Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Ship called Friendship

Moored proudly in Salem Harbor is the majestic reconstruction of the tall ship Friendship of Salem. The original Friendship was built in 1796 for merchants Jerathmiel Peirce and Aaron Waite by the same shipwright that built the Essex which gained fame in … Continue reading

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Not Entirely Wasted

I may have skipped driving out to Springfield but I didn’t totally blow off the whole day. After taking my little mid-morning nap I settled in to start backing up my photos. That kept me occupied for several hours and … Continue reading

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The BIG E…not this year

Yes it was on my calendar. It was in the books. It was a plan…but I blew it. The day dawned overcast and the remnant of a rainstorm was puddled on the deck. The first problem was that I over … Continue reading

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Turkey Vultures!

I guess somewhere in the back of my mind I had heard of turkey vultures but they certainly weren’t a bird that commanded much thought from me. Certainly not like Bald Eagles or Osprey or Red Tailed Hawks. Vultures are just … Continue reading

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Last Thoughts for now on Cruising Alaska

Ok so I went a bit overboard on the stateroom stuff. I sounded like a paid advertisement for Holland America. OOPS! Plus now I know cruise ship cabins are boring! 🙂 But there are just a couple of last points I want … Continue reading

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The Staterooms…Ocean View or Inside???

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post I’m going to share with you what the Holland America Rep told us about the cabins on-board the ship. I did a short cruise to Nassau, Bahama’s at one time and shared an itty-bitty … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise Planning up-date

I’m not sure if AAA has a Horizon’s publication throughout the country but here in New England they put out a monthly newsletter called Horizons AAA Southern New England. I really enjoy this newsletter and try to read it as soon … Continue reading

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Vacation Travel Philosophy

When I started this blog I said it was Sights, Scenes and Travel of an everyday person.  The intention was that you could follow along with my adventures and mishaps as I began to get my travel legs. I did … Continue reading

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Bridges

I guess by now you know I like bridges. I get a thrill out of driving over really steep bridges like the Mount Hope Bridge in Bristol, RI   even the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal  and I just … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Digital Photography School.com had a challenge this week. Record a “Day in the life.” It could be a friend , a pet, a stranger or in my case, I used me. Remember the Comic strip Family Circus by Bill Keane? Billy never … Continue reading

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