I was born in Bermuda, and lived there for the first 12 years of my life. There is an old expression that “You can take the boy away from the farm, but you cannot take the farm away from the boy”. The same adage applies to people born and who have lived around the ocean. The draw to be near the ocean is strong.

A sea port is a very lively place to be. There are boats coming and going at all times. Fishing, work, and sail boats are constantly on the move. Ocean liners come to call. It is a very live environment, and i love it. The sea is not like a lake. The sea has tides, ocean swells all of which are missing on a lake.

Incidentally, the ocean smell that so many people admire owes its existence more to the decaying sea vegetation than to the sea, but I love that too.


“Far away places with strange sounding names……. “ These are the words of the start of a song that goes a long way back. The words were sung by the likes of Bing Crosby, and Dean Martin. Aruba, Antigua, St. Martin, and so on, were all stops on our cruise. I thought that you might like to take a look at some of the web pages they offer, click on the links to go to  the sites.

ARUBA: Aruba

CURACAO: Curacao

BONAIRE: Bonaire

ST. LUCIA: St. Lucia


ANTIGUA: Antigua

ST, KITTS: St. Kitts

ST. MARTIN: St. Martin

All these links are informative, and make for fun reading, and might just get you onto a cruise ship for a great vacation. I hope you have enjoyed this series of blogs. I have enjoyed putting them together. Happy sailing!

Ross Smile


About techmech

Older type, enjoys computer, cruising, photography, fishing, travel, good food and movies

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