Category Archives: USA

Camano Island State Parks

Camano Island is a fairly large island in Washington State’s Island County, sitting between larger Whidbey Island and the mainland. It is close enough to the mainland that it is accessible by a bridge. It has a population of about … Continue reading

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Sailing Boston Harbor

The Liberty tall ships have been sailing Boston Harbor since 1993. Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star are schooners modeled after ships of the 19th century. They run daily sailings seasonally, retreating to the Bahamas in the winter. They were still … Continue reading

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Boston Aquarium

After we finished touring the Constitution at the end of our walk down the Freedom Trail in Boston we decided to look for the tall ship sailing harbor tour we’d seen when looking online for things to do in Boston. … Continue reading

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Camano Island

One of Washington State’s largest islands at nearly 40 square miles, Camano Island sits north of Seattle in the Possession Sound area of Puget Sound between Whidbey Island and the mainland. A bridge connects Camano Island, which is in Island … Continue reading

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Freedom Trail Revisited

On my first trip to Boston as a cruise embarkation port, I spent a couple nights there pre-cruise. That trip I sailed with a couple aunts and an uncle. We stayed at a hotel near the subway and used it … Continue reading

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The Fairy House

Some years back a miniature fairy house appeared in the woods on top of a stump alongside a trail through a park. Being one of the smaller horse trails it isn’t one of the most traveled trails there, but it … Continue reading

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Boarding a Cruise Ship in a Covid World

Boarding a cruise ship in a Covid world is nothing like the boarding process once was. First it starts with all the hoops you have to jump through before even arriving at the dock. Then there’s no more priority boarding … Continue reading

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Camano Island Airbnb

When looking for a place to book for a short getaway at a time when nobody knew when Covid vaccines would actually be available, somewhere at least somewhat isolated sounded a whole lot better than a visit to a city. … Continue reading

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The Pre-Cruise Covid Test

After having been shut down for a year or so due to covid, the cruise ship industry has to take precautions to prevent outbreaks on ships from shutting them down again. Because of this, the boarding process has gotten harder, … Continue reading

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Flying to Boston

After not having gone anywhere out of my home state since covid started, it was finally time to start traveling again. October brought the first cruise I had booked in a couple years that didn’t get cancelled, preceded by a … Continue reading

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