These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

On the Water for 66 Days

I once had a theory that people who live in seaport cities are more open-minded. After all, those residents have a greater exposure to differing cultures and values. Now, I'm not so sure about my theory as people with differing cultures and values can fly into an inland area most anywhere on the earth's surface. Still, I have an attraction to cities situated on a sea or an ocean.

MS Westerdam

For around two and a half months, from the middle of next month, we have planned an enormous number of days on the high seas. For you see, we have scheduled two, really large cruises with just a few weeks at home between them. Both are on ships of Holland America Lines. The first is round trip from Rome called, the Adriatic & Mediterranean Dream, and the second is a one-way voyage from home to New Zealand called the South Pacific, Australia, & New Zealand Collector. As I like compiling data, I found that we will be visiting the following port cities and areas from cruises in 2017:
Akaroa Bay, New Zealand
Argostoli, Cephalonia, Greece
Auckland, New Zealand
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Hilo, Hawaii
Hobart, Australia
Honolulu, Hawaii
Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Kerkira, Nisos Kerkira (Corfu), Greece
Kotor, Montenegro
Lautoka, Fiji
Lifou, New Caledonia
Melbourne, Australia
Messina, Italy
Mgarr (Victoria), Gozo, Malta
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Mykonos, Greece
Nafplion, Greece
Napier, New Zealand
Naples (Pompeii), Italy
Noumea, New Caledonia
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Picton, New Zealand
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Rhodes, Greece
San Francisco, California
Sarande, Albania
Seattle, Washington
Split, Croatia
Suva, Fiji
Sydney, Australia
Tauranga, New Zealand
Thira (Santorini), Greece
Valletta, Malta
Vancouver, British Columbia
Venice, Italy
Wellington, New Zealand


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