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2021-11-16 09:44
Earlier this past summer we experienced wayyyy too much heat....scorching heat, over 40 Celcius for a few days and sadly many unprepared people died. Now mere weeks later there's been too mu… Read More
2020-09-03 22:38
Not having any luck with the new blogger and can't spend any more time trying to figure it out. So will simply track Willy like this. Sighted on Sept.3, 2020 at 05:03 in Sydney Forks Nova S… Read More
The 2020 Cruise That Didn't Happen
2020-04-20 08:48
I was supposed to be onboard NCL Bliss tonight for a 21 night cruise but here i am at home surfing the net and creating Gelli prints. Who knew back in the beginning of the new year that a vi… Read More
2020-03-01 00:49
Sorry i couldn't figure out how to post this; different computer and i forget how to do it after all this time!I was totally surprized to find that my $20. bill is still in circulation after… Read More
Oct. 29, 2019 The Day To Say Goodbye
2019-12-06 10:41
I was coughing all night and there was times when i couldn't get my breath. It was scary but i know what it means. I've had pneumonia on a cruise before, back in 2014 or 15 as well as 2 or 3… Read More
Oct. 28, 2019
2019-12-05 08:53
I awoke early, way too early but couldn't get back to sleep. Finally grabbed my IPad and played a few of my games. I won some and lost some so just gazed out at the ocean for awhile and now… Read More
Oct. 27, 2019  Goodbye Vietnam
2019-12-04 09:59
I didn't get much rest last night, kept waking up every hour or so.The people in the cabin next door had their tv on all night. Usually i hear a man and a loud woman but there were no conver… Read More
Oct. 26. 2019
2019-12-03 11:07
I was wide awake at 5:15a.m. what the heck! It's hard to figure out but i think we're about 14 hours ahead of British Columbia so it's about 7p.m. last night there and i'm living in the futu… Read More
Oct 24, 2019
2019-12-01 09:25
Wide awake at 7a.m. which is way too early for me but then remembered it was another fall back day so it was actually 6a.m. on this ship; What a person does at 6a.m. is beyond me. I tried to… Read More
Oct.23, 2019
2019-11-30 09:59
After breakfast i went to a question and answer session with the cast of the shows and got there a little early while our cruise director Lee's morning show was still on the stage. From what… Read More
Oct. 22, 2019
2019-11-29 10:39
I was up a little too early this morning because of moving our clocks back another hour but i got up, got ready and was eating my brekkie before 8a.m. I sat with a lady from Australia who wa… Read More
Oct. 21, 2019
2019-11-28 09:17
I was up and about at 7a.m. but still feeling tired. There's lots of fluffy clouds out there that look like towel animals and you can hardly tell where the sky and sea meet because it's all… Read More
Oct. 20, 2019 A Visit To Guam
2019-11-27 09:33
What a crazy night. I fell asleep with the lights on and woke up because the phone was ringing and my watch said it was 9 oclock.I thought it meant it was 9 A.M. and that i had missed my exc… Read More
Oct. 19, 2019
2019-11-26 08:41
I fell asleep playing my game last night and that was a first for me, another dam sign of growing old!I must not have been out for long, in fact it must have been brief because my IPad was s… Read More
Oct. 18, 2019
2019-11-25 08:33
I was up and about quite early again this morning. This is so unusual for me. It seems i become a different person while on a cruise. When i look out my porthole window i see dullish colours… Read More
Oct. 17, 2019 Are You Ok?
2019-11-24 08:41
I was up way too early again and so were the people next door. They had their tv on loud at 6a.m.and alot of conversation too. I've never heard a couple that does as much talking as they do… Read More
2019-11-23 09:55
I was up early again this morning and in the Lido eating breakfast before 8a.m. This is so not me. But i had awakened with my problem nail almost completely off so i put it out of it's miser… Read More
Oct. 15, 2019 Theres No Oct. 14th For Me
2019-11-22 10:33
I woke up at 6:30a.m. and the ship was very quiet. Well, it's always quiet on the cabin decks but still, this is unusual for me to see this early hour. It's sunny and bright out there and th… Read More
Oct. 13, 2019 At Sea
2019-11-21 08:37
I awoke early; well, early for me. The people in the cabin next door talk long and loud. I havent seen them and i've noticed they have the "snoozing" sign on their doorknob just about all th… Read More
Oct. 11, 2019 Honolulu.
