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CRUISING PARIS – and losing my virginity on the Seine

The Viking Spirit at Les Andelys.

Now it’s over, I don’t mind telling you. That was my first time.

I’ve travelled on rivers by kayak, canoe, white water raft and once, in an hour of madness, on an inflated tyre tube, but that was my maiden voyage on a cruise ship.

You see, when I travel I like to be active, to challenge myself, to meet adventurous people and learn new things about the world. I thought cruises were for lazy sods who lounged in deckchairs sipping cocktails. I was wrong. Continue reading

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D-DAY, NORMANDY – brought home at Omaha

Omaha Beach, June 7th, 2012.

D-Day to me had always been a movie; an adventure movie, starring John Wayne. It wasn’t quite real, until yesterday.

On 7th June, 68 years and one day after the landing in 1944, I joined an American tour group visiting the Normandy beaches. Continue reading

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