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Forum: Alaska Today, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Video of Glacier Bay Day (Zuiderdam 30 July 2014)

If you can't find a shore-ex that's to your liking :) then staying on board is not too bad.
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Juneau http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2085122

Skagway...
Forum: Spain Ports Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
I went to Santiago de Compostela from A Coruna on...

I went to Santiago de Compostela from A Coruna on the train. From the dock it's a 5 minute taxi or bus (€1) to the station. I took the 10.35 train which gets to S de C by 11.15 and then it's a 10...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
There will be a new timetable by then, as we did...

There will be a new timetable by then, as we did our trip in mid October. It takes just over two hours to Monterrosso (most distant village)

If you return by train it's very quick as the train...
Forum: Alaska Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
The worst-case scenario will require you top take...

The worst-case scenario will require you top take the 5 minute shuttle ($3 return) from where you dock to the bus area. It would be a mile if you wanted to walk it but the shuttles are very very...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
This is us taking the ferry last October. It's...

This is us taking the ferry last October. It's about a 6-7 minutes level walk from the port, or 25 mins from the La Spezia train station.

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This has a ferry timetable (only until...
Forum: Alaska Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Hi Pete Yes, you'll have a great day on that...

Hi Pete

Yes, you'll have a great day on that tour. There's plenty of complimentary bottled water on the train and a great brochure of the WP & YR railroad. The journey is narrated as you go, but...
Forum: Alaska August 19th, 2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Videos of The White Pass & Yukon Route railroad to Carcross, YT

We used Chilkoot Charters and Tours on 29 July 2014 for this one and had a really great day. It began at the ship at 7.30, ended with us back at Skagway by about 4.15 and cost $179 pp, $119 for the...
Forum: Alaska August 19th, 2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
I did the 'long' day last month and would...

I did the 'long' day last month and would definitely recommend it.

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You will get plenty of chances for photos on the train. Ideally you will be on the last carriage as I...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 18th, 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,259
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
A vote for the Yusupov Palace

I like Rick Steves but strongly disagree with him about the Yusupov. The Rasputin tale makes it much more than just another wondrous St Petersburg building.
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Forum: Alaska August 17th, 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
If it's any interest, in a few days I will post a...

If it's any interest, in a few days I will post a couple of videos of my day on the start of the Gold Rush trail, which will show it was misty. Of course I wished it was sunny but it really made no...
Forum: Alaska August 17th, 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
I did this with Chilkoot Charters and Tours...

I did this with Chilkoot Charters and Tours (superb) and they picked us up at the dock and drove the very short distance to the train. If you are on a tour that does the train one way and the bus the...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports August 15th, 2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Here's that Volcano and Hot Springs trip. It...

Here's that Volcano and Hot Springs trip. It takes exactly 3 hours from leaving the dock to getting back, of which you get about 30-40 swimming at the springs. It is a relatively cheap trip (about...
Forum: Alaska August 13th, 2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,312
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Mendenhall video

I loved the day in Glacier Bay, but being able to walk right up to the nearby Nugget Falls and hear its noise makes Mendehall my favourite glacier :)
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Forum: Alaska August 11th, 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Thanks (and to wongcruise and mskaufman too) for...

Thanks (and to wongcruise and mskaufman too) for your kind words, much appreciated. The nearest the whales came to our boat was about 25 yards, and while I saw them in great detail through...
Forum: Alaska August 11th, 2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Videos of Auke Bay whale watching and the Mendenhall Glacier at Juneau (28 July 2014)

Hello

We docked at 1 pm and did this

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There were 4 ships in that day. The Westerdam got the pole position spot right in the town, with a couple of Princess ships quite...
Forum: Alaska August 11th, 2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
This shows that hike, and that it's a decent road...

This shows that hike, and that it's a decent road - it was great to stand at the foot of Nugget Falls. Make sure you give bears the right of way :)

If you have time take a look at Steep Salmon...
Forum: Alaska August 10th, 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Last month we saw no orcas but couldn't move for...

Last month we saw no orcas but couldn't move for humpbacks :)
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Forum: Italy Ports August 10th, 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Hi Kim Last year (also on the Marina) I joined...

Hi Kim
Last year (also on the Marina) I joined 3 other couples and took one of the (many) taxis at the dock offering the Pisa/Lucca combo. It worked out fine, about €30 pp. All the best in whatever...
Forum: New England August 10th, 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Thank you (and 138east) for your kind words. Many...

Thank you (and 138east) for your kind words. Many of the destinations are just walk by and nod at affairs but others are well worth a proper look, and I had a great time just strolling around. As a...
Forum: New England August 10th, 2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Hello If it's any help I made these from 4-5...

Hello
If it's any help I made these from 4-5 hours in the area. They show every FT 'destination', plus one or two other places. If you want to do the free tour of the USS Constitution take your...
Forum: Asia August 8th, 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
That looks good. If it's any help I went on a...

That looks good. If it's any help I went on a Japanese gardens tour based in Kyoto and Tokyo. Of course it was predominantly gardens but by no means all. Anyway I made a video for each day and the...
Forum: Italy Ports August 8th, 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,489
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Hi Jane, thanks for your kind words. As others...

Hi Jane, thanks for your kind words. As others have said, it is 90 mins from LS to Manarola, but it goes by quickly as it's a scenic trip. I'm sure you can buy ferry tickets at each individual...
Forum: Greece Ports August 6th, 2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,102
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Amen to all this. For a sandy beach, Perissa is...

Amen to all this. For a sandy beach, Perissa is not bad (bus ride from Fira).That volcan0/hot springs tour you mention costs €15 and can bought from a kiosk as soon as you get off the tender. It...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 6th, 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
From memory (2010 :eek:) you will be OK with a...

From memory (2010 :eek:) you will be OK with a stroller should you need it. I took the regular ferry with my all-day travel ticket. As for a location, a look at the cannons might be of interest to...
Forum: Spain Ports August 6th, 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,488
Posted By Cornishpastyman1
Last August I went to Santiago de Compstela from...

Last August I went to Santiago de Compstela from A Coruna, taking the bus from where the ship docks to the station (€1, 3 minutes). We then took the 10.30 train (and booked the 3.15 return - from...
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