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Today is International Bat Night, More Herbs, and Less Salt Day


Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. - Richard L. Evans

Meal suggestion for today - Spinach Lasagna With Mushroom Ragu

Drink of the Day - Cloister

Wine of the day - Wilson Foreigner 2018 Rancho Chimiles Valdiguié (Napa Valley) Napa

Destination of the Day - Exit Panama Canal Cristobal

Ships with Passengers

At Sea Pacific
Nieuw Amsterdam Destination Juneau

Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Eurodam 07:00 - 19:00

Ships without Passengers

At Sea Pacific
Zuiderdam Destination Ensenada MX eta 8/30

Corfu GR
Volendam
Zaandam

Ensenada MX
Koningsdam
Noordam Anchorage

Puerto Vallarta MX
Westerdam

Scheveningen NL
Oosterdam Anchorage

Stirrup Cay
Nieuw Statendam Anchorage

Trieste IT
Rotterdam

 

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Good morning.  Thanks for the Daily Report.

A salute to bats because they eat so many mosquitoes.  I grow a small herb garden and use fresh herbs when I can,  and I use less salt.

Interesting quote.

Looking forward to seeing the recipe for today's meal suggestion, DH loves mushrooms.

Hope the wine and drink of the day are good too.

It's hot and humid again here, so I won't be doing anything strenuous.

Prayers for everyone.

Have a wonderful Sunday.  Stay safe.

 

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Thank you for the Sunday Daily, Rich.  Bats are very useful but we need to find a better way to head off Rabies.  More herbs and less salt both are good for health.  Everything about the Panama Canal is great.  Love the quote.  The meal sounds good.

 

Today’s care list:


Those affected by the Kabul bombing, heroes, victims, those still doing their jobs, and those awaiting evacuation
Welfare of furloughed crews
Western (Especially BC) wildfires
cat shepard’s friend undergoing chemo for stage four cancer
Afghanistan and Norseh2o’s nephew assisting the evacuation
New Zealand continuing outbreak
JAM37 DH fighting Covid
Those in the path of Ida
From the rotation:
NextOne DDIL with long haul Covid
Tana continuing to deal with long haul covid

 

Celebrations and Shoutouts


Front Line Health Care Workers
Nieuw Statendam in Everglades Monday
6 Days for Atexsix, dobiemom, Lafnvegas, and Richwmn
Kakalina back home after a medical issue
Tioga Cruiser on a road trip
Booster for JazzyV
and Staff Captain Sabine, HAL’s likely first female Captain(I know this is a repeat but she’s worth it)

 

Roy

 

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Thanks for the Daily, Rich and our Sunday smile 🙂 

 

Love herbs & there are always lots in my recipes.  No need for salt 😉 Bats are valuable to the environment even if though they have transmitted viruses to us.  

 

Great quote by Robert Evans.  The meal sounds tempting but we have a couple family members visiting from far away for the first time in over 2 years so it will be steak and / or lobster I think (if they arrive in time for dinner) 😉   

 

 

I so feel for the people of Louisiana & anyone in Ida’s path with it bearing down.  It’s one powerful hurricane 😢 

 

Prayers for everyone on Roy’s Care list & for those that need them and 🥂 to those on the Celebratory / Shout Out list.

 

Have a great Sunday everyone!!!

 

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Stay safe & please don’t forget your 😷 

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Good afternoon.

Thanks for today's daily Rich and today's care reports and celebrations list Roy.

We have been to church this morning but our vicar David was diagnosed with Covid19 yesterday so the church warden's did today's service.

I never put salt on anything as a lot of food contains salt anyway.

We often see bats flying around at night as there are a lot of trees and greenery around us so they help to keep the mosquito population down.

Nice food choice but not sure of the drink.

A very true quote of the day.

We are currently sitting overlooking the sea and there is a busy car boot sale in the field next to us.

Take care and stay safe everyone.

Graham.

 

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Good morning. Thank you for the Daily and lists.

