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Dec.7, 2019 “Sailing Away” is up on Amazon now.

“Sailing Away is a sailing adventure that takes place on a voyage from London and through the Mediterranean sea with many stops. It then proceeds down the west coast of Africa to Cape Town....

To my readers in Africa – Thanks for coming to my site for a look

My wife and I had a great trip to Africa a few years ago. I have written about the trip on my travel blog. Please take a look at it if you haven’t already....

The Theater – November 2, 2019

I went to two plays this week in my area. One was Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch and the other was a live local production of “Violet.” The “Hamlet” was a five year old production...

Mongolia – 2016 -The Horse Race

We went far out into the countryside for a large and important event one day. It was a long horse race in a straight line from somewhere off in the far distance which then...

Nov.16, 2019 – “Atlanta” by R. C. Hand – Chapter One

This is a crime drama. It takes place in the 60’s when some things were a little different. Not better or worse, just different. Murder, however, was and still is against the law. This...

November 15, 2019 – Kazu

It is 10:50 Am in California. I write for five or six hours everyday. I know that sounds like a lot, but I enjoy it very much. I have finally figured out my process....

Nov.11, 2019 – Kazu, Son of Osheda Kamasaki – Chapter One

There are only so many types of stories that one can write about in the world that we live in. Romance, science fiction, war, history and such. Shakespeare covered most of them, I suppose....

Nov.11, 2019-Kazu,Son of Osheda Kamasaki

It’s a cool cloudy morning here in the small craft harbor where I have lived for many years. I have lived here for 37 years and loved every minute of it. It can be...

The Theater – November 2, 2019

I went to two plays this week in my area. One was Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch and the other was a live local production of “Violet.” The “Hamlet” was a five year old production...

A free piece of my book, Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets.

If you would like to read a little of my book, “Granpa Ernie’s Secrets, send me a note and I will put it up here. If enough people ask, I will put up a...

Leaving Folsom – Oct. 21, 2019

We are leaving Folsom for home today. We had a nice visit with family, but sadly we have to leave. All is well here and our long drive is now before us. As I...

Oct.20, 2019 – Off to Folsom

We headed back south to Folsom on the 5 Freeway through the Great Central Valley of California. It is the bread basket of our state. We are getting a second look at the countryside...

Oct. 20,2019 – We are off to Folsom

We had a great visit with some former neighbors of my wife. They have two grown children that my wife had baby sat when she was a young teenager. They all shared fond memories...

A road trip to Northern California – Oct. 18, 2019

We took off on our road trip this morning. Our first stop is Santa Maria, California. We arrived at my other in law’s home in three hours and fifteen minutes from Sunset Beach, California....

The travel bug

I am sixty-seven years old. I think that I am in pretty good shape if not a little over weight. I had a very physical job that helped me stay fit and limber to...

October something – I don’t need to know anymore.

My wife and I volunteer two days a week at a local hospital. We do this to meet new people, get some exercise and give back because we are so fortunate. Our hard work...

Sept.26, 2019 – Montreal Airport

The traffic to the airport was light this morning. It only took 25 minutes instead of the 40 minutes that it took to leave the airport before. The people who helped us load and...

Oct.2, 2019 – My diet on board ship

I behaved myself very well on this cruise when it came to eating, that is. I refused those lovely desserts that I was offered and opted for the fruit instead, for the most part....

The Sailing Life and Quebec

This adventure over rough seas has reminded me of the difficulties that sailors from all sailing cultures have faced in the past. We traveled in great comfort and were never wanting. Not so, the...

Tuesday, Sept.24, 2019 – Saguenay

We went into Saguenay for a tour of two old settlements today. They are recreations of the originals. There was Iroquois long house made of birch here in the past, as well as others....

Tuesday, Sept.24,2019 – Saguenay

We have turned north northest at Tadoussac and are heading up the Saguenay Fiord to Saguenay. The land is a mix of sheer cliffs and hills at the rivers edge. Everything is covered in...

Sept.21, 2019 – Life at sea and the plan-

The time at se can give us a time to think about matters seldom thought about at home. The seas are still heaving by the way and it is difficult to walk down the...

Friday, Sept.20, 2019 – Qaqortoq, Greenland

We walked near a couple of old Cemeteries here in town. We like to visit cemeteries and read the inscriptions. It makes me wonder about these people who have passed on. It was interesting...

Friday, Sept.20, 2019 – Greenland

Today we went ashore at Qaqortoq, Greenland in tenders. The sea was calm and welcoming. Qaqortoq is a small berg, town or village. It sits in Qaqortoq Harbor and is situated on a group...

Thurs. Sept.19, 2019 – Prince Christian Sound

Today we are sailing through Prince Christian Sound, Greenland. We lost our original first stop due to the rough seas that we have experienced on this trip. Hurricane Dorian has been attempting to catch...

Sept.22, 12019 – The entertainment on the Viking Sea

I must say that the entertainment was first rate in the Viking Sea. I have already mentioned Brett Sherwood, but the musical entertainment was great as well. The cruise director was very good at...

Sept.22, 2019 – The Magic of Brett Sherwood

Luckily, the ship’s company saw fit to put some great entertainment on the Viking Sea. Among them is Brett Sherwood. I am a magic fan and was very impressed. I sat up close to...

Sunday, Sept.22, 2019 – Norstead

We arrived in in St. Anthony, Canada after a longish tender ride from the Viking Sea into the small protected harbor. This morning is cold. This was not our original drop off point. That...

Sept.23, 2019 – Another day at sea

Today we are at sea again. We have stayed in and had a light breakfast in our room. The seas are still rolling strongly as we head to our next destination. I have had...

Sept.23, 2019 – More about the spa

We went to the spa a couple if times. With our traveling companions and without them. It is hectic here on our ship. Just kidding. We talked with several of our fellow travelers and...