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Interests: Reading, baking, running, Disney, travel, traveling, kayaking, chocolate, learning to live healthier
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Everywhere you go in Avalon you will see pretty tiles. Everywhere. I'm not kidding... On shop fronts, drinking fountains, water fountains, signs, walls, benches, On the footpath Some are single tiles Some are murals Some are looking a little worse... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Coffee shop, deli, sushi, sake bar, wine cellar, jewelry and art gallery...all in one place. An eclectic place. Came for breakfast, a ham and cheese croissant and a hazelnut latte. Stayed for Bundaberg blood orange and free wifi Want to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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We are in Ensenada, Mexico twice a week. Every Tuesday and Friday. Ensenada is not the prettiest Mexican town I've ever been to, but it's not the worst. It's about 100km from the US border. A lot of Californians come... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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On Sundays we dock in Long Beach, California. We do not have any stores or anything else so we have the day off until back on board time at 430pm. Last Sunday, 5 of us decided to go to Disneyland.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Woohoo it's always fun to spend a day with friends. Morag lives in London (UK) and no she did not come all this way just to spend the day with me! She was visiting another friend in San Diego for... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I'm a chocolate girl. I normally dislike hard lollies (candy) like toffee etc, and chewy lollies - bleh. But every Monday I walk past Lloyds of Avalon. They are famous for their toffee apples (candy apples), peanut brittle and fudge.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I just finished a week of port manning. I've said it many times before, I dislike port manning. I do not like having to stay on the ship all day every day for a week. I get cabin fever. But... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Remember when Victoria, Jorge and I had Bushwackers in St Thomas? Well I've found an almost rival for it. It even comes with a view, even though I didn't need to ride a cable car to get here. Buffalo Milk... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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This birthday, my 44th involved a lot of edible treats. I really need to go for a run or even two now. After work Friday night friends treated me to a couple of beers. Saturday, my actual birthday started with... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Last week when I visited the Casino in Avalon one of the things that fascinated me most was the artwork. At the entrance to the Casino are nine huge panels depicting an undersea world ruled by Regina del Mer (Queen... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Tinkerblue
Typepad was hacked a week or two ago. They suffered a disruption of service. It's supposedly all fixed now. Which does not explain why I cannot load photos into a post. Which mean's no posts until I can get it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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We visit Catalina Island once a week. Since I joined the ship we've been to Catalina 4 times, but yesterday was only the second time I was able to get off. A lot of crew don't get off here because... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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The layout of my cabin on Imagination is slightly different to my cabin on the Liberty. (1508, I think it was, can't believe I've forgotten already). I still have a bunk bed with a dodgy ladder, and yes, I'm on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I have no idea what day of the week it is, but I know which port it is. So my week becomes Long Beach, Catalina Island, Ensenada, Sea day, Long Beach, Sea Day, Ensenada, Long Beach. Taking a bath is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I say that with a hefty dose of sarcasm. In the last 9 weeks I've been on 12 commercial flights ranging from 1hr to 15 hrs. I've travelled in economy, business and first class. Of course the shortest flight were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Tinkerblue
Do you sleep onboard? No we are flown in and out by helicopter every day. Yes of course we sleep onboard. On my shipt there are three main decks for crew and staff cabins - A and B and 0.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Last week before I had my hair cut and the 7 months worth of grey roots coloured. Wasted 10 minutes looking for my name tag before I remembered I don't have to wear it. Not long after remembering I don't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Moho Chocolate was pretty much the only reason we got off the ship and took the world's longest tender ride to shore. Well that and an internet connection. Moho Chocolate is located right in the port compound - or it's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Victoria and I used to get off the ship in Roatan every other week specifically to buy this chocolate. It's sold from a small stall right in the port area, amongst the souvenirs and coffee. They import their cacao from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I love chocolate. Plain milk chocolate is my favourite. I have developed a liking for dark chocolate over the last year or two. White chocolate? Bleh. Don't like it at all. So of course I managed to find some locally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Way back when, September 18th to be exact Manny and David and I went to Castillo San Cristobal in San Juan. Almost 2 months later Victoria, Jorge and I went to visit it's partner Castillo San Felipe del Morro. We... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Tinkerblue
A friend recently asked me..."Where is home now?" That is the question of the moment. Right this very minute home is a tiny cabin on deck 1 of a big cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean. It's home... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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It's not often we get a full day in San Juan. Usually I'm port manning and can't get off the ship or we have a general boat drill and then we only have two-three hours. But about a month ago... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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Okay, okay so Paradise Point in St Thomas might be one of those tacky tourist traps, but we wanted to go anyway. I signed on to the ship July 18th and Paradise Point has been closed up until now. So... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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Hmmm this day didn't quite go as planned. Mariana, Victoria and I had signed up to do the excursion to Xunantunich, Mayan ruins close to the Guatemala border. But the weather had other plans for us. Rain had caused flooding... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2013 at Tinkerblue