Monthly Archives: March 2011

Denise: the kite-surfing kid

So, today I finished day-3 of my beginner lessons.  My mission: to accomplish the basics required to kite-surf.  My initial thoughts on the matter: doubtful. Our current stop, the Dominican Republic, was one of Andy’s insertion into the itinerary.  Wanting … Continue reading

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Dolphin Encounter – More Pics

It may come as no surprise that my favourite animal is the dolphin so when the opportunity to swim with dolphins arose, even though we knew it was going to be a bit of a tourist trap, we decided to … Continue reading

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Just another day in paradise

Today our 7 day cruise in the Caribbean Virgin Islands, on the SeaDream II, came to an end.  All our fellow passengers were morbid this morning, having to head back home to reality.  I’m kinda sad too – to have … Continue reading

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The playground of the rich and famous

If Copper Mountain was Denise’s time for nostalgia on this trip, the French West Indies island of St Barth’s would be mine. St Barth’s being the only destination on the cruise which I have visited, doing so at the impressionable … Continue reading

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“Let’s go cruising now…”

It’s Monday afternoon, and I’m lounging on one of the many deck chairs on Deck 6 of the SeaDream II.  Saturday’s 70.3 Ironman, is but a faint memory now.  But what a way to celebrate completing the gruelling race! After … Continue reading

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Bravo! Ironman San Juan

Bang! The gun went off. It was 6:50am on Saturday 19th March and the pros were on their way in the inaugural San Juan 70.3 Ironman. Denise, sporting a light pink swim cap and me with my purple cap, were … Continue reading

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“If you like Pina Colades…”

“Ramon “Monchito” Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton Hotel set out to capture the sunny, tropical flavour of Puerto Rico, in a glass.  On August 15, 1954 the Pina Colade was born.”  Or so our hotel cocktail menu claims.  … Continue reading

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Melancholy in the Mountains

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of my working holiday in Colorado.  In fact, this month (March), exactly 10 years ago was when I finished up my “job” at the ski resort of Copper Mountain, and headed back home … Continue reading

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Closing comments on Canada

This morning we had to say goodbye to the beautiful country of Canada. If this were a normal holiday, we would be heading back home now. But for us it’s 10 days down, 80 to go! Whilst we are moving … Continue reading

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Video Blog going up Whistler Mountain

So, today we thought we’d sum up some of our experience on the mountain with … two video clips taken yesterday.  The first clip was taken in the ski lift going up the mountain.  The second was taken on one … Continue reading

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