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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Bahamas - Half Moon Cay

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Boating in the deep blue sea


JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR YOU AND ME IN PARADISE

Cruising is not all about flopping around poolside playing Name That Tune (although it mostly is). There were cinemas, singers, shops, bars, basketball and tennis courts plus, much to my excitement, a shuffleboard deck! Vintage cruising, now we’re talking.



Friday, January 1, 2016

St Martin - A Little bit French, A Little bit Dutch

Heartin' St Martin
TWO COUNTRIES IN ONE

We started our first day of 2016 being groomed to purchase the Hope Diamond. Everywhere we turned on the ship there were ‘experts’ giving talks on how to buy the perfect diamond, how far to push a pirate, and a 3 step guide on how to separate a fool from his gold.