2019-11-18 08:29
Maui write up for Oct.10th has been lost along with Oct. 9th.I woke up at about 9a.m. feeling a little tired so just chilled playing my IPad game for awhile. I heard people talking in the ne… Read More
Oct. 8, 2019 Meeting Interesting People
2019-11-16 09:51
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019  Meeting interesting peopleI slept peacefully all night and woke up feeling refreshed which is rare for me cuz i usually wake up tired and headachy and miserable ev… Read More
Oct. 7, 2019 Misinterpretations
2019-11-15 09:02
Got up early and went for breakfast, no muesli again today. I had been hoping  it might be there but when i asked an employee he directed me to a stand that had a selection of dry cerea… Read More
Oct. 6, 2019 Sleeping My Cruise Away
2019-11-14 08:45
Slept around the clock, a full 12 hrs. It didn’t surprise me cuz i was so tired from embarkation. Actually i was up two or three times  because of muscle cramps in my legs and fee… Read More
Oct. 24, 2018 On My Own In Singapore
2018-12-04 10:37
It’s Wednesday in Singapore and i’m alone on my third day here. My room mate Annie left at 2:30a.m. to go to the airport. When she went to sleep at 7:30 last night so did … Read More
Oct. 22, 2018 Singapore
2018-12-02 11:04
We’ve arrived at at the port of Singapore at 7 a.m.and it’s time to leave the ship. Singapore is in a bit of mist at but even from the port it looks lovely. I am so looking for… Read More
Oct. 21, 2018 At Sea
2018-12-01 11:55
I felt tired this morning so stayed in and didn’t even go for breakfast. Hot dam! It was probably my last chance to enjoy a bowl of muesli unless we have time before our departure in… Read More
Oct 18, 2018 Ko Samui, Thailand
2018-11-29 09:48
Ko Samui is Thailands second largest island and it lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It’s known for its palm fringed beaches, coconut groves and den… Read More
2018-11-28 09:35
We docked at 6a.m. about 15 miles out of the city of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. I didn’t have an excursion planned and not sure if i even wanted one bad enough to stand in a… Read More
Oct. 16, 2018 At Sea
2018-11-27 11:10
After a nice breakfast i went to trivia in the Fyzz Lounge and joined a team of very bright people. We got ONE question wrong out of 20 questions so got very close to being awarded a… Read More
Oct. 14, 2018 Nha Trang, Vietnam
2018-11-25 10:00
We were up at 6:30a.m. To get ready for our excursion into Nha Trang, Vietnam. Annie got ready early enough to go for the buffet breakfast while i ordered room service. I got my muesl… Read More
2018-11-24 08:56
I was up and about a little earlier than usual this morning, went for breakfast in the Garden buffet, ate my fav muesli and fruits and returned to my room because i got cold in there… Read More
Oct. 12, 2018 Hong Kong Day 24
2018-11-23 09:47
We were up early this morning as we had our excursion Highlights of Hong Kong at 7:30a.m.  After disembarking we got on our bus and when it was full we took off to Victoria Peak. I to… Read More
Oct. 11, 2018 Hong Kong Day 23
2018-11-22 08:42
I woke up tired again today and it took me so long to pull myself together i almost missed breakfast. There’s a fairly calm sea drifting by with an overall colourless sky and it… Read More
Oct 10, 2018 Taipei Keelung, Taiwan
2018-11-21 10:39
Woke up docked in Taiwan. The port is in an area called Keelung and the adjoining city is Taipei. It looks like we’re right downtown. Lots of traffic going by; cars, buses, lots of m… Read More
Oct. 9, 2018 Day 21 At Sea
2018-11-20 10:54
Got up, showered and headed on down the length of this ship to the Garden Cafe for my usual breakfast. I sat with a nice lady named Julie from Ireland and we shared stories of our cruises… Read More
Oct. 8, 2018 Day 20 Kochi, Japan
2018-11-19 10:09
I was up early, well, early for me, like 7:45 even though i had set a wake up call for 8:15. I got ready and went the meeting place at 9:15 and in the vestibule an employee was sellin… Read More
Oct. 7, 2018 First Day In Our New Cabin
2018-11-18 10:46
Woke up in our new bright sunlit cabin at about 7a.m. and i have a sore throat with some coughing. Once again the first thing i think of is pneumonia and what should I do to prev… Read More
Oct. 6, 2018 Tokyo (Yokohama) Japan
2018-11-17 10:12
Got up early to finish up the packing and Annie got hers all done and left to go for breakfast with her friends and then debark and visit Tokyo. I decided to stay onboard as excursions no… Read More
Oct. 5, 2018 At Sea
2018-11-16 09:27
