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Mar 18, 2015 - The Carribean and sea days crossing the Atlantic

Monday 16 March Day 8 Philipsburg, St Maarten, Virgin Islands We were already in port at St Maartin by the time we got up. It was a beautiful day, hotter than yesterday but not as humid. There was no difficulty with getting the scooter off the ship and we were told that there was a good walkway to the town centre from the port. At only 37 square miles, St Maartin is the smallest land mass in the world divided between the two governments. Having been abandoned by the Spanish in the mid 17th century, the French and Dutch moved onto the...

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Mar 15, 2015 - the Carribean Islands

Saturday 14 March Day 6 - Sea day sailing toward St Thomas Today was another sea day. John was up early to have his walk and do his exercises in the gym but I prefer to do mine in the afternoon. It had been fairly rough over night although it looked as though it was going to be a stunning day with bright sunshine, blue skies and a calm sea. There were lots of boat activities so we did the tic tac golf, saw a lecture on the origin of navy terms (such as 'freezing the balls off the brass monkey'!), more trivia (we did better) and bocce ball...

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Mar 11, 2015 - New York

Wednesday 11 March Day 3 New York We both also slept quite late feeling a lot more lively than we did yesterday. We decided to go out for breakfast. However our first attempt outside lasted about two minutes when we realised how cold the wind was! So we came back up to our room and put another layer on with our gloves, hats, scarves and parkas. Then we stopped off at Sbarro's, a typical New York Diner for breakfast. There was all you could eat breakfast for $9.95 but we stuck to the scrambled eggs and some truly awful coffee. Still it was...

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Mar 10, 2015 - Gold Coast to New York

Monday 9 March, 2015 Day 1 Depart Gold Coast After 14 months of anticipation, planning and spending the children's inheritance we were up at half past four. We'd worked our way through numerous 'to do lists' over the past few weeks and readied our home for being vacant for three months. Sam, our Labrador and Possum, our Ragdoll Cat, had been taken to kennels which they actually quite enjoy, but we'll miss them. We were driving into the Wesley Hospital early for my final Tysabri infusion for three months before we fly to Dubai this evening....

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Feb 19, 2015 - New York

Very quick one night stopover and some extreme cold. I've always thought of New York as a place of extreme weather, hot in the summer and cold in the winter, similar to Moscow but I was wrong. The night we were here broke many records for temperatures in and around NY at about -17C, way warmer than my coldest temp in the UK (-27C) and world-wide (-40C in Siberia).

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Feb 13, 2015 - Trip to Patagonia/Santiago - Day 0

Day 0 – trip to the airport – February 13, 2015 Well our trip to the airport was quite eventful – as Friday afternoons are not the right times to go to JFK from home. Susie arrived to the farm from Albany on time and we left at 3:02PM for what is usually a 65 minute drive to the airport. We used the usual GPS tools to see which were the best roads to travel – and to our surprise they were all RED or DARK RED once we got over the bridge to Long Island. But we did our best and actually went the back roads to get there- so we saw a bit of the...

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Dec 7, 2014 - Exploring medieval lives at The Cloisters

I decided to spend my last day in New York at The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that is constructed of bits and pieces of four cloisters from southern France - Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, Trie-surBaise and elements once thought to have come from Bonnefont-en-Comminges. It houses a large portion of the museum's medieval Gothic and Romanesque collections. The core of the collection was purchased from George Grey Barnard, an American sculptor who lived for a time near Fontainebleau in France and used...

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Dec 6, 2014 - Remembering the fallen

When we got up this morning, my daughter and I saw on the news that it was supposed to start raining about 2 p.m. so we thought we'd better leave straight away for the 9/11 Memorial so we could avoid the rain. Unfortunately we ended up on the subway for two hours since there was construction on the R line and we didn't understand the announcement and ended up going from Brooklyn all the way around to Queens before we realized the train was not going to stop at the location we had been given for a transfer to the F line that would take us to...

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Dec 4, 2014 - Reveling in Near Eastern Art at the Met

Well, once more I have found myself in the Big Apple. My flights went smoothly yesterday but arrived in Newark, N.J. a little after 4 p.m. and, even though I had reserved a shuttle for 5 p.m. I didn't actually get a shuttle until 6:30 p.m. and it had seven other people on board wanting to be dropped off at JFK and LaGuardia. Brooklyn, where I reserved my hotel, was last on the list. So, I didn't finally get to my hotel until almost 9 p.m. Note to self: Don't ever book a flight to Newark again if you want to go sightseeing in New York! I was...

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Oct 21, 2014 - New York City 2014

NEW YORK CITY "A VACATION OF A LIFETIME" NEW YORK CITY TRIP:Cross that OFF MY BUCKET LIST:ME AND MY FAMILY STARTED OUR TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY BY FIRST RIDING THE TRAIN INTO PENNSYLVANIA STATION.Which serves like 600,000 commuters. WENT ON A CRUISLINE Sight Seeing BOAT TOUR TO SEE The great views THE STATUE OF LIBERTY ( on (Statue of Liberty a gift from France which stands on her base 305 feet tall) It was huge. liberty island the BROOKLYN BRIDGE, New York Harbor, AND Elis Island( e gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States...

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Sep 24, 2014 - New York

My second day in New York. Today I had a wander around around West Village and then walked down to the Hudson River Park and walked to the remaining twin tower. Spooky to think about the 9 11 event . It is a huge building site and the new building will be amazing when it is finished. I passed a few lovely parks and gardens on the way and then caught the subway back again. Luckily I popped up where I wanted to be so feel more comfortable now. I went to Jack's and had a coffee which was good as I hadn't had one all day. I had dinner with...

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Sep 23, 2014 - New York City

I am now in the US. It is so long since I was last here. 1999. Last century! New York is an amazing city. The sheer size is overwhelming. My flight was long and boring. British Ariways have very limited movies and music to kill the time. I sat next to Stephanie who was from Melbourne. She works for Telstra in NYC. She was not very fresh to be near but she was bright and bubbly when we struck up conversation . She has done a Masters in Art History but ended up in a quite different field. She had been travelling with her mother in Italy so...

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