I be back!

@garymarsh6 (15749)
United Kingdom
November 20, 2016 10:09am CST
Hello to all mylotters. I hope that things have been well for you over the past few weeks. Well I am now back from my travels and have had a fantastic time. I have met some lovely people, seen many beautiful things and have had a great time. The highlight of my trip has been to see massive planes landing at the airport in St. Maarten which is a beautiful island divided between the French and the Dutch. We did a tour of the island and visted a couple of beautiful beaches. Finally ending up on Maho beach where planes are about 50 feet above your head just before they touch down on the islands International airport. The other great highlight for me was to visit St. Lucia and the Pitons. We walked around the active volcano where you could see mud pools bubbling away and pockets of gas escaping in puffs of steam. The air thick with the smell of sulphar almost like rotten boiled eggs. Interestingly the six days it took to cross the Atlantic were a bit odd as the clock went back an hour every day so we ended up with 25 hour days. Sadly my body clock did not adjust to these times so I was in the wide awake club every day at 2AM. So I ended up sitting on the top deck drinking coffee and reading whilst everyone else slept. It was a fantastic tour but I have come crashing back to reality and have finished a couple of days at work. Caught up with my ironing of 36 shirts four pairs of trousers and six pairs of shorts plus other bits and bobs that needed washing. So now i intend to relax for the rest of the evening as it is back on full work schedule next week. The photo is of the Pitons in St Lucia. Remnants of a volcanic reaction thousands of years ago.
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@amadeo (87503)
• United States
20 Nov 16
Who is that hottie there. Wow that is a lot of clothing there.Well your back safe and sounds.Thanks for the update.
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
LOL Well I don't know what you are seeing but it is not the same as everyone else! HAHA HI Alfredo we had a great time thanks!
@TheHorse (81742)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Nov 16
Heh. Do you mean the handsome gentleman? Or the two mountains that look more like "tetons" than our American Grand Tetons?
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@snowy22315 (62821)
• United States
20 Nov 16
Great picture! I wish I would have been on the trip!
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
It is nearer for you! I hope one day you get to see it too!
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@pgntwo (22703)
• Douglas, Isle Of Man
20 Nov 16
Jetblast overrated then, is it? Welcome back, good photo!
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
Yes it didn't blow me over! It was an amazing sight though seeing one of those monsters passing feet above your head! According to my daughter I am a geek! But who cares?
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@pgntwo (22703)
• Douglas, Isle Of Man
20 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 I can't see the appeal of getting pummelled by jetblast either, tbh. Still, whatever tickles your funny bone...
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@Asylum (48157)
• Manchester, England
20 Nov 16
Welcome home Gary. I hope that you are enjoying the weather.
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
I know where I would rather be Barry and funnily enough it is not back here!
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@Asylum (48157)
• Manchester, England
20 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 That is the hardest part of a holiday, the contrast and shock on returning home.
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@Corbin5 (134643)
• United States
20 Nov 16
So nice to see you back here!! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. You are all set for the week ahead too!
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
I have just finished the laundry so all is well now. That is the only drawback of going away! We did have a great time though!
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• Lenox, Georgia
20 Nov 16
It sounds like it was a great time! I hope you get plenty of rest. =)
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
We had a great time far too much on offer. Quite tired after all the activities on the ship.
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@Inlemay (17250)
• South Africa
28 Nov 16
welcome back
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 16
OH yes I am back alright but already booked the same sort of thing for next year too!
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@Inlemay (17250)
• South Africa
30 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 did you have the best of FUN!!
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
30 Nov 16
@Inlemay I think you would have loved the cruise Inlemay. First Europe then the Caribbean.
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• China
22 Nov 16
You are really a well-travelled person.This time , once again you feasted your eyes on so many stunning views.
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
I have been to many lovely places and I count my blessings for that but one day I shall return to China. I loved China.
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• China
26 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 I am glad that you love China.Welcome to China !
