Our Panama Canal Cruise

One of the things on our bucket list was to take a cruise through the Panama Canal.  On Nov. 15 we did just that. It was a sixteen day cruise that left from Fort Lauderdale, traversed the Panama Canal, and ended up in Los Angeles. There were six ports-of-call along the way. Our ship was […]

Photo Gallery: Panama Canal Cruise

Here are some additional photos and videos of our cruise. The photo above is of the ship in port at Huatulco, Mexico. I’ll be adding separate posts for the canal transit and the ports-of-call later.                          

Perth’s Playground

Follow us on Facebook! Back in 1984, Perth businessman Dallas Dempster had a smart idea. Let’s get rid of this dump! Burswood Island, an island in the Swan River just a couple of kilometres from Perth’s city center, was the site of a large landfill. Dempster suggested to the Western Australian government that the site could […]

Photo Gallery: Dragonfly Festival

Here are some additional photos of the Dragonfly Festival. Since the Dragonfly Festival pics don’t show the lake, I’m starting with a photo from 2000 from a previous visit. Daughter Sarah and her cousins Shaun and Eric on Wabamun Lake in the summer of 2000. Front of the Dragonfly Festival event guide The town’s dragonfly […]

Airshow at Night

Follow us on Facebook! This year marked the 55th annual Abbotsford International Airshow. I first attended one shortly after I moved to B.C. in 1974 and have attended several times since then. When I was single we’d cram a bunch of us into a car and go together for a day. Later my wife and I […]

Captain Kent’s Last Cruise (and Our First)

Up until 2005 we had long thought a cruise would be a terrific vacation but we were under the impression that cruising was for rich people and we were hardly rich. And so we didn’t really consider it seriously. Our friends Chris and Sheila had been on a couple of cruises and they excitedly told […]

Photo Gallery: Hillarys Boat Harbour

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of Hillarys Boat Harbour. Above – Hillarys Boat Harbour seen from Sorrento Beach. Hillarys Boat Harbour Clothing stores to souvenir shops. There’s lots to keep you interested. The British Lolly Shop – everything for the sweet tooth! The Boardwalk beside the Breakwater. Many of the restaurants have […]

Hillarys Boat Harbour

Follow us on Facebook! There are a number of small harbours up and down the coast of the Greater Perth region. The largest, of course, is Fremantle which is a major port. The smaller ones mainly serve pleasure craft and a number of those are tourist destinations as well. That’s the case with Hillarys Boat Harbour, […]

Photo Gallery: The Dali Museum

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from our visit to the Dali Museum in 2009. The town square at Figueres, across the street from the railroad station. Yes, that’s a Spanish-English Dictionary Janis is holding. Many tents were set up as artisans and merchants displayed their wares for the May Day celebrations. The […]

Hello Dali!

Follow us on Facebook! “I want my museum to be like a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be a totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream.”  – Salvador Dali Figueres is the birthplace of noted surrealist painter […]