Posts Tagged ‘Cruise’

 

The four of us have agreed: We’re going back to Southeast Asia. It’s a long way from Kentucky to the Mekong, but what’s 24 hours in aisle seats and airports when the other side of the world awaits? Two couples spent two weeks in three countries in January, including a week on the Mekong River…

 
Bob Hoelscher

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Spain on November 16, 2011

 
 

Principal city of the largest of the Balearic Islands, Palma is surely also one of the most upscale, chic resort retreats of the Mediterranean. The waterfront is lined with luxury hotels and apartment buildings, and I doubt whether I’ve ever seen a port filled with so many (literally thousands) of high-end sailing and motor yachts….

 
Bob Hoelscher

The Andalusian Coast’s Malaga

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Spain on November 16, 2011

 
 

  On a relaxing cruise along the Mediterranean coast, I discovered Malaga. A popular tourist destination and the largest city on the Andalusian Coast, Malaga is home to roughly 670,000 residents. If one comes by ship, it is also the usual gateway to ancient Granada and the world-famous palace of Alhambra, the last Muslim stronghold…

 
 

Ford’s Terror  in southeast Alaska doesn’t terrify many people.  Maybe a few small boaters and kayakers.  But not many others–and certainly not many cruise passengers.  Dawes Glacier and the several miles of ice-strewn depths it leaves in its wake also doesn’t scare many folks up here, either.  Maybe a few scientists or geologists.  Both give…

 
 
 

  It’s morning –about 5:30– and I’m one of a few passengers and crew who are up.  We’re moored on Sanford Cove off Endicott Arm, several hours of cruise time outside Juneau, Alaska.  The sky is cloudless, the water is still.  We’re surrounded by mountains.  Literally.  In every direction you look there are mountains, most…

 
 

  Tenakee Springs is a remote village on the Tenakee Inlet off the Chatham Strait that dates to the late 1800s and is inaccessible except by boat or plane.  During the summer months, about 100 people reside there, many who live the rest of the year in Juneau.  There is a small marina where a…

 
Mac Lacy

Raptors Soar Again in Sitka

Posted by Mac Lacy in Alaska, Cruising on July 02, 2009

 
 

  The Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka treats various types of raptors that exist–eagles, ospreys, hawks, owls, falcons, kites, etc.  But it seems it’s the eagles that most people are drawn to.  Magnificent birds, their white heads, piercing eyes and  stern personna give them a star quality few other animals can match.  Of course, It…