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Nassau Into the Harbor

Shots coming into the harbor at Nassau. It was a hazy day with rain showers so long distance visibility was not good. I think many of these shots came out well in any case and I snapped a few things I had not noticed on previous visits. More to come from after we tied up at the pier. Keep in mind, these are relatively unfiltered ‘interesting’ shots so there is a bit of duplication along the way…

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Early morning before Nassau

The beginning of the day on the Dream headed in to Nassau. I’ve not spent time weeding these down so there is some redundancy. I processed shots that caught my eye in lightroom as I went.

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First day of our cruise…

Here’s a selection of shots from the first day of our cruise this year. Drippy day all through…cleared up a bit in the middle but not good shooting conditions so I have fewer sail away shots than I’d usually have…

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Cruise – The view from the slip

Once we got on board I took my long lens to the upper deck and snapped whatever caught my attention. This gallery contains shots of the landscape. I’ll have another with the pelicans and birds  next. It seems that the pelicans have migrated down to the docks from the beach since our last cruise out of canaveral a couple of years ago.

Disney Cruise…Shots of the Fantasy Coming In


We headed over to Cocoa Beach a few days ahead of our cruise and had a couple of wonderfully relaxing days at the Inn at Cocoa Beach. It was a much nicer place than we’d used before for our transition days between Disney park and Disney cruise. On the first full day in Cocoa Beach we saw the Disney Fantasy pull in from its dry dock time. Here are a few shots I got with my long lens.

Starting through the vacation pictures

This is our first weekend home again after vacation. I think we’re almost caught up on sleep and feeling human again 🙂 I’ve got most of the pictures from vacation together in one lightroom archive and ready to work on. Loads of pictures to be worked through but I’ll start posting here as I make progress…I expect quite a few postings over time.

Waiting for ‘Keys to the Kingdom’ to start and taking pictures…

This was a somewhat different photographic vacation from previous trips. I picked up a 100mm-400mm lens for my SLR last winter and wanted to give it a spin. This resulted in many more cell phone and small camera pictures (for anything that needed a wide angle) and lots of long and tight shots with the SLR as swapping out that monster for something wider was a bit of a hassle. Overall I think it worked out pretty well but only the final results will tell the tale.

The Disney Fantasy Approaching Port Canaveral


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Home again and settling in

We flew back from Orlando Monday evening. The flight was already scheduled to be late (9:20 out of Orlando to about Midnight here) and got bumped and bumped. They started telling us there’d be a short delay and by the time we were done, the flight headed out after 11 PM and we finally got in after 3 AM.

Lorna had picked up something that seems like strep throat at the end of the cruise and by the flight home she was pretty unhappy. I had started to feel some soreness in my throat as well. With the late hour and throat problems we’ve both been a bit frazzled for the balance of the week. Lorna gave it a couple of days and yesterday she set up a doctor’s appointment.

I worked Tuesday and Wednesday but by this morning my throat was getting worse as well. I decided to take the day as a sick day both to avoid possibly spreading the problem as work and to try to double up on the appointment. We did get looked at but so far we haven’t heard back about whether the strep test was positive. We are now on antibiotics and seem so far to be getting better.

I expect that this weekend is going to be a bit of a recovery weekend.  We’re both still a bit worn out and Lorna’s not feeling the greatest. Got to get everything unpacked and squared away and get things rolling in the right direction.

I’m going to try to start working on my vacation photos this weekend. There are a lot of them and I still have some storage chips to load into the lightroom repository and the photo-pass pictures to download from my disney experience.

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