Short Cruise Album

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by WhidbeyLVR, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    We recently made a trip from the Puget Sound to Southern California to visit family. We discovered a last minute booking on a vessel re-positioning cruise from Vancouver, B.C, to Los Angeles. For less than the price of three days at motels along the interstate, we could spend two days at sea on a floating hotel, with meals included! Being the cheapskate I am, what's not to like?

    The most scenic part of the cruise was the golden hour sail-away:

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    Vancouver Skyline

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    Canada Place Cruise Terminal

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    Canada Place Cruise Terminal and Vancouver Skyline

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    The Love Boat

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    Sulfur Terminal

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    Lions Gate Bridge (Oosterdam Leading the Way, Outwardbound)

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    Lions Gate Bridge (from the Poop Deck)

    The cruise: two days at sea; there were no ports-o'-call. One photo will suffice.
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    For the remainder of the cruise, I decided not to pester fellow passengers with street-style shoot-and-runs. I'll save that for another time. Instead, I adopted a photographic project of using the ship as my subject, trying to find interesting geometry and patterns. A couple of examples:

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    Seven-Thirty

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    Vino Keno


    They hustled us off the ship pretty quickly in Los Angeles. I captured a couple of decent shots before we vacated our stateroom:

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    USS Iowa

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    Long Beach Morning

    We enjoyed the trip. Hope you enjoyed the pix.
     
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  2. longviewer

    longviewer Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 22, 2015
    SW Washington (Longview area)
    Jim R
    Nice images - and a clever way to travel! :)
     
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  3. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    Thanks Lyle. Great shots
     
  4. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    Nice shots :)

    I've done a few cruises, it's a nice relaxing way to travel (as long as one isn't prone to getting sea sick).

    The main downside is that often port stops tend to be fairly short so often you only get the 'movie trailer' version of some of the destinations.