There are approximately 180,000 temples and shrines in Japan. On a per capita basis that’s more than the number of churches and synagogues in the US. Like churches and synagogues, temples and shrines are very different.Read More Japan: Is it a Shrine, a Temple, or Both?
This post shares some of our favorite pictures taken while scuba diving in Fiji and Indonesia.Read More Underwater Favorites
While curating our photos yesterday, I came upon some gems from a “land travel” side trip of several weeks to Vietnam and Cambodia, which we never got around to posting on our blog. I thought some of you might appreciate an armchair tour in photographs.Read More Looking Back: Vietnam and Cambodia
Ten years ago next month, Val and I retired and left the States to go cruising. Our plan was to cruise most of each year, leaving the boat in a safe port from time to time to fly home to see family, take care of our personal needs, and take a break from the rigors […]Read More Ten Years of Cruising: a Retrospective in Photographs
[Val here. I write nearly all of our blog posts, but since Stan’s been researching in the aftermath of our recent passage, it’s only appropriate that he write this one. You’re in for a rare treat!Read More Crossing the Tasman Sea
by Stan Once we were settled into navigating Fijian reefs, it was time for visitors and our daughter Kari and son-in-law Bret were the first to come to the South Pacific. The goal was to wear them out and send them home tired after doing all they could in the short period of time they […]Read More Kari and Bret Come to Visit in Fiji