We purchased a tow tube thing for the boat some many many months ago. It was only over the break that we got a chance to use it for the first time. It’s safe to say it is now water tested.
Pictures below mark this occasion.
Just got back today from a cruise on Carnival Spirit. We went for 8 days and it was good cruise. Had a good time, got to relax a bit and see a few ports I’ve seen before. Will be posting more pictures from the trip in the coming week, however below is a quick tease.
Captured this one from Noumea, where the Spirit docked in the Freight Terminal, as it cannot fit into the Passenger Terminal.
I’ve parsed the photo via a filter to give the picture a miniature look.
My wife surprised me with a 2 night sampler cruise on Royal Caribbean Voyager of the seas.
We had a wonderful time without the kids, and my mother took the kids while we were gone, so that was good too.
Below is some pictures from the trip;
In addition, if you’d like to see some of the daily planners from the trip you can access them from below, as I brought them home and scanned them so others could see.
Along with some other documents we got on board.
Portofino Menu (07 Nov 2013) – Specialty Restaurant onboard
Voyager of the seas – As you arrive (07 Nov 2013) – Map
The ship is to have a refit on its way back to the US for next season, so when it comes back to Australia next year it will have only had one season in the US post the refit. I’d hope they put some Australian power points, as from the pictures you will see that our room had 2 x US based ones, which is not a big deal, just take a converter and ensure you only use power bricks that do dual voltage (most modern stuff does). If you forgot, you can loan one from room stewards as request, although don’t forget to return it as it will incur a charge.
Have fallen a bit behind in the posting of pictures, however today is day 5 and I do have time to post a couple of pictures from today.
While we have been only in Port Stephens for a day so far we have managed to take a few pictures and do a few things.
This is not the first time we have been here, in fact we came here 2 years ago and stayed in the same place.
We are booked on another cruise in 2014 with Carnival and thought this time we might try the Steakhouse, since both our kids will be able to attend kids club.
We didn’t know what was on the menu, so with the help of someone who recently went on a cruise who captured a copy of the menu at the time, we’ve been able to see what possible items might be on the menu when it comes around. Thanks to Phill Sutton for providing the pdf scans.
If you’d like to see it also, you can download/view it by clicking on the PDF image below;
Just got back from holidays. We spent a week in Victoria, actually Rosebud to be exact.
Had a wonderful time, will post pictures in the next few days, need to sort out a large number of tasks around the house. Namely wash the car, clean it inside. Will also need to mow the lawn and get a few other things done first.
It’s good to be home and have some decent internet connectivity again. Certainly do miss the ability to do the odd reading of news feeds etc.
While on holidays in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD. My wife and I booked a Jetski Safari, as a company got recommended to us. So we booked it and went along. It was no surprise that it was loads of fun too. Below is photo captured by the tour operator for which we purchased, which shows just how much fun we had.
Arrived home from holidays to find my Apple Time Capsule which was purchased in April 08 to be dead. It has no functional L.E.D.S.
Not impressed at all, as the didn’t last long. It was purchased with 2 machines that both had extended warranty, so my theory is it too should be covered, as Apple Displays purchased with machines that have extended warranty is typically covered.
Will soon find out, once I call Apple Australia tomorrow. If the unit is NOT replaced, then I won’t be replacing it. As I am not impressed that the next one would last outside an 18 month period.
EDIT: I am told it’s not covered. So a $700 item purchased in Apr 2008 has died outside of the 12 months warranty. Not impressed. Won’t be buying another.
The lack of updates in recent weeks was due to holidays, my wife and I did a 16 night cruise out of Sydney and it concluded today.
We arrived back in Sydney around 7am today, we then got home about 10:30am or so.
I’ll be doing a few back dated blog posts, so that more information can be posted about various destinations we visited, along with pictures.