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  1. Thanks for alerting us Jacqui. DW and I have long benefited from her knowledge that she generously shared, and hold fond memories of the cruise we met in person. We will miss her. Dave
  2. Winner! The port photo was a shot looking out over Papeete. The monument is in honor of Cook's voyage to Tahiti to witness the transit of Venus across the sun. The lighthouse was designed by the father of Robert Louis Stevenson. Dave
  3. The top photo of the two is a memorial to Cook -- but it is not in Fiji. Dave
  4. Winner! And a beautiful day it was when we visited last summer. Dave
  5. This should make it a lot easier. Here is the war memorial by the City Hall.
  6. Here is a shot taken as we approached the port. Dave
  7. Yes it is! (bennybear identified it earlier -- posts 1109 and 1110). Dave
  8. Yes, Kingstown, St. Vincent, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: I always thought that island in the background of the first shot was Bequia. We've never been to that island, although I think Prinsendam visited a few times. Dave
  9. Yes, Hoonah/Icy Strait Point. The tricky bit is that the photo was taken in 2014, when it was a tender port. Now, they have a pier that cruise ships can tie up to, I understand. Here is what the port looked like in 2014. Dave
  10. This may be a bit tricky. Which port is this tender heading toward? Dave
  11. Correct! Here is a longer view of the ship, which makes it easier to know where she is: Dave
  12. Yes! I walked through the cruise terminal (past all the crew clustered around the electrical outlets, using the free wi-fi) and out the back to the bar called Coconuts. The two clues are the flying fish sandwich (called a fish cutter) and a Banks beer, the Bajan specialty and one of the finest in the Caribbean. Dave
  13. This one is just for fun. Where am I as I prepare to enjoy my lunch? (There are two large clues in the photo.) Dave
  14. Time for somewhere warmer than Iceland, I think. Where is Westerdam docked? Dave
  15. Winner! The statue is outside the Halgrimskirkja Cathedral: Here is the inscription: The cathedral rises over the skyline of Reykjavik: Dave
  16. One more for today. Where is Zuiderdam? Dave
  17. Winner! The first time we visited, there was not much at all, just a staging area for tour buses, and a smaller shuttle to the seaman's across the port. When we came back a few years later, there was the developed port area with, as you say, the astroturf pontoon tripping hazard. I didn't get my passport stamped, but I did get my whistle wetted at the bar to the right of the palapa.😁 Dave
  18. Well, the Statendam carpenters did a great job, as the pier was in excellent repair when we visited in 2018. I saw the security person looking like he was in an Otis Redding song (Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay) and had to take the shot. Dave
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