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Mickey Richaud
06-28-2016, 04:45 PM
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Moderators can't play!

More pics later...

donbmw
06-28-2016, 05:03 PM
Looks like you are on a cruise.

AngliaGT
06-28-2016, 05:04 PM
As you can plainly sea.....

Basil
06-28-2016, 05:05 PM
Inna rubber raft drifting somewhere between Cape Hatteras and the Canary Islands?

Mickey Richaud
06-28-2016, 05:07 PM
Inna rubber raft drifting somewhere between Cape Hatteras and the Canary Islands?

Uh-uh, Boss - can't play!

Gliderman8
06-28-2016, 05:35 PM
Ona raft looking west.

JPSmit
06-28-2016, 06:29 PM
Uh-uh, Boss - can't play!

i guess I can't play either. On account O having a hint. But I will say that while I know, getting to that place, Mickey & I passed like two ships in the night. :grin:

Mickey Richaud
06-30-2016, 02:33 PM
Most recent:

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pdplot
06-30-2016, 05:19 PM
Scotland? England?

Silverghost
06-30-2016, 11:04 PM
I'm not sure but I think I saw Jack Sparrow in one of the pictures....... :)

DrEntropy
07-01-2016, 10:59 AM
I know where you're not. Too many BIG hills.

pa297pass
07-01-2016, 12:21 PM
Island of Sodor?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodor_(fictional_island)


Matt

Basil
07-01-2016, 12:47 PM
This reminds me of an old PC game we had (for the kids, cough cough).

https://www.amazon.com/Where-World-Carmen-Sandiego-PC/dp/B000SQKC4A

Mickey Richaud
07-01-2016, 02:40 PM
Latest hint (different location than earlier):

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Boink
07-01-2016, 02:53 PM
I recognize this bridge view as from Copenhagen (with the palace in the background?).

Mickey Richaud
07-01-2016, 03:03 PM
I recognize this bridge view as from Copenhagen (with the palace in the background?).

Bingo!

This was today's port of call. We're on a cruise with Jeff and Jan Zorn, of Little British Car Co., and 60+ others. Arrived in London last week; departed Southampton and previous stop was Oslo. On to Tallin, Estonia; followed by St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki; and Bruges, Belgium. Back to London for a couple days, then on to Evesham in the Cotswolds for a few days to visit John Macartney. You may remember he was the one who traveled across the US in a TR Stag a few years ago to raise money for PTSD studies. He stayed with us a couple days when he went through Tennessee.

We've traveled a bit, but never done a cruise before. This is one BIG ship!

Will try to post more pictures as we go. However, internet is really slow, and loading these things on to Photobucket takes forever; will have to wait 'til we get home to get them all in one place. The ones I've posted here were direct from the camera card.

Mickey Richaud
07-01-2016, 03:10 PM
Ski jump in Oslo. Fog and rain blocked the view of the top of it!

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Boink
07-01-2016, 03:12 PM
My wife and I have always avoided cruises, but we do hear good things. We're going to do our first this September: starting in Quebec City and then up the St. Lawrence (PEI and such) then out to see and around New England ending in New York. Not a huge ship.
We were in Bergen (Norway) last July and I noticed that it's a popular place for cruise ships to stop as well. Always thought I'd like to do one that went into St. Petersburg. Did you see the Hermitage?

Boink
07-01-2016, 03:15 PM
Ski jump in Oslo. Fog and rain blocked the view of the top of it!

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Your post came in before I got to comment. We saw that ski-jump in Oslo last year. Amazing. You can even see it from the downtown area. Oslo is a spectacular city; we were there for a few days and it was sunny and warm, but just about the time we thought "hey, we should move here" we were told that there are about 20 such nice days per year! LOL

Mickey Richaud
07-01-2016, 03:15 PM
Did you see the Hermitage?

Andrew Jackson's home? Sure, it's just down the road from us in Nashville - been there several times! :jester:

No, we don't get to St. Petersburg for another couple days. I believe it's on the tour.

Mickey Richaud
07-01-2016, 03:17 PM
Your post came in before I got to comment. We saw that ski-jump in Oslo last year. Amazing. You can even see it from the downtown area. Oslo is a spectacular city; we were there for a few days and it was sunny and warm, but just about the time we thought "hey, we should move here" we were told that there are about 20 such nice days per year! LOL

The sun came out just as we got back to the ship. Of course.

Boink
07-01-2016, 03:21 PM
Andrew Jackson's home? Sure, it's just down the road from us in Nashville - been there several times! :jester:

No, we don't get to St. Petersburg for another couple days. I believe it's on the tour.

