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As 2012 drew to a close I was working frantically to produce some celebratory ideas for the maiden voyage to the Caribbean and South America of Voyages of Discovery's lovely new ship,m.v.Voyager. How aptly named is that? Weighing in at just over 15000 tons she is smaller than her stablemate m.v.Discovery and with a shallower draft she is even more capable of visiting unusual and remote places in the world. Sheila and I were thrilled to be invited to help show her off to a specially invited group of guests including the press and travel agencies just before she sailed on the 4th December, all of whom were most impressed with the contemporary look of her newly refurbished public spaces. We can't wait for our next trip in April, when we revisit the Baltic. As this has a musical theme, I'm already starting to plan a painting or two with the idea of melodies... who knows, I might manage to put "A life on the Ocean Wave!" into paint!

Norwegian Rhapsody

22/06/2018

Flowers, Fjords and Fantasy ...more

Helsinki comes to Lancashire

17/03/2018

Tales of Magic, Music and Mystery ...more

ARTS SOCIETY one year on

17/03/2018

from Sterling to the Costa del Sol ...more

Munch Moments

04/09/2017

Viking cruise ...more

White Nights of the Baltic

04/09/2017

Summer at last ...more

SAD NEWS

05/01/2017

mv Voyager
the end of an era ...more

Iberian Adventure

08/08/2016

July 2016 ...more

Catching up!

24/03/2016

how time flies ...more

Rockin' and Rolling!

03/03/2015

cruising round Ascension
cruising round Ascension
From Cape Town to Portsmouth via the Mid Atlantic Ridge
February 2015 ...more

FULL STEAM AHEAD

16/01/2015

Port Lecturing with a Twist ...more

Baltic Banquet

16/06/2014

Catherine palace
Catherine palace
Twirly Swirly... ...more

Joys of January

20/01/2014

[b]Looking forward as well as back[/b] ...more

Autumn Adventure

11/11/2013

From Istanbul to Athens[i][/i] ...more

Autumn Joy

08/10/2013

Back from the Med ...more

Black Sea Surprise

12/08/2013

To sea with Chekhov ...more

Mediterranean Magic

12/08/2013

Mediterranean Magic ...more

Forward Planning

04/06/2013

Oriental adventure ...more

Next stop Norway!

17/05/2013

June date with the Fjords ...more

All calm on the Baltic!

17/05/2013

Silken seas and wall-to-wall sunshine! ...more

Winter Strikes Back

26/03/2013

Time for a snowscape ...more

Down Memory Lane

13/03/2013

Back to Oils and Acrylics ...more

Baltic Voyager

26/03/2013

Next cruise fast approaching! ...more

Students Rule, OK!

30/03/2013

Happy students
New section for cruise and course students ...more