The Living Journey


Exploring Wine Country in Cartagena, Spain

Because of its strategic location and safe harbor, Cartagena has been a major seaport throughout history, being occupied by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Moors, and Barbary Coast pirates. Today the population is about 220,000 and the city, along with the rest of Spain,

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Posted by Mary P.
June 27, 2018

A “Muy Caliente” Day in Cabo Frio, Brazil

Early in the morning, we weighed anchor and headed back in the direction of Rio de Janeiro to Cabo Frio, a resort community of about 200,000. This town is less than 100 miles from Rio and is a mecca for those who want to escape the big city for the beach.

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Posted by Mary P.
April 17, 2018

Back on the Ship in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

We had an uneventful but long journey to Rio. The time difference to California was 5 hours, now 4 since the US changed to Daylight Savings time. Not too challenging for jetlag, but still present.
We arrived and were shocked by the difference from our last visit in Rio two years ago. 

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Posted by Mary P.
March 21, 2018

At Sea to Vancouver, British Columbia

We spent a day and a half traveling from Port Townsend to Vancouver due to some local environmental duties – so we headed out the Strait of Juan De Fuca and into the Pacific. This was fine with us as it was a good chance to get caught up on the day to day responsibilities of life plus a little rest. 

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Posted by Mary P.
October 17, 2017

Exploring Local Culture in Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien (pronounced Who Lane) is located on the Eastern side of Taiwan and the largest city on this Pacific Coast. The population is about 275,000. The eastern side of the country is far more scenic than the western side.

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Posted by Mary P.
August 23, 2017

Laser Lights in Hong Kong

We arrived in Hong Kong on April 29, 2017. It’s a National Holiday weekend in Hong Kong so the city is super busy with Monday a Holiday making for a nice long weekend for the city’s inhabitants, but a really busy city.

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Posted by Mary P.
August 8, 2017

The World celebrates its inaugural visit to Wismar

We docked in Wismar about 9 am to a warm welcome from this community of around 45,000 people. Their fireboat saluted us with their water cannons shooting powerful streams of water in a traditional maritime salute.

Wismar retains much of its charm and many reminders of its days as a member of the Hanseatic League and over more than 250 years of Swedish control (1648-1903).

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Posted by Mary P.
July 20, 2016