I Paid the Ferryman Before He Got Me to the Other Side

Yes, I know; “don’t pay the ferryman until get gets you to the other side!” How many times have I heard that sage advice in the last 30 years, certainly more than a thousand! But you know me, follow convention, but with a twist. OK maybe more than a twist.  Maybe simply unconventional, so ofContinue reading “I Paid the Ferryman Before He Got Me to the Other Side”

Italy, Holland, Germany and the Tower Incident

Sort of like the “Bedford Incident” but without Sidney Poitier, or a submarine or the drama, but let’s start at the end. So, I just had a little conversation with the conductor of the train taking Ivan to Berlin for his plane to Venezia.  The fact that I could have this conversation in German remindsContinue reading “Italy, Holland, Germany and the Tower Incident”

Dauntless’ Spring & Summer 2015 Cruise Plans

Currently Dauntless is wintering over in Waterford, Ireland, a wonderful town in the southeast of the country, full of really nice, interesting, outgoing people.  Ireland has so exceeded my expectations, it will be hard not to return next winter, but we have six months of exploring and cruising before that decision must be made. As of now,Continue reading “Dauntless’ Spring & Summer 2015 Cruise Plans”

Could This Be Heaven?

But once you start to think it is; it won’t be.  It’s also the title of one of my most favorite songs, “Could This Be Heaven?” by Original Mirrors.  Released in 1980, I heard it for the first time in 1982 while in Germany. I taped it from SWF3, Südwestfunk drei, still one of theContinue reading “Could This Be Heaven?”