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    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
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    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!



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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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