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« on: March 21, 2023, 12:22:54 »



I will see if I can get some rail pics ...
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2023, 12:42:17 »

That looks like the Hilton in New Orleans...
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2023, 12:47:00 »

Having looked at where the Ventura was yesterday on the AIS system, for once, I'll not comment!
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2023, 13:09:05 »

I've been tracking MV Ventura too so only fair I refrain from answering.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2023, 16:10:46 »

That looks like the Hilton in New Orleans...

Yes - the view from our ship.   4 hours later, still the same view as we await individual passenger clearance of around 3,000 people, every one of us to be interviewed and passed individually. Truly ironic for "the land of the free" and especially so as 99.9% of passengers will have applied for and obtained an ESTA clearance prior to travelling.  No such issues in Spain, Bahamas, Mexico, Honduras or Belize.  I'm estimating a couple more hours yet - hopefully we'll get ashore before we sail tomorrow.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2023, 16:50:40 »

Ah, the joys of US Immigration. I found an old, expired passport the other day and it has literally hundreds of US entry stamps in it. Each one probably represents a good couple of hours of d***ing about in immigration queues. I might add up the days of my life wasted and send Joe Biden a bill for my time  Grin

So glad that my travelling days are largely over.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2023, 21:53:57 »

We eventually got through at about 2 O'clock in the afternoon, and joined some Aussies we had met over dinner a couple of days earlier in sharing a taxi and a walk in the French Quarter, taxi back to the ship later from Canal Street.   The loud and drinking scene not really us.

Following day (yesterday) Lisa stayed on the ship and I walked for 4 or 5 hours; plenty of photos and a big, big problem trying to work out how to share them without boring people.













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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2023, 11:19:56 »

I think the 3rd photo is Taunton bound for Minehead....or perhaps Clovelly..... Huh
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2023, 12:07:35 »

I think the 3rd photo is Taunton bound for Minehead....or perhaps Clovelly..... Huh

Whereas the second is obviously Severn Beach, with a remarkably placid Severn at high tide.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2023, 14:23:58 »

No 5 is what will stand in for the Waverley and/or Balmoral on the Bristol Channel this year..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2023, 14:34:03 »

Noting that the bus in the final picture is "First Student" so closer to home that you might think!
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