Category Archives: Sabbatical 2011-2012

Aug 29-30, 2017, Tues-Wed, Floro – Rorvik

Some of the  Hurtigruten ships, such as ours, double as cruise lines and ferries along the Norwegian coast.  Throughout the day and night the ship stops to let travelers get on and off.  When there is enough time in port,  the … Continue reading

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May 15, 2016, Sun, Hong Kong

We wake up to a few clouds but no rain and it is surprisingly cool. Things heat up while we wait in line for the Victoria Peak Tram.   Claiming through the mid-levels the sun breaks through for clear but … Continue reading

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April 30, 2016, Sat, Mekong River

Koh Chen, silversmith village Udong Temple, Buddhist Meditation Center lunch on deck in flashing electrical storm. Cooking demonstration history presentation  

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April 20, 2016, Wed: Lizard Island

Paradise.  Wake up, coffee on the porch, brekkie, beach, pool.  

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April 19, 2016, Tues, Lizard Island

Early AM we fly off to Cairns.  It is there we catch a 50 minute flight to Lizard Island.  Jon sits up in the co-pilot seat chatting up the pilot on the way over.  We skip around a few cumulus … Continue reading

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April 9, 2016 Sat: Saffire Freycinet

A day to relax & enjoy the slow pace of the resort with no commitments – a massage doesn’t count. So a few notes on the news here.  Aussies seem genuinely interested in the upcoming election in the US.  There … Continue reading

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After Thoughts

It has been about 3 weeks since we returned from our South American sabbatical.  This has given us time to reflect on some of the things that we may not have captured in our daily observations.  So here are some … Continue reading

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Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil

Jan 13 – Fri. Our last day at the beach and our final day of sabbatical. We reenter the real world as we make our way back home flying from Florinopolis to Sao Paulo to Dulles to SFO. But first … Continue reading

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Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil

Jan 12 – Thur. This is the day in which we will have picture perfect beach weather. Get out the umbrellas and the fruit drinks since we are parked in our lounge chairs for the entire day. We do manage … Continue reading

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Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil

Jan 11 – Wed. It’s 10 am and we are starting to think about breakfast. Our day was a potpourri of weather patterns blowing in and out. It was raining and blowing so hard in the morning, one of the … Continue reading

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