Hehehe... well, Nashville will be difficult on the cruise. Still, St. Petersburg should be great.

Mickey Richaud
07-03-2016, 02:11 PM
Having a tough time loading pictures, but will try again here. We were in Tallin, Estonia today. Those of you who use Skype may be interested to know that it was developed there. And I'm told there's free Wi-Fi throughout the city!

On our way to St. Petersburg for two days, then on to Helsinki, and then Bruges, Belgium before heading back to England.

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Had another picture I wanted to post, but the connection onboard is agonizingly slow for loading pictures. Oh well, as you can see from this one shot, the old town is very picturesque. Red roofs everywhere, and many of the buildings date back to the 13th and 14th centuries.

Basil
07-03-2016, 02:25 PM
If you are able, try making copy on your computer and resize to about 800 wide. That might make easier to upload.

Mickey Richaud
07-03-2016, 10:56 PM
May try that next time. Or resize the pictures when taken.

Getting ready for breakfast, then ashore to St. Petersburg for the day.

View from our room's balcony right now:

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Basil
07-03-2016, 11:35 PM
Nice! Looking forward to more pics.

Mickey Richaud
07-04-2016, 12:12 AM
Just to prove we're here, a shot of Janet (and my bald head just behind her - and, yes Doug, she does exist!) The guy in the yellow jacket is our tour guide - very well-read young man.

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AngliaGT
07-05-2016, 01:01 AM
That doesn't look like Florida to me.




May try that next time. Or resize the pictures when taken.

Getting ready for breakfast, then ashore to St. Petersburg for the day.

View from our room's balcony right now:

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sail
07-05-2016, 08:27 AM
Sounds like a great holiday. Enjoy!

Mickey Richaud
07-05-2016, 10:13 AM
Just got back onboard. The weather in St. Petersburg is dismal. Been raining all day today, and the temperature didn't get out of the fifties; yesterday wasn't much better. We were supposed to have a ride on a hydrofoil today, but the wind was too high. Saw the Hermitage, several palaces, more art work than imaginable, and more rude tourists than I ever expected. The crowds have been large, with lots of pushing, shoving, and cutting lines. The subway in St. Petersburg is pretty amazing. Deepest part is said to be 102 meters under the city. We went to the station that was "only" 60 meters down!

And there's no question that the sights are fantastic. Just wish the weather had been better. However, we did have borscht and stroganoff for lunch yesterday; beef and chicken pie and cherry pie today. All with the all-important shot or two of vodka!

Ship's getting ready to leave for overnight run to Helsinki. Will see about posting a couple of pictures later.

Mickey Richaud
07-05-2016, 01:34 PM
We're still at the dock in St. Petersburg. Captain just came on the intercom and told us that winds are gusting up to 46 mph, so we're going to wait until it calms a bit before leaving. However, forecast calls for increasing winds! Picture I took as we were boarding a few hours ago:

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And this was lunch today:

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St. Petersburg has 500 palaces; here's one of them:

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Basil
07-05-2016, 02:00 PM
Yikes! That looks nasty! Is your ship as big as the one seen passing in your first pic?

Mickey Richaud
07-05-2016, 02:14 PM
Big ship. 1021' length; 157' beam.

Overview:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Navigator_of_the_Seas

Basil
07-05-2016, 03:26 PM
Big ship. 1021' length; 157' beam.

Overview:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Navigator_of_the_Seas

Makes Titanic look like a tug boat!

Mickey Richaud
07-06-2016, 12:45 AM
Makes Titanic look like a tug boat!

This one isn't the largest of their fleet; there's a new one, Harmony of the Seas, that's supposed to be the world's largest at 1188' - that's almost four football fields!

7:45am and we're still docked. Winds are still pretty high, judging from the whitecaps. Haven't heard when we're due to leave, but the captain did say last night that we won't be stopping at the last port, Bruges, Belgium, because of the delay.

NutmegCT
07-06-2016, 06:38 AM
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7:45am and we're still docked. Winds are still pretty high, judging from the whitecaps. Haven't heard when we're due to leave, but the captain did say last night that we won't be stopping at the last port, Bruges, Belgium, because of the delay.

More time for the casinos and restaurants!

Seriously, better to ride out the winds in port, than ride them out at a 30 degree angle, while leaning over the rails ...

Envious of your trip!
Tom M.

Darwin
07-10-2016, 11:05 PM
Capacity of 5000 with guests and crew. A city on the sea. You have probably gotten to know them all. Is there room to bring the LBC along?

