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Ottawa, Ontario

Just a little corner of the interwebz where I occasionally jot down a thought or two. Why do I do it? Partly to communicate in some way with you, the reader, and partly because it's some sad way of leaving a legacy of some kind I guess.


life at thirty-thousand


What a great time we live in where we can be soaring through the air at 30,000 feet and have access to the Internet at acceptable speeds. Though as I sit here, writing this blog post and enjoying the view I have to ask myself why in the world we can have zippy Internet connections whilst traveling at several hundreds of kilometers an hour but we have to suffer through sub-dial up speeds while cruising along at twenty knots on the ship.

On a little bit of a tangent here, people often ask me what good to do in insert-port-name-here. While I can tell you about the big sights to see in just about any of the major port towns, I'm not particularly a good choice for a travel guide; nor, I might add, is any other crew member on a ship. Why is this you might ask? Since we stop in these beautiful and exotic places so often, you'd expect us to know all the hidden gems it has to offer. Well the truth is that we do know all of the hidden gems. So long as you meant the great little restaurants, the really nice non-touristy beaches and the fast Internet hideouts.

Having managed to purchase "premium" economy seats on both my flights for the relatively low price of $50, I am left to contemplate this from the comfort of an exit row.