Archive For October 28, 2019

Almost 40 hours of travel: almost home

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Vancouver International Airport 38 hours of travel so far, 7 hours driving, 23 hours of flying. One short flight left. I should be home in 2 1/2 hours!

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A quick bite in Vancouver B.C. before the leg home

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Vino Volo Wine Bar YVR INTL Salmon Crostini and a Pinot Grigio, as I slept on the flight. Should be able to make my flight yet.

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Off to the Europe-America leg

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Next leg: Vancouver B.C. and it’s joyful “America in Canada” Immigration and Customs experience before the last leg to get home.

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KLM Service is awesome

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KLM Crown Lounge I’m a bit ragged: I actually forgot my tie-dye shirt on the flight from Cape Town (when traveling I wear a long-sleeved tie-dye t-shirt and take off the overshirt while sleeping). Fortunately, status helps: someone is running it over from List and Found while I have a glass of Heineken in the…

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Dutch Breakfast at the KLM Crown Lounge

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Cape Town International Airport First leg done. Slept eight hours, no food, no booze. Time for a crispbake (Holland rusk) with chocolate sprinkles and a glass of milk at the KLM Crown Lounge.

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Dinner at the Dune Ridge Country House after Vingilótë’s launch

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Dinner at the Dune Ridge Country House after Vingilótë’s launch

Dune Ridge Country House Dinner last night.

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Breakfast at the Dune Ridge Country House before driving back to Cape Town

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Breakfast at the Dune Ridge Country House before driving back to Cape Town

Dune Ridge Country House Breakfast before hitting the road

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Vingilótë’s launch. I love the picture of me walking with Jonatha

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Vingilótë’s launch. I love the picture of me walking with Jonathan and Roger Paarman. Roger runs the factory, Jonathan the shop floor. They’re awesome, they make magic happen. As to breaking the bottle of bubbly: “I name thee Vingilótë and I beseech the gods to grant you safe passage in your voyages.”

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Photos from Vingilótë’s Launch

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Photos from Vingilótë’s Launch

Vingilótë’s launch. I love the picture of me walking with Jonathan and Roger Paarman. Roger runs the factory, Jonathan the shop floor. They’re awesome, they make magic happen. As to breaking the bottle of bubbly: “I name thee Vingilótë and I beseech the gods to grant you safe passage in your voyages.”

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Vingilótë is in the water!

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Vingilótë is in the water!

Vingilótë is in the water!

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