Friday, February 27, 2009

Day 53 Semarang, Indonesia











































































































































































Absolutely wonderful day! The highlight was meeting Yan Yan’s family, pictured on top. We started out around 0900 this morning heading for the Ambarawa Antique Train Museum. We boarded a small train and took a nice journey through the countryside. We then went to Tlogo Agro Plantation where we saw the growing & processing of coffee and rubber. It was an interesting visit. Our final stop was the Sam Po Kong Chinese Temple. It was a beautiful temple which made for a nice visit. The day was nice. I especially liked traveling through the countryside seeing villages, crops and people going about their daily lives. Java Indonesia is a nice place to visit. The people are warm and friendly and are happy to host visitors to their country. It was a very special day for the crew. There were hundreds of family members who travel far to spent but a few hours together as a family. It is a very touching thing to see. I ‘m happy that they were able to have their day…. I respect the crew so much for the sacrifices they make being away from their families for many months to make a better life for their children….. It was a great day!!!

3 comments:

blair4990 said...

Your pictures are just wonderful. They tell a whole story without words. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff,

Should the ship happen to have a photo contest like last time, I really don't know how you'll choose what to enter. Excellent photos as usual.
Keep up the good work and enjoy!
BVH-Groton, CT

osi said...

u look so happy...
if i were u...

i wanna go all wonderful place in the world, but i can't do it now...

your pictures give me new inspiration 'n make me give up to do something...learn, learn 'n learn...

thank u...