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Total Eclipse : A pictorial review of the Tradewinds Transatlantic crossing 2015

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WDW tomorrow and surf lessons for the grandsons in Typhoon Lagoon Tuesday morning @ 5 AM :eek: :):D

 

Good luck and have fun.:D

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Wow , you have Alaska in a couple of weeks ? We'll trade the Caribbean for Alaska ! Look for flash sales in hurricane season , sometimes low prices are very convincing ! WDW tomorrow and surf lessons for the grandsons in Typhoon Lagoon Tuesday morning @ 5 AM :eek: :):D

 

5AM surf lessons?! :eek: I knew they started those early, but I didn't know it was THAT early!

 

Have a great time at WDW with the grandsons. :cool:

 

We have become spoiled in our old age , love the warm , clear water .

 

Us, too! :D

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5AM surf lessons?! :eek: I knew they started those early, but I didn't know it was THAT early!

 

Have a great time at WDW with the grandsons. :cool:

 

 

 

Us, too! :D

 

You are in our thoughts and prayers for a successful and pain free surgery ! ;)

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After working up an appetite walking the beaches of Bermuda , our hearts , minds (and stomachs) turned toward our next meal . After all , we are seasoned cruisers . Chatting with some locals on the bus , we found a place that we wanted to try for lunch . The Spot has been around for 70 years , so they must be doing something right ! After exiting the bus downtown , we asked an older lady to help us find the Spot . She then went out of her way to walk us to where we were going . That was so nice ! :) It's kind of a nondescript place that we probably would have walked past if we were not looking for it .

 

 

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It's a diner like I fondly remember from my childhood , but no longer exists in the area where we live .

 

 

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We were here to try the national dish of Bermuda , fish chowder .

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_fish_chowder

 

 

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After lunch was delivered to our table , we were greeted by a man holding a bottle of Sherry Peppers Sauce to go with the chowder . The man was Ted Powell , who has owned the Spot since 1971 .

 

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I thought that I would need more than soup so I ordered a Cajun fish wrap .

 

 

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The wrap was very good , but the chowder was great ! And so was the Sherry Pepper Sauce !

 

 

 

Patty , hitting the sauce early !

 

 

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After trying the chowder - I wished that I had order it . I offered my opinion to Ted on how to become rich . Bottle the chowder as a hot sauce with different levels of heat . To me , a good hot sauce should be hot and spicy - but , more importantly , great flavor . And the chowder has great flavor . He modestly replied that his cook does a great job . But again , so does Ted and his staff !

Edited by scubacruiserx2

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That chowder looks wonderful....I always prefer the "red" chowder, am sure I would have loved it.

 

We stopped at a little restaurant on that first day in Bermuda too in a little village, had the most wonderful fish sandwiches on toasted raisin bread....there were 8 of us and we all kind of raised our eyebrows at the idea but we all ordered them and they were excellent!!! Now I want to go back and have some of that chowder!!!:D

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That chowder looks wonderful....I always prefer the "red" chowder, am sure I would have loved it.

 

We stopped at a little restaurant on that first day in Bermuda too in a little village, had the most wonderful fish sandwiches on toasted raisin bread....there were 8 of us and we all kind of raised our eyebrows at the idea but we all ordered them and they were excellent!!! Now I want to go back and have some of that chowder!!!:D

 

Sounds like a good reason to plan another TA ! We loved that we had an overnight in Bermuda , one of the main reasons that we chose it over the Silhouette . :) :D

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Sounds like a good reason to plan another TA ! We loved that we had an overnight in Bermuda , one of the main reasons that we chose it over the Silhouette . :) :D

 

The Caribbean cruises from Celebrity have all seemed to have gained overnighters as well, must be a new trend to allow passengers extra time in port.:D

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The Caribbean cruises from Celebrity have all seemed to have gained overnighters as well, must be a new trend to allow passengers extra time in port.:D

 

We hope the trend continues . :):D

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That chowder looks wonderful....I always prefer the "red" chowder, am sure I would have loved it.

