s/v Charabia

19 July 2019 | Reykjavik
18 July 2019 | North Atlantic
17 July 2019 | North Sea
16 July 2019 | Mersey River
15 July 2019 | St George's Channel
15 July 2019 | English Channel
13 July 2019 | Forest of Arden, England
12 July 2019 | Leicestershire, England
11 July 2019 | Leicestershire, England
10 July 2019 | Waltham Abbey
09 July 2019 | Dover, UK
08 July 2019 | North Sea
07 July 2019 | kattegat Strait
06 July 2019 | Baltic Sea
05 July 2019 | Baltic Sea
04 July 2019 | Baltic Sea
03 July 2019 | Gulf of Finland
02 July 2019 | St. Petersburg, Russia
01 July 2019 | Gulf of Finland
30 June 2019 | Gulf of Finland

Sea Princess Sea Day - 06/18/19

18 June 2019 | Mediterranean Sea
Slept in today. We took a peek out our balcony to see a very flat Mediterranean Sea. It pretty much stayed that way all day. However, the breeze was cool. Got dressed and walked down to the dining room for breakfast. Breakfast hours were almost over but there were still people in the dining room. We shared a table with an Aussie couple that we have had breakfast with before. They remembered us and we had a very enjoyable visit with them. We walked several times around Deck 7. Then I headed to the gym and Mark went back to our cabin for a rest plus to start researching Barcelona, Spain. I walked one of the treadmills and watched a Barcelona travel show. So much for us to see tomorrow when we arrive there. Our tv news channels have been restored as of today. We got to watch the news for a change. Decided to join our volleyball friends at 1 pm, so we changed into our swimsuits. It was much cooler temperatures today. We had a quick bite to eat at the bbq area of Deck 14, Lido. Getting into the swimming pool was tough when the water was cold as was the breeze. After a while it didn't really feel cold as we were moving around as we played. Lots of fun and laughs. Headed to the hot tub after we were done playing. The water seemed to be extremely hot. We visited with a couple other volleyball players. Then headed back to the room. We each took a shower and got dressed. Our Ryder Cup challenge was at 2:30 instead of 3, so we had to rush down to the Sports bar. Mark did very well today, while I did not. None of my chip shots thru a hula hoop were successful. Oh well. I went and worked on my puzzle for a while. A couple of other women came to help out. It seems like we are missing pieces. I was able to put several in their right place. I did not have my reading glasses, so hopefully, the pieces I found to fit, were the correct ones. Headed back to our cabin and changed for dinner. We decided that since so many people just wear jeans to dinner, we would join them. I also wore my sweatshirt as the breeze outside was still quite cool. Plus, we planned to head outside for the Movie Under the Stars. Only Ian and Beverly were at our dinner table this evening. Greg and Maxine must be under the weather. Enjoyed our dinner conversation. We all had the same main course of veal cordon bleu. We were done early and headed out to Deck 12 to find a seat. Thankful that we found some open padded lounges for watching the movie, Star Wars - The Last Jedi. I sent Mark back for a few more blankets as I was pretty cold. Enjoyed some popcorn as we watched the lengthy movie. After it was over, we headed up for a hot drink. We noticed that the sun had set but the colors in the sky were very beautiful. We climbed up to the next floor and captured a few pictures and made a few calls. Headed back to our cabin. Putting the blog together early. We will try to get some extra sleep tonight as our ship will reach Barcelona first thing tomorrow. We are still researching things to do while in port. Thanks for your emails and messages. Enjoying each and every day!

Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Created 23 August 2018
Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 15 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015