Posts Tagged "USA"

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, we boarded the ms Amsterdam at 1:00pm to start our 111 day Grand World Voyage. We left the dock at 10:00pm and started our voyage to our next port Santa Marta. The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture.   Sailaway Day On the intercoastal waterway On the intercoastal waterway On the intercoastal waterway Sailaway Sailaway Sailaway...

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Long Beach, California, USA

We arrived back in the port of San Pedro  (LA) , California on March 12, 2013. We spent the day in Long Beach, where we toured the Queen Mary, which is now a museum and hotel. The ship was in service from 1936 to 1967. The ship was quite large, 106 feet wide and 996 feet long with 8 decks and the engine room to explore. This took us most of the morning and part of the afternoon. We  then took the free red passport bus over to the Boardwalk. We walked around the area and out to the Lions Site Lighthouse where we had another view of the Queen Mary across the harbor. In the evening we left San...

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Maui, Hawaii, USA

The Island of Maui in Hawaii was our port of call on March 7, 2013. We docked in Kahului in the commercial port. From our cabin we had a nice view of Kahului Harbor and the West Maui Mountains. Today we traveled to the Iao Valley State Park to see the Iao Needle, a lava remnant that rises 1,200 feet above the valley floor. On this site was also where King Kamehameha destroyed the Maui Army to unite Hawaii. We than proceeded across the Island, between the West Maui Mountains and the Haleakala Crater, to the southern shore and the town of  Lahaina, an old whaling village that now houses many...

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Hawaii, Hawaii

On March 6,2013, we arrived in Hilo on the island of Hawaii, USA. We went to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to visit the Kilauea Volcano area, where we first visited the Jaggar Museum to get an overview of the area and its history. At the museum area we could see the caldera of  Kilauea, and views of Mauna Loa. There was also a distant view of Mauna Kea, these are the three major volcanoes that make up the island of Hawaii. From the museum area we went to the Steam Vents, which are cracks in the earth where steam escapes. We then had a chance to walk through a Lava Tube, a tunnel that...

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Oahu, Hawaii

We arrived in Honolulu on the island of Oahu and docked right in town at the Aloha Tower on February 9, 2013. We ventured to the north shore of Oahu. We had a brief tour of Honolulu passing many government buildings and the King Kamehameha Statue, before going over the Koolau Mountains to reach the north shore. Once on the other side we first stopped at the Byodo-in Temple, which houses the oldest Buddha in the US made of wood. Our next stop was at a park where we saw the out island of Mokoli’i (Nicknamed: The Chinaman’s Hat). Next was a beach stop at Malama ‘aina Park...

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