Basil
07-10-2016, 11:41 PM
Capacity of 5000 with guests and crew. A city on the sea. You have probably gotten to know them all. Is there room to bring the LBC along?

Hey Darwin, where you been hiding?

Darwin
07-12-2016, 12:50 AM
Not hiding, Just took some time to get life's kicks in the teeth sorted out. Starting to get back in the swing again.

Basil
07-12-2016, 11:31 AM
Not hiding, Just took some time to get life's kicks in the teeth sorted out. Starting to get back in the swing again.

I can relate to kicks in the teeth - had my share recently.

Back to the topic - a little birdie tells me Mickey has been getting a lot of rain on his trip. Yuck! Tell it, Mickey!

Mickey Richaud
07-12-2016, 02:24 PM
Back to the topic - a little birdie tells me Mickey has been getting a lot of rain on his trip. Yuck! Tell it, Mickey!

Yep - just about all of our stops have ~enjoyed~ rain. Currently we're in London and it stopped raining a while ago. We did manage to go to Buckingham Palace; the queen says "Hey" to all. Saw the changing of the guard, but it was quite crowded; hard to see much of it. And the "Tube" is a wonderful public transport resource.

Hopefully, tomorrow we head to Brooklands; really looking forward to that. And then we go to the Cotswolds to visit John Macartney for a couple days.

I've taken more pictures, but when onboard the cruise ship the internet was really awful, so I didn't bother to post. And most of what I've taken here in London have been shots that most have already seen, so haven't bothered to post. Will get some shots at Brooklands and post those, if we do go. And anything else that seems worthy of posting.

On the British car front, there haven't been too many sightings of interest - too many late model compacts and SUV's; looks painfully familiar to the streets in the states, though there are some interesting variants here and there. Lots of Skodas, Vauxhalls, and Citroens. Janet has become quite taken with London taxis; good thing we don't have any more room in the garage!

catfood
07-13-2016, 03:22 AM
Afraid we're still waiting for summer to arrive in the UK. Its been rain, rain, rain for months. Not particularly heavy, just enough to make it miserable! As I look out of the office window now the sun is shining but the weather man said more rain on its way later today!

Mickey Richaud
07-17-2016, 02:13 AM
Met Steve (catfood) and wife Helen last evening for drinks and supper. Had a great chat and it's always wonderful meeting online acquaintances in person. I believe we may have solved a few world problems in our discussions as well!

We're still in Evesham, in the Cotswolds. Gorgeous countryside! Heading to London after church with John Macartney later today. After a night in London, it's back on the plane for home. It's been a great trip, though we do wish the weather'd been a bit more agreeable. But we're looking forward to seeing the kids and getting back to routine.

Again, will try to post a few pictures when we get back.

Mickey

Basil
07-17-2016, 02:23 PM
Sounds like a great time! Look forward to seeing some pictures.

catfood
07-17-2016, 05:06 PM
You've got great timing Mickey. Looks like we are heading for a week of good weather.

It was good to meet you and put the world to rights.

And thanks to you Basil for making it possible through the forum.

Steve
07-17-2016, 10:53 PM
Looks like you're enjoying your trip. I'm really rather jealous.

Basil
07-18-2016, 02:21 PM
You've got great timing Mickey. Looks like we are heading for a week of good weather.

It was good to meet you and put the world to rights.

And thanks to you Basil for making it possible through the forum.

It's always nice to hear of forum member who get to meet in real life.

Mickey Richaud
07-20-2016, 10:00 AM
It's always nice to hear of forum member who get to meet in real life.

Yep - here's a picture of Steve ("Catfood"), Helen, Janet and me after depleting some of the bar's stock:

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Basil
07-20-2016, 10:05 AM
Very cool, Mickey. Look forward to seeing more pics.
BTW, Steve looks quite distinguished with that goatee :cool-new:

catfood
07-20-2016, 10:28 AM
I asked for anonymity! :excitement:

PAUL161
07-20-2016, 10:37 AM
Mickey, It sure seems like you and the wife had a great time. My congratulations. Might be a little jealousy in this message, but hopefully you'll overlook that. :jester: PJ

Mickey Richaud
07-20-2016, 01:48 PM
It was a great experience, even with all the rain and wind. But we're really glad to be home!

Boink
07-20-2016, 02:55 PM
It was a great experience, even with all the rain and wind. But we're really glad to be home!

Always good to return home... ready for one's own bed and routine (even after a terrific trip). :o