Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sand in my shoes...Fort Macon

This weekend, the gang and I are headed to Fort Macon State Park on the beautiful Crystal Coast for a two day living history portraying Union Navy. We've been invited by the 1st NC Volunteers/11th NC who do several living histories in the fort per year. The fort itself has a very interesting history. Go to for more information. Come vist us!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Rocking and Rolling, Splishing and Splashing".....the Voyage Home!

Well, I arrived in Norfolk in the wee hours of the morning today and am glad to be home! I do miss my waiters and cabin steward as it was nice to be pampered for 5 days. As for the title of this blog, we experienced quite a bit of wave action on the way home and throughout the night. Evidently, these rough waters were the result of the approaching Hurricane Bertha. However, it didn't ruin my evening in the cigar bar enjoying a nice glass of port and a Rocky Patel (It hurt my wallet, though!). Tomorrow it will be back to work and back to the daily grind. One bright spot though, I get to spend Saturday working at the Mariner's Museum with my bud, Al Mitchell. For the first time, I get to wear gray while working as an interpreter! Whoopee!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bermuda Day Two......

The dockyard, rum swizzles, bull frogs and dark & stormys were the focus of the day. The evening ended with a nice cigar, scotch on the rocks and a nice visit with a retired naval officer. In fact, I may have a recruit for me gang or at least our friends up north. The good life begins to end tomorrow.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bermuda...Day One

Today was St George and the Blockade Runners exhibit at the Globe Hotel and the Tucker House (Interesting history and interesting curator..more on that later). Tonight cigars, rum swizzles and the midnight buffet...Ah yes, life is good!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The voyage begins.....

Today was my first full day at sea. Kippered Herring for breakfast and roast duck with oxtail soup for dinner, what tasty victuals have I devoured! I have felt as if I was on a 74 for most of the day as the seas were a bit rough last night and most of morning. It did clear in time for my afternoon cigar and a dark & stormy (they actually had ginger beer!). Tonight was absolutely gorgeous with a sliver of the moon visable as I enjoyed an evening cigar and irish coffee in the cigar lounge. Tomorrow, we arrive at the Royal Navy Dockyards in Bermuda. Me thinks that I will lead the family on a tour of St. George and Hamilton. So far, the trip has been a blast as I have been able to rest, relax, eat and enjoy a bit of Hornblower to kill a bit of time. The next few days, however, will be busy with being a tourist. So until later in the voyage....