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|White sand beaches on the island of Vanuatu in April 2017. See the post here.|
Today’s photos are from a 24-night cruise on this date in 2017, on Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas from Sydney to Seattle, while visiting the islands of Vanuatu and Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. See the post here.
Here we go! I know many of you are anxious to hear the results of yesterday’s poll as to whether or not they are interested in COVID-19 news on our daily posts. And, the response was overwhelming.
|These tropical island musicians and dancers greeted us in Noumea, New Caledonia.|
It could take months to respond to all the wonderful email messages I received in the past 24-hours. I will work on responding to the messages in which readers wrote a message included with their yes or no responses.
|Writing in the sand. Sweet.|
Most readers simply wrote “yes” or “no” and to the best of my ability as they flooded my inbox, I ticked them off, keeping fairly accurate records. But, it was in the first hundred responses that a pattern came to light.
|The coral reef in the Isle of Pines was exquisite.|
Many mentioned they read our posts to escape from the constant news on TV, podcasts, and online. Thus, our site is a respite from the bombardment of COVID-19 news, which can be discouraging and disheartening.
We understand and respect your opinions and will continue to post as we have in the past. Thus, our response going forward will be like most of you requested; information about our current situation, whether it’s during this period of the lockdown or once we’re on the move again when we can continue with our world travels.
|View toward our tender boats waiting at the pier to return us to the ship.|
Thank you to all who have responded. Having compiled a great sampling of our readers, it is no longer necessary to respond to the yes or no inquiry. However, please feel free to write at any time and I will respond as quickly as possible.
|Me, at the beach in the Isle of Pines.|
Thanks to many of you who’ve mentioned they don’t mind seeing our previously posted photos again. As you are all aware, new photos are not an option at this point.
Some readers were concerned we would start getting “political” here. We will not. Although a few of our comments may have led some to believe we’re espousing a particular political viewpoint. That is not our intention. In the future, we will make a more concerted effort to keep such inferences in check.
|Tom on the beach in Isle of Pines, New Caledonia.|
As for what’s happening today… Like most of you, not much! Other than our communication with all of you and family and friends, our daily lives are relatively repetitious.
|The pier where we waited to reboard the tenders to return to the ship.|
If we can find an appropriate country that will allow us to enter, which is a reasonable distance to Africa, we’ll wait it out there. Perhaps, a tropical island? Looking at today’s photos made us think how nice it might be for some sun and sand!
Photo from one year ago today, April 27, 2019:
There was no post one year ago today, due to a power outage lasting throughout the day.