 

I love that bats eat mosquitoes, as mosquitoes love to bite me. I use lots of herbs, but do like my salt. Love the quote...it's a good reminder.

 

My Mom used to make lasagna roll ups with spinach. Interested in seeing this recipe.

 

DH has been sleeping for about 8 hours now and is still asleep so that is good. I can tell by his breathing he is still short of breath, but will find out how he feels when he gets up.

 

Praying especially for all in the path of Ida and those involved in the Kabul tragedy.

 

Today will probably be a lazy Sunday as every day is right now and will be until DH is better and strong enough to continue working on our home.

 

Prayers for those on the care list and praises for those on the celebrations.

 

Have a beautiful Sunday.

 

Blessings

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Good Sunday morning.  I use herbs in place of salt in most recipes.  Bats are a good thing.  The meal sounds good.  We've been to the port of the day but do not have any pictures. 

Prayers and toasts to our lists.  Everyone stay safe.

Please continue to social distance when you can and wear your mask.  We need to get this under control.

Cloister:

1 1/2 Ounce(s) Gin
1/2 Ounce(s) Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 Ounce(s) Fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 Ounce(s) Fresh lemon juice
1/4 Ounce(s) Simple Syrup
Grapefruit twist
Directions
 Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Add grapefruit twist. Serve in a Cocktail Glass.

 

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Good  Morning. Thanks for the daily and the lists. Bats are essential in keeping insect populations in check. Herbs are much better to use for flavor rather than salt.

As I type this I am watching the reports on Hurricane Ida. It looks very scary. I hope people in its path will be safe.

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Good Morning All,

Absolutely love the quote.

 

Had dinner last night with our neighbor and his fiancé. She just got back from the first sailing of Eurodam. She had a great trip.

 

 I should be on the road in a half hour.

 

Have a great day!

 

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Thank you for today’s Daily, Rich! We’re you grinning when you chose today’s Days?

 

Thank you for keeping our lists, Roy. Morning Dailyite family! It is already a steamy one here. Praying all of you in the path of Ida are safe. This one had lots of time to ramp up over the warm Gulf water. 
 

Pass on the drink, but the meal sounds delicious. Not sure what I will do today. My knee is a bit swollen this morning. So I am icing it as I type.

Tonight will be leftovers, so that will be easy. 
 

Prayers for all who need our support. Cheers to all who are celebrating! Stay well everyone!

 

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Wilson Foreigner 2018 Rancho Chimiles Valdiguié

This Napa red has excellent ratings, but is a bit more expensive than some of our recent wines. The lowest online price I found was $31.94. It sounds like one I would at least like to taste. 

Winemaker Notes

Wilson Foreigner Valdiguié Rancho Chimiles 2018 presents a lively violet-purple toned. Like walking a sea of fresh violets and lavender complemented by layers of dried herbs de Provence and morning dew. While a bite of tart cherry greets the palate developing into a complex and thought-provoking party of savory and mineral notes with velvety tannins.

Though the Wilson Foreigner Valdiguié Rancho Chimiles 2018 is the kind of thirst-quenching wine that you’ll want to chill slightly and drink by the case year-round, it really shines when paired with food. Even Wilson calls the Valdiguié his weeknight wine; he’s yet to find a meal that it doesn’t pair well with.

93WE Made from a family estate in the eastern wilds of Napa Valley.  So this small-production red is fermented in a concrete tank and aged in neutral oak. It retains ebullient freshness and focus, its fruit a mix of grape, cherry, and plum. Around the edges are floral aromas and superb mineral characteristics. Editors’ Choice
Wine Author Katherine Cole writes:
  California somms keep Valdiguié in their spring and summer rotations, when, slightly chilled, it makes a refreshing pairing with a charcuterie plate. “I think it’s fantastic,” says Kjellman of House of Tricks. Most of all, “It’s a very food-friendly wine, and it drinks great right out of the bottle.“Valdiguié makes a dark-purple wine with effusive floral aromatics and flavors of red cherry, blackberry, and pomegranate accented by black pepper and clove notes. Its big, plump, dark berries ripen late and maintain their acidity; even in sunny California.