 

We stopped at a little restaurant on that first day in Bermuda too in a little village, had the most wonderful fish sandwiches on toasted raisin bread....there were 8 of us and we all kind of raised our eyebrows at the idea but we all ordered them and they were excellent!!! Now I want to go back and have some of that chowder!!!:D

 

OMG those sandwiches were wonderful weren't they? My taste buds just went right back to Bermuda when my eyes read your post Jeanne. I really want some of that bread. I don't really like fish but I did have some Whole foods Clam chowder tonight...Love the stuff.

 

Denise

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After lunch we took a walk around the city . This is the birdcage where a Bobbie usually directs traffic .

 

 

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A park

 

 

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And at the town hall , where there was a Town Crier competition

 

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Video clip:

 

 

One of the Town Criers .

 

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We had hoped to ride the bus to the far tip at St. George's , but it stopped at a hotel .

 

 

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After waiting awhile we noticed that some storm clouds were gathering so we headed back to the Crystal Caves .

 

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Pat had wanted to go here so we began the descent

 

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The cave was beautiful and constantly dripped water

 

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We moved along a narrow walkway that required periodic ducking

 

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The guide shown his flashlight on the base of a pillar at the bottom of the crystal clear water . It's about 40' deep !

 

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Heres a video clip:

Edited by scubacruiserx2

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And at the town hall , where there was a Town Crier competition

 

One of the Town Criers .

 

 

Great pics, I hope there were lots of tissues to hand.

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After waiting awhile we noticed that some storm clouds were gathering so we headed back to the Crystal Caves .

 

The cave was beautiful and constantly dripped water

 

DSC02383_zpsyjlcsgft.jpg

 

 

We moved along a narrow walkway that required periodic ducking

 

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The guide shown his flashlight on the base of a pillar at the bottom of the crystal clear water . It's about 40' deep !

 

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The pics in the cave have come out spectacularly, great shots.:D

Edited by MicCanberra

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OKAY....now I KNOW we have to go back....I want to go the Crystal Caves too....:D

 

We wanted to stay longer on our first visit , so a return and a overnight was great ! :) :D

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After returning to the surface , we noted that it was still raining and headed for a bus stop to return to the city for a ferry ride back to the ship . The bus felt full with mostly tourists until we stopped at a local school . Video clip:

 

 

At the end of the video we could see this cricket player waiting for his ride home . We're surprised that the photo thru the window turned out

 

 

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The ferry terminal

 

 

 

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Front Street , Hamilton

 

 

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Leaving the terminal

 

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As we left Hamilton , we saw this beautiful American sailboat .

 

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And some amazing houses .

 

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After returning to the surface , we noted that it was still raining and headed for a bus stop to return to the city for a ferry ride back to the ship . The bus felt full with mostly tourists until we stopped at a local school . Video clip:

 

 

At the end of the video we could see this cricket player waiting for his ride home . We're surprised that the photo thru the window turned out

 

 

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The ferry terminal

 

 

 

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Front Street , Hamilton

 

 

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Leaving the terminal

 

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As we left Hamilton , we saw this beautiful American sailboat .

 

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And some amazing houses .

 

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Boy do I miss Bermuda, and you are not making it any better! LOL

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Boy do I miss Bermuda, and you are not making it any better! LOL

 

We miss it too and would love to see it again . Sometimes the photos are like a quick visit or a good memory . :) :D

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Yes photos are good memory joggers for us as well. We make photo books and put a select number into them from our travels (so we have hard copies), otherwise they get stored on a hard drive or on the PC and you never get to see them. The other reason is what do you do if the PC breaks down or technology moves on. Anyway, our books from the African trip have just come back and they look awesome, even if I do say myself.:D

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Yes photos are good memory joggers for us as well. We make photo books and put a select number into them from our travels (so we have hard copies), otherwise they get stored on a hard drive or on the PC and you never get to see them. The other reason is what do you do if the PC breaks down or technology moves on. Anyway, our books from the African trip have just come back and they look awesome, even if I do say myself.:D

 

We would love to see them . Who do you use and recommend ?

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This one looks like it has it's own moat .

 

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The Eclipse in the distance

 

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Looks like more rain

 

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The mighty Eclipse

 

 

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The ferry terminal in the Dockyard

 

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