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Thanks for the Daily, Rich and our afternoon smile 🙂 

 

CC was certainly stumbling for some time earlier today.  Thank you for  persevering trying to get on until it worked and providing our Daily 🙂 

 

VJ Day is one to remember for sure.  There isn’t a baseball fan anywhere who doesn’t know the importance of Spalding. 😉 

 

I haven’t met a Concha y Toro wine I didn’t like yet 😉 

 

Chicken sounds like an excellent idea for tonight 😄 

 

The dahlias are beginning to bloom:

 

 

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Bambi’s in my next door neighbour’s yard as the dogs and I were getting ready for our walk.  You notice they don’t seem to be too disturbed by our presence.  My neighbour can have them 😉 

 

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It’s a mother with 2 fawns and surprisingly they have their spots.  I see a number of young fawns again.  It’s way too late in the season for them to arrive.  

 

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Prayers to everyone on the Care list and I join in celebrating those on Roy’s shout out list.

 

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone.  Stay safe and don’t forget your masks.

 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, kazu said:

 

 

 

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It’s a mother with 2 fawns and surprisingly they have their spots.  I see a number of young fawns again.  It’s way too late in the season for them to arrive.  

 

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Funny thing about deer, Jacqui. - Whenever we have had visitors, and I mentioned that the roses were blooming in the garden, nothing happened, but when I said "The deer are eating my roses!" everyone would get up to look.

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Thanks again for the daily and for the prayers. They are working, we had to go to our local DPS to get new drivers pics yesterday and DH was told he could only get a Texas ID. He could not pass the eye exam. I had anticipated this and thought he might be very upset but he took it well and told them he was tired of driving anyway. I worried all night for nothing! Thanks too for the recipe, will make that soon.

Barbara

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1 hour ago, kazu said:

I haven’t met a Concha y Toro wine I didn’t like yet 😉 

 

The dahlias are beginning to bloom:

 

 

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Gorgeous flowers, Jacqui.  
 

Thank you for your experience with the wine. I might have to take the leap.  

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22 minutes ago, Gsel said:

Thanks again for the daily and for the prayers. They are working, we had to go to our local DPS to get new drivers pics yesterday and DH was told he could only get a Texas ID. He could not pass the eye exam. I had anticipated this and thought he might be very upset but he took it well and told them he was tired of driving anyway. I worried all night for nothing! Thanks too for the recipe, will make that soon.

Barbara

If you wish to pursue it, in Georgia there is a form that an eye doctor can fill out after a more comprehensive examination that will allow someone to get a license. If your DH feels comfortable and wants to continue driving, y'all might check that out.

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3 hours ago, richwmn said:

It's been an interesting morning. Like many (most, all?) I have been unable to login to post this information until now.

Ship positions listed are as of 7am today, just like all other days.

Hope everyone has a great day!

 

 

You got on quicker than I did. 😄 

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1 hour ago, Vict0riann said:

 

Funny thing about deer, Jacqui. - Whenever we have had visitors, and I mentioned that the roses were blooming in the garden, nothing happened, but when I said "The deer are eating my roses!" everyone would get up to look.

 

LOL Ann.  When my brother and his wife came to visit (RIP ❤️), he was so disappointed to see not see hardly any deer.   He said you keep saying you have deer, I’ve only seen a few.   I told him to stay longer - if he was keeping them away I’d be happy to have him all summer 😉. The minute he left there were 7 on our property - LOL.

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Late to the party today but I can't blame it all on CC.  Maybe the blueberry popsicles can be melted and used for the meal suggestion.  Coconut rum I could handle for sure and right about now.  Thanking the R & R team for their research that they post to keep us happy and informed.  Vict0riann has told me about her dad and what her family went through during WWII, hard to imagine.   Thoughts to those on Roy's care list.  Stay healthy everyone.  It just goes to show you that perseverance does pay off, we all arrived at the thread today, better late then not at all. 🦋🌸🌼🌺

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Good afternoon, thanks for the Daily!  I'm late to the party, but it wasn't for lack of trying this morning - I thought my computer was at fault, so tried my phone, then my iPad, all with the same results.  We needed to pick up a few things, so ran out and on our return, I sat down to the sewing machine to make masks - suddenly realizing I hadn't checked here to see if we were up and running or not.

 

VJ Day is important - it's interesting hearing the Japanese speak of the war; our daughter-in-law's grandmother is a survivor of Hiroshima.  I'm pretty sure if you look at the tri-coloured popsicles, the bottom flavour is blue raspberry - sure to stain shirts for eternity.  LOL  I like the suggestion for dinner, but DH was mentioning he would like pizza, so who am I to argue if he wants to order in?  And wine.