Winemaker info

Wilson Foreigner winemaker Dave Wilson grew up among Valdiguié vines planted in 1972 at his family’s Napa farm, Rancho Chimiles. While beginning his career studying winemaking and working as a vineyard manager at spots like Pahlmeyer.  Then Wilson followed his dreams, starting Wilson Foreigner with his wife, Christine.  And of course, vinting a varietal wine from the two remaining acres of his family’s 45-year-old Valdiguié vines at Rancho Chimiles.

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Good Sunday morning!  It's going to be cloudy today and 88F.  We could even get some rain here and there even though they say only a 10% chance.  That's when it sneaks up on you!

 

Prayers for all in the path of Ida.  I hear this could be the worst hurricane since the 1850's!  Also prayers for those who perished in Kabul and for all the people of Afghanistan who are in danger.  I can't imagine the horror and fear they live in.  My condolences to the families of our troops who were killed this week there.  Prayers for the rest of our Care list.  Congrats to those who are celebrating on our Celebration List.  

 

I don't do much cooking anymore so it's up to DH to pick the herbs over salt.  He pretty much follows the recipes.  I don't complain!  I know bats are important to keep the insects under control but I can't say that I've seen any for years and years.  

 

@lindalerthanks for posting the photo of your son, granddaughter and yourself on a cruise together.  Like @grapau27said the other day, it's good to put a face to the name.  You looked lovely!  Your granddaughter is quite a beauty, and of course her Dad looked great all dressed up.

 

@kazu enjoy your visitors!  I know how much we miss our family and friends after all this time being away from them.  Be safe though.

 

@JAM37I hope your DH is doing much better.  This is a tough virus to get over, they say.  I spoke to my neighbor Brenda the other day and she is still weak and listless.  She can barely walk from the front to the back of her house without sitting down.  Luckily her DH is caring for her.  

 

I don't think anyone posted any Suez Canal photos yesterday - maybe because we did that already from the other direction.  Today we have the Panama Canal again but exiting Cristobal so we may have the same issue.  I say go for it if you have the time!  

 

 

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2 minutes ago, TiogaCruiser said:

Good Morning All,

Absolutely love the quote.

 

Had dinner last night with our neighbor and his fiancé. She just got back from the first sailing of Eurodam. She had a great trip.

 

 I should be on the road in a half hour.

 

Have a great day!

 

 

Drive carefully and be safe!  

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Good morning, everyone.

 

@kazu Great news about your BFF's DH coming home.  Have a great visit with family and I hope they get there in time for lobster.  

 

Today is another hot and humid day here in northeast Ohio, so I will limit activity to indoors.  I tried sitting on the front porch last night but some big black flying thing kept dive bombing me.  

 

Today's meal sounds good for cooler weather.   On hot days, I tend to go light.  Last night I just had some fresh veggies for dinner.  It did the trick.  Anyways, lasagna has always been a favorite of mine.  I might try this one later on.  Possibly subbing eggplant for noodles.  

 

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/spinach-lasagna-with-mushroom-ragu-recipe-1973783

 

 

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Many thanks for the daily info today.

 

I know that bats are good, but they still terrify me....so much so that at the zoo, I cannot even bear to get close to them in a zoo enclosure.  I can see them flying around at dusk and always keep an eye to the sky if I am outside at that time.

 

If I recall correctly, the port of Cristobal in Colon may have been where Zuiderdam stopped at the end of our partial Canal transit back in 2017 - this cruise was one of my absolute favorites for three reasons:

  • Finally getting to see the Panama Canal, even if only part of it.  Still hoping someday to do a full transit and see all of its glory
  • Very first time in a Neptune suite - had booked a great casino deal on a Signature, and just two weeks prior got an upsell that I couldn't pass up.  It was such a treat!
  • While docked in Panama, a phone call from our daughter shared the news that she was engaged to be married - it was a wonderful reason to celebrate that evening at the Pinnacle!

