Posts tagged ‘cruise’

September 2, 2017

Traffic into Piraeus

by Jem Croucher

Part 14 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

A traffic jam into Piraeus this morning
Many ships all in a queue
The Pilots letting one in at a time
As I watched from the prow with a view

Over the hills to the east the sun rose
Cast a golden glow everywhere
As each found its berth in the harbour here
(Though some were needing to share)

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August 28, 2017

Leaving Rhodes

by Jem Croucher

Part 10 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Another first not seen before
Leaving Rhodes tonight
A big red tug at either end
exerting all their might

Moved the ship out from the berth
into open water
Allowed us to get underway
and moving as we ‘oughta’

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August 21, 2017

Kalamata Heat

by Jem Croucher

Part 3 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

I found a spot of sunshine
with no-one else around
Overlooking Grecian waters
with just the ocean sound

It was very hot – some forty plus
but pleasant in the breeze
as we sailed to Kalamata
through Mediterranean seas

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August 11, 2017

Helios presides

by Jem Croucher

In cool blue water
Sailing into Grecian sun
Helios presides

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July 18, 2017

Counting the days II

by Jem Croucher

I’m not past my prime
yet sometimes I feel
it takes longer these days
to recover and heal

And I know that the sun
should help me feel well
But sometimes it seems
very much the hard sell

So I think what I need
is a break well away
A bit of a rest and
a nice holiday

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September 4, 2016

Three sixty degree seas

by Jem Croucher


Three seagulls have been following
and flying in our wake
Means we must be close to land
of that there’s no mistake
For though three sixty round about
Iberian waters lie
we’re fairly close to Portugal
the seagulls seemed to cry

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September 2, 2016

All at sea

by Jem Croucher


There’s a world outside my window
but I’m all at sea today
Sunshine through the porthole
with waves out there at play
The Spirit’s cutting westward
but it has a way to go
and with sea all the way round us
a true ocean voyage we’ll know

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September 1, 2016

Gibraltar II

by Jem Croucher


If it wasn’t for the breeze from Spain
I’d be all a-swelter
for the sun in the Gibraltar Straits
is certainly a belter!

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August 31, 2016


by Jem Croucher


To the Rock of Gibraltar
on Monday we came
The English weather
living up to its name

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August 30, 2016

Malaga I

by Jem Croucher


Boarding our Dreamliner
Thompson did us proud
For we had extra legroom
and the engines weren’t too loud
The outbound flight as always
thrilled us to the core
England disappearing
through the window there we saw

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February 7, 2013

Take to the Road

by Kerrie Ann Salsac

Listen to the engine purr,
all that disturbs the silence.
See the bright lights glimmering,
beacons providing guidance.

I drive alone, late at night,
as most travelers prefer.
Lean back upon soft leather,
listen to the engine purr.

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