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Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada

Home is nice too! In summer I especially enjoy hiking. The other day I hiked one of my favorites – the Bayview trail to the outlet of Fontanillis lake. This hike ascends Maggie’s peaks from which you have great views of Granite Lake, Lake Tahoe and of the mountains of Desolation:

View of [...]

Seabourn Spirit – Split and Rovinj, Croatia and Venice

Our last three stops were Split and Rovinj in Croatia, and then we disembarked in Venice (sadly).

We had been to Split last year on our honeymoon so knew it quite well. We booked a tour which took us to the old city, Ivan Meštrović’s old home and museum (famous sculptor from the area), and [...]

From Piazza San Marco to the Golden Gate in one day

We awoke at 4:00 am in Venice, caught a water taxi to the airport at 4:45, a flight to Rome at 6:00 am, a flight to Chicago at 11:30 am, then connected to San Francisco around 7:00 pm Chicago time, arriving in SFO around 10:00 pm Pacific Time. The truck battery had drained and [...]

Corfu (Greece), Monopoli (Italy) and Kotor (Montenegro) on Seabourn

Some updates:

Corfu, Greece

I woke up in time to watch us arrive and berth next to the pier here – a beautiful setting and our last day in Greece, a nation we have come to love.

Corfu is the northern-most part of Greece, an island to boot, a mere three mile straight separating it from the mainland [...]

Corinth Canal Transit Aboard Seabourn Spirit

This morning we transited the Corinth canal aboard the Seabourn Spirit.  What an incredible experience!  We had crossed this canal by road when we travelled the Peloponnesian Peninsula last year. Then, we had seen a small sailboat which seemed to fill the canal. Today, our ship totally filled it [...]