Yes I am a pirate!

Have you ever been to San Juan? It’s has always been one of my favourite stops when cruising. The sail into Old San Juan is one of the most scenic and historic you will ever see in the Caribbean. As you slowly make your way into Port, you travel along the thick and fortified structure of these walls of the old city, hundreds of years old, while off in the distant you catch a glimpse of a landscape that has the old world meeting up with the new world.

At first, when I snapped the picture above it was more about capturing the old city walls but off in the distant was a tour boat replicating an old world sail boat. I imagined what it must have been like for the sailors of the day heading into this Spanish port, on a very similar ship, seeing those walls and what the city had to offer beyond them. Were they friendly, were they a threat, maybe even a pirate or two.

San Juan is an easy stop for a Cruiseship passenger. You can walk just about anywhere in the old town. If you’re looking to shop, there are shops of all stripes and styles. If you’re looking for some history, nightlife or to simply explore Old San Juan is a city that offers it all and it has to be on your list. However, be prepared for some hot and steamy weather. Make sure you stop for some refreshment along the way at the many patios and pubs of the day.

I’ll take you deeper into Old San Juan in some later blogs. Until then I will leave you with some words of Jimmy Buffett when he penned ” Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years to late! The cannons don’t thunder, there’s nothing to plunder I’m an over forty victim of fate, arriving to late….. arriving to late….

Stay tuned for some adventures coming your way next week as we head off into the Caribbean on the Celebrity Cruiseship Equinox. I’ll do my best to give you some live on the spot reports.

Cheers for now..

Who am I?

Well somehow you made your way to my little corner of social media. Welcome to my blog! You’re probably wondering ”well ok I’m here and what’s this all about”? Or maybe you’re not! However if you are, then here is what you’re in store for. Lots of thoughts on travel with a special interest in cruise travel. Lots of photography of all types including my ideas and tips from a non professional photographer.

That’s right, I’m no pro. Far from it actually. I’m just a guy with a few decent cameras who takes tons of shots and videos while we travel. My camera is never to far away. So if you are looking for those spectacular, perfect shots you would see in some travel magazine then keep looking… you’re at the wrong blog. If you’re looking for some decent shots from an average photographer and some fun adventures Along the way, then you have arrived at the right place. I may even throw in some of my own tips or recommendations along the way.

So why should you hang around and read my blog or click that little button that tells you when I’ve posted? Honestly, I have no idea. I’m just happy you dropped by to get a little peak into my own world. That little personal part, that I’m willing to share with anyone who will listen (or in this case read).

Some of my posts will be long and some may be short. Some may just be a quick update on what’s going on. Occasionally, I’ll take you along on one of our journeys and give you little snaps of our daily adventure. A live review of sorts. Other times, you’ll just have to wait until I’m back.

So give me some time to figure out what look I like for this blog, watch my style evolve as the days go by (I paid for a year so that gives me sometime to find my way) and honestly I hope you just get a little something from the time you wasted off your day to hear about mine. Remember, I’ll try to make it worth while because once you read whatever I post you’ll never get that time back…

Fins Up and cheers!