My first child was overdue, and a c-section. her conception was an act of joy, a miracle that combined two sets of genes in love. Once conceived she grew on her own. All I needed to do was eat. My first book a mixture of events written on many pages did not write itself, in … Continue reading Women’s Writing Retreat at The Clearing Am I Pregnant Again?
Harvesting and cooking with a Bunya nut.
Beacon Rock The greatest honor is for a friend to share their home with me. The greatest gift is when they share their favorite place. Today my dear friend took me on her favorite hike here near Portland Oregon. It is winter here raining and snowing at higher elevations. She said "You have to climb … Continue reading Friends at Beacon Rock
People asked me how could you be confined to a boat for 22 days. Don't you get stir crazy? Don’t you get bored? First of all I’ve never been actually bored sailing even in a 25 foot sailboat. It was a state of meditation, at one with the waves, the wind and the clouds. How … Continue reading Cruising Never Bored
After we left Bora, Bora, we sailed to Papeete a modern city with a port. We docked at the port for the day. We spent the morning walking around the city and took a tour called Snapshots of Tahiti in the afternoon. Again it was warm and humid. We were the only cruise ship in … Continue reading Papeete, French Polynesia
Bora Bora in French Polynesia I was very excited as we pulled into port after another four days at sea. We were going to be the only cruise ship docked there and we had to ride in a tender to get to shore. We assembled in the Queens room to get our … Continue reading Bora Bora
Historic postcard Cruisers being greeted in Honolulu in the early 20th century After four days at sea we arrived in Honolulu. It has changed yet remains the same since my mother came here on the Makura in 1923. One can compare her ship the Markura to the Cunard Queen Elizabeth: Due to the 1,000 … Continue reading First Stop Honolulu
I’d been sailing, for days at a time on the Great Lakes and in the Whitsunday Islands, the hard way. I’d never been part of a traveling city party. My brother said, “You will like cruising, it will be wonderful.” But I wasn’t sure, sitting around all day eating, socializing did not seem to be … Continue reading Cruising, Eating, Eating, Eating
The internet on board is terrible. I will update and post the pictures that go with this when I get to Australia. We left out Hotel at 12:00 noon and called an Xuber big enough to hold our luggage. I struggled to get my three bags rolled down the hall to the elevator. Our driver … Continue reading Cunard Queen Elizabeth
Seeing Trees Smelling Trees In Trees Of Trees One with Trees Being Trees This time we arranged the tour the night before online through GuideYou.com and called the next morning to double check they were really going to pick us up at the hotel. They came right on time. The trip was 45 minutes a … Continue reading Muir Woods National Monument