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All eyes peeled . . . rumbling means something approaches from outside the Narrows

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carrying passengers.

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It’s Norwegian Jewel.  An insider’s view was featured here on this blog a few months back.

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Seeing the flashy scene around this lifeboat puzzled my naked eyes.

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Any week now, Norwegian Breakaway will be replacing Jewel.

All fotos earlier this month by Will Van Dorp.

Here was 20.  And this first foto is in fact mine:  16 m pilot boat America eastbound in the KVK last week.  But the rest of these fotos come thanks to G. Justin Zizes Jr, who earlier this weekend

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had a berth on Norwegian Jewel on a “cruise to nowhere,” aka a large ship gallivant on the high seas.  Justin caught these fotos from a balcony at an hour that I’m guessing most on board were asleep.   Arrival,

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beginning the climb,

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and departure of the pilot boat, soon just a few lights

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in the wee hours of this morning.

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Connect the dots . . . er . . .. lights and what do you get?

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Two more fotos from Justin:  Friday night departure, and

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Sunday morning return.

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Many thanks to Justin for these fotos.

 

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