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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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The Gem in Nassau

Our week’s R & R was well spent on the NCL “Gem”, round-trip to Nassau from New York. We have taken this trip many times but this time was the first that I did not spend much time in the sea at Stirrup island–It was too cold! And, sadly, the island is being turned into a resort. There are now three developed beaches and most of the island is fenced off for building construction. However, relaxing with a book or two from the “Gem’s” excellent library (open 24 Hours) was all that I needed. Ethel was glued to the Blackjack tables and met many good buddies.

City lights as the "Gem" slowly made its way down the river

West side highway

The ship's pool lights wave to the passing city

The painted Lady

Ship abandoned!

Anchored at Stirrup Island

Ethel testing the waters

Sea nymph

Dragon's head


Spikey tail

Nassau pastels

"Gem's" sister ship "Sky" under heavy clouds

Bluetooth Tug

Hotel 'Atlantis' in the distance


4 Responses

  1. Loved the New York pictues. Hope Ethel paid for the trip at the Blackjack table. She must know how to count cards.
    John and Ann

    • John and Ann. Ethel did, in fact, come away slightly on the up side. She was not very specific, but she was smiling a lot. Ben and Ethel

  2. Beautiful photos. Especially like the Sea Nymph!

    • Valerie. She just shot up out of the water to surprise us all! Most sea nymphs have flowing blonde hair but this one doesn’t even get hers wet!

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