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More anniversary pictures

May 14 – Vow renewal Here are the pictures that Robert took of our ceremony. And these are from Rhoda: and of our dinner on  May 17

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Haifa, Israel

May 17, 2017 Our second day in the port of Haifa, we chose to enjoy the city.  Our primary destination was the Baha’i Gardens and Shrine which was closed for yearly cleaning on our visit last year –  to our … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv, Israel

May 16 2017 Well here it is – our real 35th anniversary.  We had our vow renewal on the 14th  as it had to be on a sea day for the Captain, and we will celebrate again on the 17th … Continue reading

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Aqaba, Jordan

May 11, 2017 Last night, Graham Denison, our artist, held his last cocktail party and he unveiled his latest painting. the Taj Mahal.  He does all of his painting with a pallet knife and they are amazing. Our Captain Maroje … Continue reading

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At sea and out of the pirate zone

May 9 and 10, 2017 On May 9 we sailed into the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden and so our pirate zone precautions were ended and our Navy Seals returned to being guests instead of security. I was … Continue reading

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At sea in the pirate zone

May 7 and 8, 2017 We started our day on Sunday with another Around the World coffee. This time our chef, Farid, prepared mostly German specialty pastries including amazing jelly doughnuts. Delicious! Now that we have had our pirate drill, … Continue reading

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Salalah, Oman

May 6, 2017 Unlike Muscat, Salalah faces the Arabian Sea.  The other side of the city faces the Dhofar Mountains.  It is the capital city of the Dhofar region and the largest port in Oman.  Oman has about 3 million … Continue reading

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Muscat, Oman

May 4, 2017 As we sailed into Muscat today, we saw that the rocky landscape looks much like Fujairah.  One difference you see are the Al Jalali and the Al Mirani forts.  They were designed and built to protect Muscat … Continue reading

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Fujairah, UAE

May 3, 2017 This is another port we visited on our last trip and we did the same thing we did last time… we went on the shuttle to the mall.  Only this time our shuttle bus was stopped by … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi, UAE

May 2, 2017 As I mentioned in the previous blog post from Dubai, because of the cleansing of the ship, we were offered a complimentary tour here.  Last time we were here we did the desert safari, so this time … Continue reading

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