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
@changjiangzhibin89 It was one of my finest holidays. I enjoyed everything I saw. I felt very safe there and very welcomed. I met some very nice people who spoke to me when I was out in the parks wanting to know where I was from etc. The only thing that worried me was in Beijing people would touch me and put babies in my arms and take a photo. I was worried they would run off leaving me holding their baby! Can you imagine that! Haha!
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@valmnz (14884)
• New Zealand
28 Nov 16
You own 3 shirts????? I'm impressed! It sounds like a great holiday. reality is hard to take, isn't it.
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 16
And a whole lot more! It certainly is back to reality and work to pay for the next one!
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@valmnz (14884)
• New Zealand
2 Dec 16
@garymarsh6 next shirt or next holiday
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 16
@valmnz Holiday Val.
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@SophieY (898)
• South Africa
28 Nov 16
Being awake at 2am on a ship should be fun - how come they weren't partying?
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 16
They were just going to bed as I was getting up! LOL
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@SophieY (898)
• South Africa
30 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 you should have kept them awake and the party going all night
@simone10 (21632)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Nov 16
Welcome back and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your vacation. It sounds really wonderful but sorry to hear that the time changes affected you like that. It probably would have done me the same way
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 16
Its the same when we come to America. It is fine while we are there but when we come home it is quite bizarre.
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@simone10 (21632)
• Louisville, Kentucky
30 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 I bet it can be really exhausting. One's body just can't keep up.
@JudyEv (156596)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov 16
I'm a bit surprised that the clock went back an hour every day. No wonder your body clock was having trouble. Welcome back.
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
I would be worse coming back and losing an hour a day! LOL 25 hour day and still not enough time to do all the things you want to do! LOL
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@JudyEv (156596)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 I think the more time you have the more your chores seem to expand to fill in the time. I get much more done if I''m under a bit of pressure.
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@LadyDuck (208569)
• Switzerland
21 Nov 16
Welcome back Gary. I have followed your journey through your beautiful photos on FB. I suspect that you did not land or take off from St.Maarten International airport, lucky you!. We used to go there with KLM, the airplane had to take off with a very low amount of fuel because the airport runaway is so short that the airplane must be "light" to take off. We stopped in CuraƧao to get fuel before coming back to Holland. It was an adventure.
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
It is a very beautiful and cosmopolitan island. Quite clean and the beaches are beautiful. That must have been quite an adventure taking off from the airport.
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@LadyDuck (208569)
• Switzerland
26 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 I am always relaxed, I do not fear the airplane, but my husband was very (VERY) uncomfortable.
@Fleura (8863)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
Ooh that sounds great, looking forward to hearing more about it!
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
It was great fun but went far too fast for my liking but thats always the way eh!
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@Fleura (8863)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 Doesn't it always! May the work days fly past just as quickly!
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@BelleStarr (42419)
• United States
20 Nov 16
I really enjoyed seeing your photos and it certainly looked like you were having a great time.
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 16
Thank you. You know I wish everyone on here was on the ship we would have had a ball I can tell you!
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@BelleStarr (42419)
• United States
23 Nov 16
@garymarsh6 I am sure we would have. Wouldn't that be cool having a My Lot cruise!!
@DianneN (109666)
• United States
12 Dec 16
Happy you had a lovely trip, and welcome back to the real world!
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 16
It feels like a distant memory! We are very busy at work.
@TheHorse (81742)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Nov 16
Looks beautiful! I've watched videos of those planes landing over the beach. Did you get close enough to almost get blown over?
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 16
Yes you can stand right at the perimeter fence to watch them take off and land right over your head. Didn't get much of a jet blast though when they took off.
@MALUSE (48866)
• Germany
24 Nov 16
We'll hear more about your trip, won't we?
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
It was a superb holiday and very nice to wake up not only in a different port each day but in different countries!
@jstory07 (76401)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Nov 16
After a nice relaxing vaction it is sad to have to go back to work.
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
Yes there is that but then my motivation for working is to save for the next one! I love my job but I love my holidays more!
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20 Nov 16
Wow!It seems to be a Interesting tour.You have bought good memories with you for life time..
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@garymarsh6 (15749)
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 16
The memories are still very fresh in my mind.