I went for breakfast and sat with Juan from Puerto Rico and his roomie friend. The friend looked tired and he said it was because of being awakened several times during the night due to… Read More
Oct 4, 2018 Aomori, Japan
2018-11-15 09:01
Woke up in Aomori, Japan this morning. A tug boat was pushing us into position and we are here for the day. It’s about 7:30 and sun is trying to come out of the clouds.It’s not… Read More
2018-11-14 10:12
Pronounciation is Hack o da tee. Glad to find that out after calling it Hack o Date all along.After breakfast i made my way down to the Stardust theatre to listen for my excursion to… Read More
Oct. 2, 2018 Otaru,Japan
2018-11-13 10:10
Otaru (Sapporo) Japan is where I woke up this morning. I went to the buffet and ate my usual breakfast and visited with LeeAnne, a lady who lives in Langley, about 20 kms from my home. She… Read More
Oct 1, 2018 And It's Saturday In Russia
2018-11-12 10:37
Woke up in Petropavlovsk, Russia this morning. It’s a bright beautiful day and the view from our cabin is of snow covered mountains in the distance, boats in the bay and we are on th… Read More
Sept. 29, 2018 Cabin Crawl
2018-11-11 09:27
Got up early and Annie and I went for breakfast and then to the Atrium where we met the Cruise Critic group for the cabin crawl. There were about 20 people there, maybe a little more and o… Read More
Sept. 28, 2018 Day 11, At Sea
2018-11-10 09:06
Woke up to a calm sea and sunshine! How amazing is that to change so drastically overnight. I went up to the Le Bistro for my breakfast today as i had observed yesterday that they als… Read More
Sept. 25, 2018 Day 9 A Sea Day On The Jewel
2018-11-08 09:07
Our clocks have been moving back an hour a day for awhile now. This morning i was up and about earlier than usual. I showered and washed my hair and made coffee in the cabin and took my ti… Read More
Sept. 24,2018 On The Bering Sea
2018-11-07 09:46
Or maybe still the Pacific. I’m not sure where the Bering sea begins or ends. Yesterday there wasn’t any land to be seen, it was foggy so there might have been some of the Aleu… Read More
Sept. 23, 2018 At Sea
2018-11-06 08:53
Got up a little earlier this morning and went to the Lido for breakkie. It was a mob scene in there and i thought of going to OSheehans as apparently they excel in breakfasts. But i&r&hell…Read More
Sept. 22, 2018 Seward, Alaska
2018-11-05 10:30
I remember waking up and thinking that we were docked in Seward, Alaska and that Annie had already left the room to go on her whale watching tour boat trip. The window curtains were closed… Read More
Sept 21, 2018 Day 6 At Sea
2018-11-04 09:36
Woke up this morning sailing on a very big ocean; no land in sight, just water and sky and that’s what I love. We took our time getting going which was very relaxing to not have to r… Read More
Sept. 20, 2018 Dawes Glacier And Juneau
2018-11-03 08:17
We arranged for a wake up call early this morning to be able to view our entry into Endicott Arm at 6:30a.m. I went for breakfast in the Lido or I should say the Garden Cafe as they don&rs&hell…Read More
Sept 19, 2018 Ketchican, Alaska
2018-11-02 08:40
Woke up already docked in beautiful downtown Ketchikan. I got ready and went for breakfast then disembarked and I was excited to see the Time Bandit docked near us. My husband and I have en… Read More
2018-11-01 09:25
We woke up early and land was very close to our ship on the port side. I felt confused as I knew we’d been sailing for 8 or 9 hrs and I had never seen land this close on my previous… Read More
Cruising The NCL Jewel
2018-11-01 07:48
Cruising with NCL JewelI am off once again checking out what’s happening on the seas and in the world. This will be BTB (back to back cruises)First leg:DatePortArriveDepartMonday… Read More
Sept. 17, 2018 North To Alaska Day 1
2018-10-31 08:23
I’m on my way to meet my travel companion Annie at the cruise terminal in Vancouver. We’ll be meeting for the first time....can you believe it......i’m going on a 35 day… Read More
2018-04-29 03:01
 My $20. bill has surfaced once again, this time in Mississauga, Ontario. This is the eighth time it has been documented on the Where's Willy site. It took 140 days, 6 hrs and 59 minute… Read More
2018-03-24 07:56
It was a cold rainy day I met my granddaughter Jennifer and her two kiddos, my great granddaughters at Boston pizza. It was literally pouring when we arrived but we were warm and dry in our… Read More
Jan 19 Our Last Day With Sunshine
2018-02-06 09:18
We decided it would be a good idea to set individual times to pack our bags otherwise be falling all over each other if we all tried to pack up at the same time. Our checked luggage will… Read More
