Thursday, December 28, 2017

Jamaica & Costa Rica

Debbie and her new friend

Horseback riding in the ocean - Front end

Back end - Gord's horse

Caribbean Sea horseback riding

Enjoying the ride

Monday, December 25, 2017

Panama Canal

Entering the Panama Canal

First Lock

Tug guiding us 

Lock doors closing

Leaving the Canal in the infinity pool

A look at the last lock overlooking the pool

Exiting the Canal to the Pacific Ocean 

Debbie and the very large gingerbread houses
We had a great transit through the Panama Canal.  Humid is an understatement!!  Very interesting history lesson while going through the locks.  It was a light traffic day in the canal because of the holidays.  We entered it at 8am and completed the transit at 4:30pm.

Friday, December 22, 2017


We had a great flight to Miami and boarding the Viking Sun.  Day one was a sea day which allowed us to get settled in and check the ship out.  So far the Viking service has been wonderful.  Food and all the amenities are fantastic.

We anchored in Cienfuegos, Cuba and toured for two days.  One of the days was a trip to Havana.  What would a trip to Havana be without a ride in a 1951 Chevy??? 

Our new (sort of) 1951 Chevy

Debbie liked the pink one the best

Our lunch time entertainment

Kayaking in Cienfuegos Bay

Leaving Cuba
Now it's onto Jamaica and Costa Rica.

Monday, December 11, 2017

New Adventures

Bellaluna sold last year and is being enjoyed by a nice couple from Arizona.

Debbie and I are embarking on new and exciting adventures.

On Friday we will depart for a 142 day world cruise aboard the Viking Sun.  This Cruise will take us from Miami through the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, The Asias, India, Red Sea,  Mediterranean, and finally dock in London, England.  We will fly home from London on May 5, 2018.  Below is a map of our route.

Stay tuned for our adventures in the coming months.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The HoneyMooners in the Bahamas

Debbie and I had the fun of hosting Dave & Nancy for two weeks in Grand Bahama.  We had tons of fun kayaking, swimming, beach walks and runs, snorkelling, sailing and much more.

off to the beach 
Nancy going up the mast
That's high enough

Dave on his way up

The view from the top

dingy ride to the beach


out for a sail

The HoneyMooners

Checking out the caves

Gold Rock beach

Beach walking at Gold Rock

Cracked conch at Bishop's on the beach.  Yummy

Mom & David's visit

Found this unpublished blog from last year.  Great visit with my Mom and brother.

Debbie and I moored Bellaluna in Marsh Harbour and went home for Christmas and New Years.  My Mother and brother David returned to the Bahamas with us on January 10th.  We then spent the next three and a half weeks sailing the Abacos, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama areas.

Mom's favourite reading spot on the boat

HopeTown Lighthouse

Hope Town anchorage

View from the top of the lighthouse

View of anchorage from the top of the lighthouse

Sailing to Spanish Wells

Relaxing poolside Lucaya, Grand Bahama