s/v Charabia

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
29 June 2019 | Gulf of Riga
28 June 2019 | Baltic Sea
27 June 2019 | Warnemunde, Germany

Sea Princess Sea Day - 06/24/19

24 June 2019 | English Channel
Slept until after 8. Woke up and got on our wifi until Mark woke up. Got dressed and walked up two flights of stairs to Deck 14, Lido, for breakfast. We had been climbing a lot of stairs, plus walking more for exercise. After a light breakfast, we came back to the cabin. Mark updated the Garmin at the front of our deck. Watched a little bit of the news channel and then headed down to Deck 7 to walk. It was cold outside. I did wear a sweater and Mark added a long sleeved shirt. It was overcast so we didn't even take our sunglasses. Had a good long walk. Then headed up to the gym, which is on Deck 12 at the aft of the ship. I stayed longer than Mark. Met up at the cabin. Could see lots of different freighters and car carriers on the water today. Also, passed by a Celebrity ship. Very overcast with rain at one point. It seemed colder after the rain. Our tv showed 64 degrees. We headed back to Deck 14, Lido, for a late lunch. Too cold to play water volleyball. Mark said he still has a bit of a scratchy throat. We walked down to the library but the tables were full of passengers putting together puzzles, so I picked out one smaller one and brought it back to our cabin to work on. Mark rested. Then we headed to Deck 7, Sports Bar for our Ryder Cup challenge. We both got the same score today. Stayed until all players were done before headed back to our cabin. Showered and got ready for dinner.
Headed to the dining room at 5:30. Ian, Beverly, Greg and Maxine were already seated. Enjoyed our dinner and time together. We were done our meal much faster than usual. I think it's due to less people on the dining room. There are many other choices for dinner. Once we were done eating, we headed to the Princess Theater to see Sarah's second performance. Mark commented that it wasn't as good as her first one. I thought it was very entertaining. Walked to the back of the ship, stopping to check out the view of France on the starboard side of our ship. Also, visited with another American couple. Then we attended the Dancing With the Stars show in the Vista Theater. Six passengers were paired with crew members. It was well done. So many laughs! Everyone enjoyed the show. The sun had not yet set. We headed up to Deck 14, Lido, for a hot drink. I sampled a gluten free dessert that was very dry. We each took a glass of water back to our cabin. I still need to post some pictures on Facebook, when I get done with this blog. The sun is just set around 10:30 with a beautiful pink strip of the color on the horizon off our balcony. Heading to bed shortly, as we will be up and off the ship in Ijmuiden, Netherlands. We have shuttle tickets, meeting at 8 am. It takes an hour to drive to Amsterdam. Mark is booking us on the canal water shuttle which will take us to the Van Gogh Museum. Thanks for the emails and messages. Enjoy your 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