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Visions of Fatima

Sunday, June 4, 2023 14:19 No Comments

I recently went to Fatima, after thinking about it a long time.  Portugal is very beautiful and one of those beautiful areas is around Fatima.  It is believed by many to be a site where The Blessed Mother of Christ visited 3 shepherd children (Francesco, Jacinta and Lucille).  There is a spiritual beauty displayed by […]

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Brittany Travels: Part 3

Thursday, May 11, 2023 14:24 No Comments

We decided to go as far as Brest and then return to Nantes for our airfare home, and so we continued.  As always through Brittany, one is astonished by the beautiful scenery and the creativity of the people.  So, we continued to be entertained on our travels and enjoyed every moment. Pont-Aven again was a […]

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Brittany Travels: Part 2

Saturday, April 22, 2023 11:15 No Comments

From Vannes, we traveled north to Quimper, visiting small towns that sounded like they would be interesting.  Every place had is own unique feel and experiences that everyone enjoyed.  The days just got more interesting as we wandered serendipitously. Pont-Croix was one of our first encountered on this journey and while there viewed some trolls […]

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Brittany Travels: Part 1

Monday, January 23, 2023 12:28 No Comments

Last October, some friends asked us to organize a trip through Brittany with them, to celebrate their marriage and extend their honeymoon adventures.  They wanted us to travel with them and this sounded like a fun adventure for us all.  We had been in Brittany years ago with another friend and had a good time […]

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Beautiful Lisbon

Friday, September 11, 2020 13:58 No Comments

Circumstances, beyond our control, detained me and the captain here in Lisbon and what a beautiful experience it has opened up for us.  I had not heard that much about Lisbon, Portugal before I arrived, so the slate of my perception was clean and open for the beautiful palette of Lisbon to paint it’s magic.  […]

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Saint Junipero Serra’s Birth Place

Saturday, September 22, 2018 13:25 No Comments

While traveling through the Balearic Islands, I discovered that Saint Junipero Serra was born in a small town called Petra on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands off Spain.  Since he is so important to my state and my regional fraternity, I decided to extend a visit there and see what it looked […]

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A Visit to Assisi

Monday, July 2, 2018 16:09 No Comments

I feel so blessed to say I have been able to visit Assisi twice.  The first time was quick, wonderful and I was able to visit so many places where St. Francis experienced his life changes.  This time it was slower and I had more time to think about St. Francis and St. Clare’s life […]

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Tarsus, birthplace of St. Paul

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 5:59 No Comments

Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul, lies in the southeastern part of Turkey in the province of Cilicia. It was the ancient capital of the area. It is claimed to be a 9,000 year old city and has been fought over and changed by Hittites, Greeks, Romans and other civilizations for all that time.  Today, […]

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Another Community, Another Boat

Thursday, May 7, 2015 11:15 No Comments

Yes, we moved ORCA to Finike and met our future boat buyer.  So, we have said our goodbyes to ORCA and we found another boat in Bodrum and sailed her to Finike.  How life can change quickly, when you least expect it.  We had planned to go to Cyprus and Egypt with ORCA, but now […]

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The Importance of Community

Thursday, July 24, 2014 15:27 No Comments

While we waited out the rough weather of Winter in Marmaris, Turkey, we’ve enjoyed good fun with the small community of cruisers and members of the greater town community.   We’ve had many celebrations, walks, talks, moments to stop and socialize.  Sometimes I forget how important being part of a community is.  I noticed over time […]

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