Jan 18 At Sea
2018-02-05 08:37
Breakfast was nice and i enjoyed lots of fruits and yogurts and a little pastry. The girls took off to the pool and suntanning and i went to a seminar in the piano bar. It was em… Read More
Jan 17 St. Kitts
2018-02-04 08:10
We were docked by 7a.m. In beautiful St. Kitts. Formally known as Saint Christopher Island together with its neighbour Nevis makes up a single two island nation. St. Kitts was the first En… Read More
Jan 16 San Juan, Puerto Rico
2018-02-03 08:46
Founded in1521 by Ponce de Leon, San Juan is the oldest city within U.S. territory and the capital of Puerto Rico. It is also known as the rum capital of the world.We were already docked i… Read More
2018-02-01 08:27
Slept in a little later today as it’s a sea day, thank goodness as i need to get some rest. Ate breakfast in the Lido then went out by the pool where there was a very large gath… Read More
Jan 12 Barbados And Harrisons Caves
2018-01-30 08:35
Barbados is named after the bearded fig trees found throughout the island. This coral island is known for its white sand beaches and warm people.We went early to breakfast before the ship d… Read More
2018-01-29 06:44
We began our day with a Lido buffet breakfast and then a visit to the casino. Afterwards we went to a trivia contest with the topic of songs from the movies and because my daughter is a hu… Read More
2018-01-29 06:38
Our second sea day started off cool but warmed up as we made progress south. We had a nice buffet breakfast minus my favourite Lido muscelli. I looked all over for it and finally asked a c… Read More
2018-01-28 10:54
Before arriving in Virginia, the 1607 Jamestown settlers stopped off in St. Thomas to stock up on supplies, making the island a popular shopping destination ever sinceI awoke this morning… Read More
2018-01-28 10:36
Our Sunshine team: Captain Lorenzo CalogeroChief Engineer: Sebastian ManganoHotel Director: Niksa PelicCruise Director: Lee MasonOur transfer to the Sunshine ship was short and uneventful. W… Read More
2018-01-28 10:32
Caribbean cruise Carnival Sunshine Jan. 2018Jan. 6, 2018 Flying Delta Air from YVR to Port Canaveral, Florida. Spending the night at the Hilton Cocoa Beach and boarding the Sunshine ship at… Read More
2018-01-27 08:51
We began our day with a Lido buffet breakfast and then a visit to the casino. Afterwards we went to a trivia contest with the topic of songs from the movies and because my daughter is a hu… Read More
Day 3 Jan. 8 Sea Day
2018-01-26 09:15
Our second sea day started off cool but warmed up as we made progress south. We had a nice buffet breakfast minus my favourite Lido muscelli. I looked all over for it and finally asked a c… Read More
Willy Sighting
2017-12-09 00:37
I was notified that my $20. bill has been registered once again in Ontario. It's been about 13 months since it was listed and i thought maybe it had become worn and old and had gon… Read More
Beijing May 13, 2017 798 Art Zone
2017-05-25 08:50
Art and Kitsch are the words of the day. Mr. Hong and Jack picked me up at 8a.m. and we were off to the Dashan area to see the art and shops in an old Bauhaus influenced former munitions fac… Read More
Beijing May 9, 2017 The Summer Palace
2017-05-19 08:36
My agenda for today was to visit a Hutong but by then Jack knew that the Summer Palace was my number 1 most desired place to return to and visit while here. He suggested that we do it today… Read More
Beijing, China May 5 - 6, 2017
2017-05-18 08:26
My flight on Air China took off half an hour later than scheduled. Everything went well and my seat wasn't on a wing as the online plane diagram had shown. Instead I had window seat just ahe… Read More
A Visit To Vancouver Island
2017-04-15 00:05
I set off from Delta about 8a.m to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to catch a 2 hour ferry ride to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. My destination was the city of Courtenay about a two hour d… Read More
A Storm, A Tree And A Greenhouse Meet
2016-10-18 09:00
Last Friday a storm passed though the Vancouver area; we had been warned for days before hand. It didn't seem like that big of a deal: a little rain, a howling wind and then quiet and i thou… Read More
Willy Sighting!
2016-09-02 20:43
My $20.bill has been sighted once again, 6 years after leaving my hands at a lottery ticket kiosk in the mall. I often thought about it and always look for a new one to come into my hands bu… Read More

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