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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Canada, New England, USA - Anthem of the Seas We joined the Aurora (R715) in Boston, so we thought we would show a little of this route not just with our films but with another great film from Mogens Hallas who we like to feature here on Doris Visits. This cruise takes in Boston, Portland, Maine, Bar Harbor, Maine, Halifax NS...
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Between 1855 and 1890 Castle Clinton was the immigration station of the state of New York. It is likely to be the boat station you will head for on your tour to Liberty Island. You will go through detailed security then take a boat to Liberty Island. Your tour will take an hour, there are restrooms but if you...
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In Midtown Manhattan just down from the junction of Maddison Avenue and 5th Avenue is Grand Central Station, or Grand Central Terminal which has 68 shops and 35 dining options, but more importantly it has TRAINS! It's close proximity to the New York Library makes both a joined at the hip must see. From knowledge, Ghostbusters didn't shoot there! New...
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If you are looking for a book - who you gonna call? Sorry we had to use the Ghostbusters line but films do make things famous, and Ghostbusters arguably have done more for the New York Library than its 18 million books. The 1984 hit film was conceived and starred Dan Aykroyd and it is claimed to be the...
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Just 600 miles from North Carolina, this cruise stop is often added on the way home from Charleston or Baltimore or on the way to Charleston and down to Canaveral or another Florida destination. It has an all year round climate so is used before and after as well as during the Caribbean season. Many ships dock in the Naval...
Just arrived in Boston and been out testing the new camera, the Canon XC15. OK, so it is first run and we have not got the hang of it yet, and we had to stop for a few beers at CHEERS bar. Cheers, the new bar is a rebuild of the original bar, The Bull and Finch Pub, that...
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The first time we went to New York it was tough and we felt we had seen nothing of it and felt disappointed. This time we decided that as it is a huge city like London, and it needs both explaining and to be put into perspective, we decided to take the Bus Tour. We went with Big Bus...
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Boston harbour was a mess a generation ago, and the docks like all docks have changed from the warehouses to containers. That means the old warehouses are now offices and apartments and the seafront is totally different, the water cleaned up. In order to save public access, the Boston Harbour Walk was developed and is 43 miles of a 12...
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There is a house tucked away by the old church that is on the Heritage trail, it is called Clough House and is a gem that deserves a special mention. It is an old house, built in 1712 by master bricklayer Ebenezer Clough as a home for himself and his wife. Now, inside there are two actors working their socks off...
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Sailing up the Hudson River into Brooklyn is quite a spectacle, and although it was a completely different skyline when immigrants sailed on steam ships to be interviewed on Ellis Island, it would have been no less dramatic. means you dock with a view of the Statue of Liberty, though she can be seen from many places. Our presenter...
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