corsica.

Our fist swim off the boat and of course  the Floridians hesitated and strangely enough didn’t believe me that the water was warm. As you can see from the photo Brian’s stress level quickly adapted to Island time. On our second anchorage, Porto Palma, on the Southern tip of Sardinia we cooked fish with Lemon […]

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Leaving Rome for Sardinia…

Reinhard and Leslie have now arrived and for our last day we did a three hour guided tour of the Vatican. I would highly recommend a private tour.  It saves time in lines as well as being informative.  Needless to say it was incredible with all the art work and history, although it has to […]

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A bit more

Some photographs below which might give a wee bit more of the feeling of how big those icebergs and seals were. This is a story that has nothing to do with the pictures but I like it.    We were looking at the Chilean base and then the Argentinian and I asked Henck if they […]

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