 

Prayers for everyone who needs them, and even for those who don't think they do.  Toasts and cheers for the celebration list as well.  Stay safe, be well!

 

Smooth Sailing!  🙂🙂🙂

Gerry

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So, every Panama Canal transit includes a bunch of visitors to the ship making the transit. This "parade," no matter from the Pacific or Atlantic (Caribbean) side starts at "oh dark thirty" with the first Panama Canal pilot coming onboard (there will be a total of three, both transit and lock pilots) Next up is HAL's PC agent who will come alongside in his boat. He usually carries with him one to three vendors with a whole bunch of boxes containing PC T-shirts which will be on sale during the day. He will also bring a PC (play-by-play) commentator who will go up to the bridge to use the ship's P/A system. Next up are one or more Panama Canal officials, a health inspector and a fumigator (to inspect the ship's store rooms). Last but not least just prior to the approach of the first set of locks will be a boat carrying up to nineteen Panama Canal workers (linesmen) and their bo'sun. roughly split up, one half will go to the forward and the other half to the aft mooring deck. It's up to security to account for all these "visitors" and to ensure that the exact amount that entered the ship also leaves at the conclusion of their assignment so they are all entered in the ship's computer system that keeps track of who (pax/crew/visitors) is onboard.

 

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La Autoridad del Canal de Panamá (ACP) / Panama Canal Authority (PCA) linesmen (actually one dude and one lady) "pasacables" on the forward mooring deck connecting the steel cables from the "mules" (locomotives) on the quay to a bollard inside the ship

 

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Statendam's Fourth Officer Nelson keeping the staff captain on the bridge appraised of the progress of the mule cables (lines)

 

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Hey compadre, you've got your swizzle stick but where's your helmet?

 

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Autoridad del Canal de Panamá line handlers on one of the quays below. They are never too far from their line/rope bundles 

 

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Statendam's forward mooring deck; anchor mechanism and mooring winches

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The security officer has, as a collateral assignment, the position of commander of the ship's Rescue Squad (since renamed ERST - Emergency Response Support Team), a 10-person team (cdr, asst cdr + 8 team members from the HouseKeeping Dept.) ERST trains regularly like everyone else on board. One of the topics we train on is dedicated to the "emergency transportation devices," meaning the use of the 'ascender' or stair climber and the descender. There are several of these devices located on the lowest passenger deck (inside the crew staircase in the case of the ascender) and on the highest passenger deck (in the case of the descender) and they are used to transport disabled passengers who utilise wheelchairs to "Boat Deck" in case of a total power failure on the ship coupled with a call to muster at the (life) boat stations. The wheelchair (with disabled individual in it) is attached/secured to the stair climber and the operator uses the tracks of the device as well as the electrical motor to negotiate a set of stairs upwards until boat deck is reached  

 

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Those of you who have had the opportunity to visit Glacier Bay National Park, AK on a DAM ship know that a group of National Park Rangers ("Hey Booboo, that looks like a pickanick basket, Hey Mister Park Ranger!"), one or two cultural interpreter(s) from the Hoonah, Tlingit community, as well as a marine wildlife observer will join the ship for the day while she is in the park. This occurs off Bartlett Cove, AK where their headquarters is located. The party will come alongside the ship in their boat, the "Serac" in the same way the pilots do, so by climbing the pilot's ladder. Once onboard, one of the rangers will go to the bridge to provide a "play-by-play" via the ship's P/A system, the second ranger, accompanied by the cultural interpreters, will head for the Crow's Nest where they will set up shop, and the wildlife observer, usually a young guy by the name of "Nathaniel" or "Nat," armed with binoculars and a portable radio (to speak to the bridge), will go to the bow of the ship. Later in the day, the process will reverse itself and the boarding party will head back to Bartlett Cove 

 

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Saying "Bye" and "See ya next week" to the Bridge

 

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Hi, everyone.   Despite the slow start today, this is still a fun and hopping thread.   I love coconut rum but haven't had it in years, probably decades.  

 

Tonight's sunset is from last Saturday overlooking Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan.

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11 minutes ago, dfish said:

Hi, everyone.   Despite the slow start today, this is still a fun and hopping thread.   I love coconut rum but haven't had it in years, probably decades.  

 

Tonight's sunset is from last Saturday overlooking Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan.

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Beautiful!

 

Roy

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