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Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions Yesterday, 11:40 AM
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Views: 204,099
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Dust storm yesterday plus a few drops of rain =...

Dust storm yesterday plus a few drops of rain = mud.

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Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Getting ready for Great Britain. Scones with jam...

Getting ready for Great Britain. Scones with jam and cream for breakfast this morning.

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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 17th, 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,410
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Another retiree here who still naturally wakes up...

Another retiree here who still naturally wakes up early - although DH sleeps in a bit later. I love to go out on deck for the sunrise, etc. If possible we'll take a short nap in the afternoon so...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 16th, 2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Because of local agricultural laws most ports...

Because of local agricultural laws most ports don't allow anything except prepackaged food (granola bars, etc.) to be taken ashore.

There will generally be an announcement in the daily schedule,...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 16th, 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By sparky-elpaso
This was our inside cabin on the Radiance. DH...

This was our inside cabin on the Radiance. DH and I spent 34 days in it with no problems.

It may look small but the people who design ship cabins are geniuses. Every last inch of space is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Depending on her possible interest in photography...

Depending on her possible interest in photography and your budget I would get her a small digital camera rather than a disposable one. She could start practicing before the cruise and then there's...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions April 14th, 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Love the peacock. Our local zoo where I grew up...

Love the peacock. Our local zoo where I grew up had a pair of albino peafowl - beautiful birds.
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions April 14th, 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 204,099
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Love the babies - was that the San Diego Zoo or...

Love the babies - was that the San Diego Zoo or the Wild Animal Park?
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 13th, 2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We'll be visiting there in September so I hope...

We'll be visiting there in September so I hope they have things sorted out by then. We have a full day and we're not taking any excursions so a delay wouldn't be a big problem but it would be...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 12th, 2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks. I was afraid of that. But according to...

Thanks. I was afraid of that. But according to the measuring tool on Google Earth it's only about a mile to walk around to the castle - so not too bad. We're in pretty good shape.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 12th, 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Don't you just love those folks. I'm 5'3" and I...

Don't you just love those folks. I'm 5'3" and I have enough of a problem with people with cameras running over me - hate it when someone sticks that 10" tablet out at arms length right in front of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 12th, 2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,665
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Exactly. Even though you know these folks fairly...

Exactly. Even though you know these folks fairly well since you see them often they're still working for money. We always plan on leaving extra - we have yet to have anything but wonderful cabin...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 12th, 2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Another thing to check is where your cabin is in...

Another thing to check is where your cabin is in relation to the bow / stern of the ship. The middle of the ship has less motion (think of a teeter-totter) so that location is better if the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 11th, 2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By sparky-elpaso
It's not just ship's tours that have age...

It's not just ship's tours that have age restrictions. Some private ones do too. And it's probably a liability insurance issue as another poster mentioned.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 11th, 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I'm going to purchase OBC's beforehand to cover...

I'm going to purchase OBC's beforehand to cover part of the cost of our tours so we don't have a big bill at the end.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 11th, 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Our ship (Ruby Princess) will be anchored so...

Our ship (Ruby Princess) will be anchored so we're scheduled to go ashore by tender. Does anyone have an idea of where the tenders dock? South side of the bay near Castle Coronet? Or north side...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 9th, 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,709
Posted By sparky-elpaso
How wonderful for your granddaughter. And a...

How wonderful for your granddaughter. And a great learning opportunity for the other kids too.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 6th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,871
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We're another "depends on the port" kind of...

We're another "depends on the port" kind of traveler. I take a look at the port in Google Earth to see of we're docking at a town or in an industrial area. Industrial area you pretty much have to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 6th, 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,640
Posted By sparky-elpaso
If we hadn't eaten in local places we would have...

If we hadn't eaten in local places we would have missed these scones in Port Hedland, AU

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Forum: First Time Cruisers April 6th, 2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,056
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Absolutely. Buy when stuff is available. I find...

Absolutely. Buy when stuff is available. I find myself shopping from catalogs / internet quite often too - seasons don't matter so much shopping that way.
Forum: Holland America Line April 5th, 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I've seen shots of that kind of thing on a couple...

I've seen shots of that kind of thing on a couple of the TV shows about "behind the scenes" on cruise ships.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 5th, 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,709
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Why do I think most of us with this attitude have...

Why do I think most of us with this attitude have gray hair. :D

I think a problem with some kids today is that their parents have kept them so busy with planned activities that they never...
Forum: Holland America Line April 4th, 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By sparky-elpaso
That sounds like what they were doing. There...

That sounds like what they were doing. There were a couple of other times on that cruise when the crew had "fire drills" - I have a photo of the crew members shoes, coveralls, etc. that had been...
Forum: Holland America Line April 4th, 2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Oops. "Duckling circle" is exactly what they...

Oops. "Duckling circle" is exactly what they were doing. Plus they had a fairly large group of crew members who were apparently getting some training.
Forum: Holland America Line April 4th, 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By sparky-elpaso
They were doing a crew drill / training the day I...

They were doing a crew drill / training the day I took the shot of the boat. Very interesting to watch.
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