We decided to fly to New Year a couple of days earlier before starting our cruise and stayed another two days after the cruise. These gave us time to revisit old haunts and visit friends based in New York and New Jersey.
When we were at the Bay of Fundy, I was hoping we could see the tidal bore in action, again our timing was off! I've got to return to this place and watch this natural phenomenon! I think there are only two places on earth where this occur and I want to see it. My friends asked me what's the big deal about it. Frankly, I do not know. I just want to see it in my lifetime.
New York City in early morning light. Wherever I am and whenever I can do it, I love to take loooong morning walks. In case of seedy and dangerous neighborhoods, I gamble on the belief that the muggers and other criminal elements are still asleep. They ply their trades at night, don't they? My wife doesn't think so LOL.
Here I am taking a pic of our stateroom with my compact Canon S500 camera. I've since replaced it with a Canon SD800IS. I have thought of upgrading to an SLR many times but I am always deterred by its size and complexity. I am a shoot-from-the-hip picture taker and I am quite happy with what I capture - "mababaw kasi ang kaligayahan ko" photographically speaking.
Promenade deck at night. There is a jogging and walking course at the top deck of most cruise ships but I prefer to do my walks on the promenade deck. On larger cruise ships, three complete circuits on its promenade deck is equal to one mile. You have to exercise a bit of caution when you are approaching the bow when the wind is blowing hard and the sea is rough - you can get wet and/or forced by the wind to hang on to the guardrails as you walk.
A lobster dinner entree. I forgot to take a pic before attacking it LOL. Note the beer on the upper part of the frame - I am a blue collar alcoholic drinker, I prefer beer and whiskey to wine and champaigne .