Will watch the progress of Hurricane Ida and hope that the residents of all areas affected remain safe.  Hoping the pumps in New Orleans can stay ahead of the surge - lets not repeat the dreaded history of Katrina.

 

Hope everyone has a restful and peaceful day today.

 

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Good Morning, and thank you for the Daily Report and the Cares Report. I always enjoy pasta dishes reheated - with extra sauce - as the flavor bakes through.

 

I have always wanted to return to the Panama Canal. I was aboard the USCGC McCulloch. We had just started the transit when I needed to go on watch below in B2 engineroom. Finally off watch and we had completed the transit! 

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First and foremost my thoughts this morning are for the folks in the path of Hurricane Ida and our remaining military troops in Afghanistan!🙏🇺🇸
 

The morning here in Michigan is showing blue skies and a comfortable  69 degrees. As a Floridian I could get use to sleeping with the windows open and awaken to deer sniffing outside our window. Than I think of winter and I’m running back to Florida!

 

Have a meaningful and gracious Sunday.

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1 hour ago, JAM37 said:

Good morning. Thank you for the Daily and lists.

 

I love that bats eat mosquitoes, as mosquitoes love to bite me. I use lots of herbs, but do like my salt. Love the quote...it's a good reminder.

 

My Mom used to make lasagna roll ups with spinach. Interested in seeing this recipe.

 

DH has been sleeping for about 8 hours now and is still asleep so that is good. I can tell by his breathing he is still short of breath, but will find out how he feels when he gets up.

 

Praying especially for all in the path of Ida and those involved in the Kabul tragedy.

 

Today will probably be a lazy Sunday as every day is right now and will be until DH is better and strong enough to continue working on our home.

 

Prayers for those on the care list and praises for those on the celebrations.

 

Have a beautiful Sunday.

 

Blessings

Take care and let him recover fully.

I was in bed for almost 4 weeks with Covid19 in November 2020.

Graham.

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35 minutes ago, TiogaCruiser said:

Good Morning All,

Absolutely love the quote.

 

Had dinner last night with our neighbor and his fiancé. She just got back from the first sailing of Eurodam. She had a great trip.

 

 I should be on the road in a half hour.

 

Have a great day!

 

Take care and stay safe.

I hope you have a nice holiday.

Graham.

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Rich:  Thanks for the DAILY Fleet report. When we do the Partial PC we dock at  Cristobal an await those on tour, Thanks to all who have contributed  to this page.

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Good morning everyone. I love today’s quote and will pass it on to my grandson who is working in the entertainment business in LA and not sure where his life is taking him. My daughter was in bed one night, looked up at her ceiling and saw a bat claw coming through. She wasn’t a happy camper. Next day the exterminator came, removed the bat and sealed up the entrance spots.


After having a meltdown over the insurance issues and filing a complaint with the state insurance board, I’ve decided to try to hire someone to deal with the LTC company for me because it’s causing me a lot of stress that I could do without.Rather than feel defeated, I feel I’ve done the best I could with it and it’s time to take care of me..

 

Been through the Panama Canal more than once, but it seems like ages ago because it probably was.

 

Stay safe out there.

Carol

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55 minutes ago, TiogaCruiser said:

Good Morning All,

Absolutely love the quote.

 

Had dinner last night with our neighbor and his fiancé. She just got back from the first sailing of Eurodam. She had a great trip.

 

 I should be on the road in a half hour.

 

Have a great day!

 

 

Have fun. Be safe. Hope the weather cooperates!

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13 minutes ago, mamaofami said:

Rather than feel defeated, I feel I’ve done the best I could with it and it’s time to take care of me..

Good for you! You are so right, it does no good for the caregiver to be pushed beyond her/his limit. Glad you have someone to deal with the LTC company.

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