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    Default See the Remains of the Clipper Ship Glory of the Seas in Seattle This Week!

    It's solstice time and there are a series of minus tides coming up in Seattle. Best time all year to see the Glory of the Seas.
    http://www.criterionweb.com/glorypage.htm

    Get to the beach by whatever means necessary. A walk from the ferry terminal is not unpleasant. Go south of Brace Point...there's a large apartment complex. The remains are at the south side of this property.

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    Way cool.

    In modern parlance, however, an unfortunate name; it sounds like a cruise ship moniker these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    Way cool.

    In modern parlance, however, an unfortunate name; it sounds like a cruise ship moniker these days.
    Gerard, I am almost positive that Donald McKay should not share in the disgust of civilization for anything having to do with "cruise ships." That includes the lurid names of these vessels. I am astounded that anyone could spend precious vacation time on one of these vessels. Can you say "Weekend in Hell!?"
    Now way, way back, the first time I went to Europe I went on a passenger ship. And it was quite pleasant. (but this was in the Jurassic Era)
    I hope to repeat this trip at some time, though I am fully aware that Cunard is owned by a cruise ship line.

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    Big difference between a liner and a cruise ship.

    In the summer, there is a steady parade of cruise ships going up Puget Sound. When they pass us, I am always shocked how big they are and how little they look like ships.

    And they move fast too
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    Friends who did an Alaska cruise, and swore they'd never set foot on a cruise ship again, took the Queen Mary II. They loved it. None of that daily port of call shopping mall atmosphere.
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    An elderly friend, with some assets and reasonable health says that considering what's on offer it's more cost effective than a nursing home and infinitely more pleasant a lifestyle to live aboard permanently. She has found that for long term residence there are deals that can be negotiated.

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    They have the name board on the wall at the J Porter Shaw library in San Francisco. Until I told them a couple years ago, they had no idea where the boat ended it's days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Big difference between a liner and a cruise ship.

    In the summer, there is a steady parade of cruise ships going up Puget Sound. When they pass us, I am always shocked how big they are and how little they look like ships.

    And they move fast too
    Floating apartment block. Some actually have amusement parks on board.

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    Not my cuppa tea, but they're packed all summer.

    A friend is his 50's played jazz on a cruise ship. He said it was the only place where he was called "young man..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcford View Post
    It's solstice time and there are a series of minus tides coming up in Seattle. Best time all year to see the Glory of the Seas.
    http://www.criterionweb.com/glorypage.htm

    Get to the beach by whatever means necessary. A walk from the ferry terminal is not unpleasant. Go south of Brace Point...there's a large apartment complex. The remains are at the south side of this property.
    Note that is the Vashon/Southworth/Fauntleroy ferry terminal, there is also a road-end on SW 98th Street a bit south of Brace Point.
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    Deleted as I feel it may be intrusive. Sorry.
    Last edited by Chippie; 06-21-2017 at 04:22 AM.

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