April 2020

Sunday 5th April 2020

All the photographs have now been uploaded. Enjoy! Leaving the hotel at 07:30 a.m. was remarkable because instead of an aeroplane landing every minute there was silence. One could hear the birds and the wind adjacent to the runway! Terminal 5 was quiet which enabled us to get away on time on a brand new …

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Saturday 4th April 2020

We boarded one of 10 coaches just after 10:30 p.m. last night. Each coach was only half full. It appeared that every one of Fort Lauderdale’s Harley Davidson police motorcycles were in use, stopping traffic and running alongside our convoy to the airport to the foot of the aircraft’s steps. We eventually got away on …

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Friday 3rd April 2020

It has been another quiet day so much so that as we write after dinner at 6:30 p.m. it is silent on the ship. When the dinner tray arrived a peep along the corridor showed around 20 trays. At breakfast there were over 100. During the day, as silently as the virus arrived, passengers have …

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Thursday 2nd April 2020

We awoke, moored in international waters, off Florida where we waited for most of the day. The big shots said we were good to go, but it wasn’t until 5:00 p.m. that we made it into Port Everglades. We were photographing the action through the window and on TV. People living in the apartments alongside …

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Wednesday 1st April 2020

At daybreak we were alongside the Zaandam, off Cuba. We had stopped to transfer oxygen and a nurse. Before breakfast were on our way again. Little happened during the morning other than President Trump may be applying pressure on Florida, but no news yet. After lunch was interesting. We sighted the island of Cuba, a …

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Tuesday 31st March 2020

This has been another day at sea. We are heading north across the Caribbean to the gap between the Cancun Peninsula (Mexico) and Cuba. If this was our regular cruise around now we would have been calling in at a piece of the Netherlands off the coast of Venezuela, namely the islands of Aruba, Bonaire …

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