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    Melbourne, FL
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    Viking Ocean / River
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    days at sea

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  1. if you have the UBER app, you can put in any trip and get the 'now' price ... don't cost nothing 'til you 'comfirm' the ride ... right now MCO to PC terminal one, $56.44 UBERX, XL $79.15 MCO to Cocoa Beach Pier $58.50 X, $82.16 XL
  2. if you have/know marinetraffic.com ... take a look between Key West and Havana ... all the cruise ships that had been loitering/anchoring in the Freeport to Stirup Cay plus Miami and Canaveral areas boogied that direction to avoid the storm and now they are heading back. It is a cruise ship parade!!!!!
  3. MS Monarch’s beaching in Aliaga, Turkey. the 1991-built MS Monarch has arrived at a Turkish shipbreaking yard for dismantling.
  4. https://www.snorkeling-report.com/destination/snorkeling-bonaire/
  5. You need to drive over to Miami Beach to see the beautiful beaches Miami Dade County have to offer. Key Biscayne is an option .....
  6. I got certified in 85. Went on only 2 dives after that. SO MUCH has changed .... you should start over .... LIKE: most places are going to give you a computer on rental gear ...... know how to read it?
  7. take your stuff .. roll the dice ..... I've experienced the courts outside of the US ... as an arresting officer and/or witness (USCG often works as an agent of the flag state of the vessel) ..... Wanna go to court out of the US for a drug issue? Have a nice day! You might get lucky ..... and you might be screwed. In my first experience I went to a Bahama trial (arresting officer) .... the 'defendants' spoke only spanish ... they met their court appointed defense lawyer in the courtroom ... who did not speak spanish. The judge did not think this was a problem and the trial continued ...
  8. https://www.diversdirect.com/p/tusa-liberator-prescription-mask Dive or snorkel with clarity for prescription lens users with this high quality corrective lens mask. Simply choose your mask color preference, and the diopter lens that matches your prescription for the left and right eye to start viewing the underwater world in the highest clarity. TUSA Liberator prescription lens mask makes scuba diving or snorkeling the reef easier than trying to wear contacts underwater for prescription lens users. View the underwater world below without worrying about losing a contact, or not seeing clearly because you can't wear your glasses. This prescription mask combo is available in several color options, and a variety of dioptic lens values to match your prescription. Choose a right and left diopter lens, and we'll send you the TUSA Liberator Mask fully assembled and ready for use on the reef! and add: https://www.divers-supply.com/trident-aqua-optics-mask-magnifier-kit.html Trident Aqua Optics Dive Mask MagnifiersInstant magnification for your scuba mask! Features Optical Quality Glass, 5 different Prescription Strengths, Sold in Pairs and Easy Installation. "I love this mask. I was able to get my prescription (simple spherical, but for far sighted) and I was able to add the little stick on Trident lens to read gauges etc. up close. This combination really improves the scuba experience. The mask functions perfectly with the lenses." *************** BUT as I mentioned earlier ... the risk is that this mask may not be a great fit for your face .... and it gets a lil $$ for a one time thing . . .
  9. Like I said about the government not caring about fuel efficiency well, I thought of it as the ship equivalent to a fighter jet's after burner. Yes it sucks fuel like heck ... but it isn't for 'everyday use' NOR would you put it on a 727 or a Cessna .... OR should we design a battle tank that gets 40 MPG? Abrams gets less than 2 mpg (on a turbine btw) OR if your ship was in need of assist and help was available from 2 ships (no helo) ONE was a CG WMEC 210 which can hit 20 knots on a good day OTHER was a CG 378 which can hit 30 ... only ONE will respond ..... PICK . . . would you care about their fuel burn numbers???? ******************* when I was a CG Cutter CO, fuel burn WAS a factor in our evaluations. But not simple miles versus gallons (tons) .... when you were 'tasked', fuel conservation went out the window. The question became 'do you have a way to get there with the fuel you have and how fast is that?' .... SOMETIMES the orders came in SPECIFICALLY saying to use turbines ... they saw urgency and eliminated any question from MY mind. In other words, when you call 911, do you want the police to worry about their MPG during the response?
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_diesel_or_gas Combined marine propulsion CODOG CODAG CODLAG CODAD COSAG COGOG COGAG COGAS CONAS IEP or IFEP
  11. the tower ain't much ... I'd be surprised if you stayed 30 minutes .... you can use binoc' to look at Space Center with the height of the viewing platform but how long is THAT amusing? (building it was a huge waste of $$ IMO, if you couldn't guess) If visiting via OASIS then you will be a Terminal One and the Tower is about 1/3 mile ... this picture shows the route to National Car Rental, the Tower is a lil closer. SOMETIMES there is a guy running a golf cart shuttle around the area but dunno what the deal is .....
  12. when things return to normal this place should be clean ... it's brand new ... sits right behind (north of) the HomeWood suites at the port which is just a couple of years old itself .... I took this picture a couple of weeks ago when a post asked about these new spots .... Hampton Inn on one side and Home2 Suites the other in a "V"; they share a pool area in the middle.
  13. visit a dive shop .... most can order a prescription mask ... I'd never just order a mask on line. A mask is very 'fit' specific. A mask that leaks is no good .... so go to a dive shop and find a mask that fits THEN investigate options for prescription lens.
  14. a battle group drags an oiler (or the carrier serves as such) and underway refueling is every third day ... normal operations .... normal UNREP speed is over 20 knots! When deployed with a BG a WHEC was on birds nearly all the time just to keep up . . .
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