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A cruise blog by an avid cruiser, follower of tropical weather, and resident of Florida's Space Coast. I write about cruise ships and ports, tropical weather, occasional tidbits of maritime history,and other nautical related topics.
I think most people who cruise value the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets at sea. Here's one of the sunsets at sea that we enjoyed on our last cruise. (View is from our balcony... you can see the railing in the picture.)
Posted by Sheila Herrington at 3:23 PM
by Night Tracks (creative commons)
Subtropical Storm Sean formed in the Atlantic early this morning, about halfway in between The Bahamas and Bermuda, and rather quickly transitioned into Tropical Storm Sean.
Bermuda is now under a Tropical Storm Watch.
Nationa Hurricane Center
2011 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Journal.
Posted by Sheila Herrington at 1:48 AM
Cruise lovers can spice up their routine mailings with cruise themed postage stamps like these from CruiseReady on Zazzle:
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So, whether you're new to cruising, or a seasoned veteran, you can probably find something to interest you on this site.
Cruising Detination: The Bahamas
Bahamas Beach and Palm Tree by mljacobs10
In The Bahamas, the first landing of Columbus in the New World is still celebrated on the original date of the actual landing, October 12, and is called Discovery Day. (In the US, the second Monday in October is now designated as the official federal holiday.)
Did you know that Columbus and the men of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria first came ashore in The Bahamas? It is known that it was ONE of the islands of The Bahamas, but exactly which one is still being debated.
Whichever one it was, The Bahamas are certainly a beautiful place, and if you happen to be there on October 12, you can celebrate Discovery Day in lieu of Columbus Day.
I do love visiting our close neighbors off the southest coast of Florida, and I've gathered some Pictures of The Bahamas for you to enjoy.
Have some fun on your next voyage, with cruise buttons and magnets!
I've been perusing a very interesting website this morning, and wanted to pass it along, in case there are others out there who might also enjoy. It's a real treat for anyone who enjoys maritime history.
It's Cruising the Past and has an amazing amount of information, including pictures and video about the great passenger ships that have sailed into history. The header of the site proclaims that it's an "Award Winning Cruise Ship, Ocean Liner, Travel, and social History Website."
Cruising the Past certainly has my vote, and if I had an award to give it, I would!
These have been the four most popular iPhone cases this month at CruiseReady on Zazzle:
The Love Boat came to life thirty four years ago today.
|Captain Stubing and |
the rest of The Love Boat Cast
Check out this great life ring themed cruise gear at CruiseReady on Zazzle:
The Port of San Juan has re-opened.
|Tropical Storm Maria|
Tomorrow is set aside as National Aviation Day in the United States. August 19 was chosen as a day to honor the development of aviation because it is the birthday of one of our great early aviators, Orville Wright.
|NOAA Hurricane Hunter in flight|
(public domain photo)
Here's a link to a little article I wote about Cruise Ship Swimming Pools that my readers might find interesting.
It includes a pretty amazing video showing acrual breakers in the pool as a ship sails through high seas. This, alone, is really quite something!
I'd love your thoughts on the article linked above... there's a place at the bottom for your comments, and your visit and comments would be greatly appreciated.
Peak Hurricane Season for the Atlantic Basin historically kicks in sometime in the first half of August.
FYI- the Atlantic Basin includes the Atlantic Ocean the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
Photo: Hurricane at Lake Worth Beach by heatherlacroix
So, here we are in the very beginning of the peak of the season, climatologically speaking. What will this peak season bring?
If you're considering taking a cruise, this is certainly a time of year when you can get a pretty good deal... if you are willing to take the (relatively low) risks associated with cruising during hurricane season. Check out the deals!
For homeowners who live in hurricane country, you know the drill: check your hurricane supplies and family evacuation plans. Make sure your NOAA Weather Radio is in good working condition and that you have plenty of extra batteries. And, if you haven't already done so, prepare for the worst case scenario with insurance, a go-bag, and provisions to protect your windows. Don't forget hurricane preparedness for your roof, either.
All that being said ... here's hoping the predictions for this season being an above average one, and of a high probability of major US landfalls (plural) doesn't come to fruition.
Stay safe, every one! If you're cruising this season, Bon Voyage to you. And if you are, or aren't... be prepared for the worst, but hope for the best!
Have you ever thought of wearing nautical themed fashions or accessories when you go on a cruise? It's not so far fetched ...
For example, a gentleman mightwear a nautical themed tie to dinner one night. A lady might enjoy having an anchor pendant necklace.
Or, how about a cute T shirt or nautical outfit for your young cruiser?
Anchors Aweigh Necklace and Sensastion Stripe tie
Here are several sites you might enjoy. There are some nice ideas for nautical themed cruise wear and accessories on these three pages:
|The Royal Palace in Oslo|
was not attacked
(public domain photo)