Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Around the Neighborhood

Norwegian Pearl.

This week Tina Schell chose Around the Neighborhood as the theme for this week’s challenge. She writes, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we all felt as FDR suggested, that the whole world is one neighborhood? Unfortunately, I’m afraid we’re not quite there yet. This week though, let’s take a step forward and celebrate the neighborhood – your own, that of a friend or loved one, or simply a place you’ve visited that had a sense of community and made you feel welcome.”  You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Quest

quest-4Panama Canal Zone.

This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to share a quest. You can read her entire challenge post here. For me, one journey that I hoped to take led us to the Panama Canal. I don’t even know why that was an important goal for me. Continue reading

The Norwegian Pearl – North to Alaska

NCL Pearl-12

Our first experience with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) occurred in Hawaii on the Norwegian Wind. Though the Wind is no longer in NCL’s fleet, it was there that we learned about NCL’s brand of “Freestyle Cruising”. Our next NCL cruise checked off one of my bucket list travel destinations, the Panama Canal. Continue reading

The Norwegian Pearl – Our Home for a Fortnight

Miami, Florida (and points south)

For those who have never been cruising, living on a cruise ship is much like staying at an all-inclusive resort. Having written about all of our shore excursions, it’s time for me to give you a tour Continue reading

Crossing the Panama Canal

The Norwegian Pearl

The Norwegian Pearl – Our chariot through the Panama Canal.

Canal Zone, Panama

My wife, Lynn, and I have just returned from a Panama Canal cruise. Over the next few weeks, I will share some photos and stories from the trip. After departing from Miami, we visited Colombia, Costa Rica, and several ports in Mexico. Continue reading