Author Archives: Jan

Cloud 9 in Malta

We arrived in Valletta, Malta on July 6 after sailing almost 900 miles from Barcelona, Spain. We plan to stay here in Malta for a month  and then onto Sicily. Here are the initial pictures from Malta from the first week.

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Family Van de Ven, 1979

I have been scanning lots of  negatives (of the several thousands I have) and I ran in to these great images from a family reunion in 1979. If you are not part of the family, these are not interesting but for many off … Continue reading

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Chartering a catamaran around Tahiti.

Two weeks and three couples sailing around the islands of French Polynesia. Click to view Chartering in Tahiti.

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Cruising on the Oceania Marina.

Recently, we sailed on the Oceania Marina for a 33 day trip from Tahiti to New York City. After 4 days in Tahiti, we stopped at Pitcairn Island, 2 days on Easter Island and then we sailed 4 days to Lima, Peru. … Continue reading

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Enrica Rocca – Passion of Food

A great evening cooking at Enrica’s home in Venice.

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The Sagrada Família, Barcalona

The Basilica de la Sagrada Família is a huge Catholic church that started in March 1882 by architect Antoni Gaudí (although he was not the initial architect). It is hoped that the church will be finished by 2026  for the centennial of … Continue reading

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Cuevas de Arta, Canyamel, Mallorca

Canyamel is a beautiful anchorage on the east side of Mallorca and included one of the best caves I have ever visited! [Show as slideshow]

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New Cruising Track for 2014!

New tracks from the Spot device are available by clicking under the “Cruising Tracks” at the top.

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

We spent five full days in Siem Reap, the city closest to the Angkor Wat site. With our friends Shaun and Bryan and a local guide, we spent two full days touring through the tremendous temples around the huge and … Continue reading

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Oyster Regatta 2013, Palma de Mallorca

Professional photographs taken during the Oyster regatta, October 2-5.

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