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So Much To Sea

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The new port of Falmouth looks so colonial and British Empire Authentic.  I can imagine sugar cane merchants, the red clay roads leading to their plantations and "servants" burning and cropping the fields to harvest the cane; mixed with the sweet smell of molasses, a by product from refining  the white gold.

This was a bygone  time before Sweet and Low and  Splenda.
Death to Decaf, and Sugar Substitutes, with zero calories.

The bittersweet fact remains,  African slaves, who outnumbered the Europeans 10 to 1, did all the labour.The effects I have come to know through Reggae music. Bob Marley's Redemption Song, vividly tells how awful the slave trade was.
Disney Magic Pier Group berthing us safely
Grand Cayman 3/11/15

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Russian Oligarch Andre Melnichenko has got a mega yacht called A. Is it a mega beautiful one or a mega ugly one? Well the lines of the bow look like it's above the water giving it a cool submarine effect.

I have seen it two years ago somewhere - it was either Cabo or on the open ocean, can't remember!

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7 days can make one weak. Shoveling Sunshine instead of Snow here in F LA. Threw my RL- Regular life overboard this month and found happiness at sea.

Cruising is when laziness and slack finds respectability.

That is the salt life. It's not an accomplishment just an activity. Can't mistake progress for motion.Yet all those that wonder are not lost because those that do not move, do not notice their chains.

Nothing is the hardest thing to do sometimes. All of our problems stem from the inability to sit quietly on deck and look out at the ocean.

There are 3 types of people, Alive.Dead AND @Sea.

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Cruisers, talk to each other, and  influences each other.  So progress gets amplified through WOM, Word of Mouth..  The more people who have ocean cruised, the more who will tell others, the more who will want to take an ocean cruise too. I am doing my part by blogging about my travels.
Here are my TOP 9 SWEET SPOTS-



1. Santorini, Greece

Let The Orinoco Flow




2.Maldives, Islands

Consciousness Is Wireless

3. Bora Bora

Tahiti-Stopover In Paradise

4. The Fjords of Norway
 

Mother Nature and Father Time Are Effin Special


5. The Fjords of New Zealand

Milford Sound-Are We There Yet?

6.Full World Cruise

L.A.To London in 110 Days



7. The Oasis Of The Seas

Game Changer- The Ship IS the destination. Remarkable. This  225,282-ton, 5,400-passenger colossus that cost Royal Caribbean $1.4 billion. 


 It only ends once-anything before that is just progress
Too much cruise ship? Quantity is its own kind of quality.

Go BIG or Go HOME


Honorable Mention-The Hawaiian Islands
1994-My First Ship -
A Rust Bucket- SS Constitution(a glorified ferry) with a lot of heart
known  as "American Hawaii Cruises"

The Hawaiian Islands





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Great stopover on My 50 Shades of Blue Tour.Grand Cayman, like The Postman, always delivers.
Partly cloudy with a chance of Paradise. 

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5K Run Just Done It...Swish


Time Machine

Age 40 is the old age of youth--had 8% body fat and a six pack,  I ran the Los Angeles Marathon, Now A Decade+ is the youth of old age---when I traveled 45 countries, by land, sea, air, foot and bicycle. It's like the unplugged version of Eric Clapton's Layla. I jog!


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The Delaware of the Pacific, A trillion+ US dollars are parked here, most of it in trust and hedge funds. Over 19,000 entities doing business here (well-on paper).