Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 127, At Sea

What a spectacular day….  The weather just couldn’t have been better!  Felt good to sit poolside, relax and read.  Today, we crossed the International Dateline so we lost Monday January 30th…..  It is now Tuesday January 31st.  One more day at sea and we visit Majuro, capital of the Marshall Islands….  Great day!


Monday, January 30, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 126, At Sea.... Black & Silver Ball

Today couldn’t have been nicer….  The sun was shining all day and the temperature pretty comfortable.  I got a lot of reading and relaxing done today, nice to give my back a nice rest.  Tonight we had a Gala Night, the Black & Silver Ball….  Our host at dinner was longtime friend Peter Wallis , the ship’s Purser.  We had a great dinner and a wonderful time with our guest host.  After dinner off to the Ball we went and what a fun time….  It was a wonderful evening!  After the Ball it was off to the Crow’s Nest to get in a little late night dancing….  Why I’m sitting here at 12:30 at night doing my blog is beyond me….  I am beyond help.  J



Sunday, January 29, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 125, At Sea

What a beautiful day!!!!  Going to enjoy the spsctacular weather while it remains….  Once we turn for Japan, it’s going to get chilly….  Just loved the whole day!


Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 124, Honolulu, Hawaii

We picked up our rental car and headed to the western side of Oahu.  Luckily we were going the opposite direction as the morning rush hour traffic on the Nimitz Hwy was heavy around the Aloha Stadium and Pearl Harbor.  We travelled to the Leeward side of the island via the Farmington Hwy and came upon several settlements like Waianae on the less travelled west coast.  Waianae lies on a semiarid plain below the Kolekole Pass.  The Waianae Mountains made an excellent backdrop for my photos today.  The west coast is noted for high surfs and major surfing competitions.  On our return trip to the city, we stopped at the Punchbowl Crater to visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, a wonderful tribute.  The approach road to the crater provides an excellent view of the city and harbor.  In all my trips to Oahu, this was my very first visit to the Punchbowl, a nice treat.  We had a great two days in the Honolulu area and now it is 4 days at sea before reaching The Marshall Islands.  Our departure was beautiful, certainly enhanced by the whales that accompanied us…  Hoping for calm seas and sunny skies.  What a great day!!!!