We are back!

Hi everyone, we are back from our cruise holiday although still recovering from it. In the three weeks since we left autumn has really begun in Tasmania and the clocks have been put back so it feels a lot different to when we left. We have a lot of photos to edit and Naomi has taken a lot of film which we also hope to share after she’s edited the various segments so there will be a series of posts about the cruise, the ship, the crew members and the places we visited over the next few months.

We will also be continuing with our search for a new home as I have a potential buyer for mine so forgive us if our posts are a bit all over the place. We’ll do our best to continue to post regularly as we prepare to move.

Ovation of the Seas in Sydney.
26 March 2018

Ahoy!

Greetings from Ovation of the Seas where we are currently on our way to Port Klang, Malaysia. We hope you have enjoyed the scheduled posts so far.  I have been journalling longhand since we left home so there will be material for future posts as well as photos. We have already visited Brisbane and Darwin. Look out for more soon.

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Snapshot Sunday: Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas, Hobart March 2018.

On Friday I went to Hobart to do some errands. I saw that there was a cruise ship in port and from the chalkboard of a local coffee shop learned that it was Explorer of the Seas. It’s just over two years since we sailed on this ship and only a week now till we set off on our next adventure. I didn’t have my camera with me so as I wanted to practice using it anyway I took this with my phone.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter X

My X’s are mostly to do with transportation today. X really marks the spot there. Explorer of the Seas and Celebrity Solstice both have an X in them. Explorer has one in the name while Celebrity Solstice is plastered with the letter X. I took a good one of the funnel some time ago and there is a big X on it. I also found a railway crossing sign in my travels today. I was driving along the rather notorious Mudwalls Road to go to Richmond today and there was just the very thing I needed for the challenge. It was a narrow road and there was a rise and a bend and some deep ditches on the side of the road. You wouldn’t want to put a wheel in one of those I thought to myself. Still I took a bit of a risk and pulled over easing the car on to the verge as carefully as I could so I could get my X photo of the crossing sign. No traffic passed us and we got away without getting side swiped or bogged. Someone driving in the opposite direction probably wondered what that idiot woman in the purple cardigan was trying to do however. I also got a picture of a hotel in Picton New Zealand that has an X in the name from my archives. The blades of the windmill in Oatlands also form a very nice X.

Celebrity Solstice (1)

Celebrity Solstice

Celebrity Solstice (2)

Celebrity Funnel

EOTS

Explorer of the Seas

Oxley Hotel

Oxley’s Rock Hotel

Railway Crossing

Railway Crossing Sign

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Windmill at Oatlands

 

Snapshot Sunday:Spirit of Tasmania

Today we were on the road to Devonport. I got this nice photo of the ferry that travels between Devonport and Melbourne on the mainland.

Here it is berthed at Devonport awaiting departure time.

 

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Spirit of Tasmania Two berthed at Devonport

 

Snapshot Sunday:OOTS

I can’t wait for my holiday onboard Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas in April next year. Vanda and I will be sailing from Sydney to Singapore. It’s sure to be an amazing holiday. Ovation of the Seas was in Hobart last summer and I was lucky enough to get some photos while she was here.

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