Kelli’s and Anton’s last ports-of-call: Guam, Saipan and Philippines….. and The Caribbean..

Kelli’s and Anton’s ships are coming in soon….wooooowhooooooo!

Our ship is coming in.....painting by Kean

Our ship is coming in…..painting by McKean

Graham McKean, wonderful artist….painted this ship…

 

From Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas,

independence of the seas

independence of the seas

to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Getaway and now Carnival Cruise Line, Anton has achieved such variety, such experience…

Anton

Anton

made a difference in so many people’s lives….

Anton Milner, Personal trainer...

Anton Milner, Personal trainer…

 

Kelli has toured so many fascinating places with Holland America, half of the world in fact….making fabulous friends and achieving personal bests. I am so proud of them both!

kelli and friend

kelli and friend

 

Kelli’s last postings are Guam, Saipan and the Philippines before her ship,  The Statendam, sails into the sunset and dry-docks in Singapore…

Statendam sunset

Statendam sunset

 

Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific.

Guam map

Guam map

Hope she enjoys her last  tropical beaches… before hitting the african bush…

gorgeous Guam...

gorgeous Guam…

Chamorro village culture….

guam ladies

guam ladies

Tumon Bay is a hub with bars, shops and an aquarium. Beaches include Ritidian Point, part of a wildlife refuge, and storied Two Lovers Point.

Agana Bay and Alupai Island at sunset.

Agana Bay and Alupai Island at sunset.

 

Saipan is one of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. commonwealth in the Western Pacific.

Island style Saipan

Island style Saipan

It’s known for its sandy shores, mountainous landscapes, golf courses and World War II battlefields.

sherman tank on Saipan reef

sherman tank on Saipan reef

The reef-lined beaches of its western and southern coasts are popular for diving and snorkeling…….wonder if she’ll get time off her busy schedule to dive into those waters…

Saipan Beaches...

Saipan Beaches…

Saipan dancers

Saipan dancers

 

The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands.

Philippines

Philippines

Its sprawling capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.

Well done Kelli and Anton…What a tribute to both of them… a year of really hard work, play and sacrifice, laughter and some tears, in some of the most beautiful places in this world….

They arrive back on African soil to plan their wedding at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, on the bank of the Save Valley River…

Kelli and Anton on the Save River...

Kelli and Anton on the Save River…

into the wilds of Africa, they will be surrounded by elephants, and an ocean of bush wilderness, after a long year at sea……..

Kelli and Anton

Kelli and Anton

 

Kelli and Anton, Heading in the right direction……

heading in the right direction...painting by Graham McKean

heading in the right direction…painting by Graham McKean

 

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Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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