I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITNG MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

YOU CAN ALSO VISIT .. http://babakaps.net .. TO SEE MY OTHER WEBSITE.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

NOV 22, 14 .. THE HONG KONG STAR FERRIES ..


There are always 'new' folks joining us here who may have not seen the Star Ferries before!

The Star Ferries DOMINATE HONG KONG FOR ME!  I absolutely love them.  Riding them from Kowloon Tsim ShaTsui across Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong Central or to Hong Kong Wan Chai has to rank at the very top (along with eating Singapore Rice Noodles!) of my favorite things to do when I am here visiting Hong Kong. 

Here we go .. HONG KONG STAR FERRIES .. nice view across Victoria Harbor at the Hong Kong Sky Line !
Here is a STAR FERRY moored and loading passengers at the Central Terminal ..
Where the boys are .. the girls are .. after all .. to have more STAR FERRIES .. you have to have mating-pairs !
SHE IS .. the APPLE OF A LOT OF STAR FERRY eyes ! .. and .. SHE KNOWS IT ! ..
Below is a nice side view profile of a STAR FERRY crossing Victoria Harbor ..
Here is a view of the HONG-KONG-ISLAND CENTRAL-STAR-FERRY-TERMINAL ..
And below .. on the other side of Victoria Harbor .. is a view of the KOWLOON STAR FERRY TERMINAL .. IF you look straight ahead slightly to the left .. the shorter building in the foreground .. you can see my YMCA building .. I am VERY close to the STAR FERRY TERMINAL in Kowloon !
OH YES .. there are OTHER FERRIES out on Victoria Harbor ! .. the below ferry goes to LAMMA ISLAND ..
This ferry goes to Lantau Island I believe ..
And this one in the photo below goes to .. I haven't a clue .. but it sure is a LARGE FERRY isn't it?  I think .. and do NOT quote me on this .. but I think I heard one of the smaller Star Ferries say to another .. "Well .. there goes the BIG DOG ! " ..
OH YES .. OH YES .. OH YES .. there are many MANY other sea-going craft out on Victoria Harbor .. just look at this 'classic' ..
AND .. the always and the ever-present .. 'Cruise Ships' .. I mean they come and they go ..
These ships are just .. State-of-the-Art beautiful !
Below are several shots as you walk into the Kowloon Star Ferry Terminal ..
Directions ..
How lucky .. how very VERY FORTUNATE I AM THAT I AM HERE IN HONG KONG once again ..

The below photos were taken during one crossing of the Star Ferry.

I think they pretty well speak-for-themselves.


How many times (I wonder to myself) have I said that I never .. as in NEVER EVER .. tire of the beauty of Hong Kong!



I never tire of seeing the cruise ships docked here in Kowloon!


The next two photos look back at Kowloon.  Notice the above Cruise Liner in the lower left corner of the below photo.


How could anyone ever tire of this beauty!


A Star Ferry heading from Kowloon across Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong's Wan Chai terminal.


Patti and I are so very fortunate to be here visiting the BEAUTIFUL Hong Kong area!


The two photos immediately below show the view up Victoria Harbor.  Looking at the above photo .. you turn to the left and see the below views.




In the above photo .. a photo I shot primarily of the Star Ferry .. the magnificent Hong Kong Convention Center is behind the Star Ferry and invisible in the above photo.

I then snapped the below photo after the Star Ferry passed to our left and out of our view.



Hong Kong's Central Star Ferry Terminal is visible in the lower right of the below photo.  Note also the new Ferris Wheel now under construction.


A night time photo of the Ferris Wheel.


Notice the Ferris Wheel behind Hong Kong's Central Star Ferry Terminal .. our ride across Victoria Harbor is almost finished.



Beauty?  I rest my case!

With So Much Joy We Are Like Two Giddy Teenagers ! 

Cap and Patti ..

Thursday, 20 November 2014

NOV 20, 14 .. PATTI .. LOVES .. BOOKS ..

Aren't I funny (as in a tad perfectionistic) ?  Here in Hong Kong the day and the date and the time is Friday the 21st of November 2014 .. 12 o'clock noontime.   Back in the United States where this website is housed .. it is still Thursday the 20th.  So to keep things .. more or less .. in sync .. I am dating the post the same as the day and the date 'back home' .  Silly huh ?

Patti loves books !

So IF you don't love books and don't want to see many photos of Patti in a wonderful book store here in Kowloon .. just dial-on-out right now. 

Yesterday Patti said to me .. with a note of impending doom in her voice .. 

"Cap ! I don't have a book to read!".. "I must go down to the gift shop here in the YMCA and get a book. "

To keep peace in the family I did NOT tell Patti what I was thinking at this revelation !

One thought did occur to me and it was .. "Let's find a real book store and get you a real book or two or three. I don't think that the YMCA gift shop is the real deal! "

Can you believe that within a few minutes walk from the Kowloon YMCA is a phenomenal book store.

"What's that Crocodile Dundee? ".. "That's a BOOK STORE MATE ! "
  
"I am so flattered when you drop in here Crocodile Dundee ! What's that you say? .. YOU too were thinking thoughts along the lines I was thinking about Patti's book crisis."

Heah We Go (Oh Hi Southern Sheriff !)

SWINDON BOOKS 

Do you all see our Patti ?



Inside the book store we all go ! 


This is quite a book store !



Even better than the YMCA Gift Shop book selection area !



Time now to go into the stacks with our Patti !










Well it is time to call-it-a-wrap !


" Patti ? Did you like the visit to the book store ? "

" Oh Yes ! Thank You So Much For The Visit And For Three Books !  I think that now I will live ! "

" Did you hear that Crocodile Dundee ! " .. " Indeed I did Mate ! "


Much Love To You Babe ! Three books and a visit to the book store sure beats a funeral !

Love .. Cap ..

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

NOV 12-13, 14 .. BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT TO HONG KONG ..

When Patti and I flew from Seattle to Hong Kong on this trip .. thanks to our friend 'Zilla .. we were able to fly in BUSINESS CLASS!

Here we go!  WELCOME ABOARD!

The below photographs show you what Business Class accommodations look like.  Patti is the second head up the aisle on the right!


Below we look forward up the aisle in Business Class.  Notice the small 'television screens' that are 'recessed' into the partitions.



Below is a closer look into my cubicle showing my seat and my 'television screen' still in its 'recessed position'. On the immediate left is the 'control panel' for the seat and for all of the entertainment facilities of which the 'television screen' is the major player!  On my seat is my seat belt.  My seat will recline straight ahead into the open area below the 'television screen'.



In the following two photos below .. I have fully reclined my seat into its 'flat-bed-position'.



In the below photo the seat is not quite 100% flat.  I was still new to the process.  Later I found that the seat would completely flatten-out.



Below you see my legs will go fully forward.  My 'television screen' remains 'recessed' into its partition wall.



OK!  Lights / Camera / Action .. I have released my 'television screen' from its 'recessed' position into its 'entertainment position'.



Below I have returned my seat into its 'vertical' take-off and landing-position.  My 'television screen' remains out-for-action! Do you see .. straight ahead .. the control panel?




A little 'peek' out my window as we 'taxi' out to take off for Hong Kong.




Looking up the runway .. we are about to take-off for Hong Kong !



Now we are 'airborne'.


Seattle, Washington, in the USA, as viewed just after take-off.



We are now on-our-way to Hong Kong !



We are high above the clouds far below us.




Below we have one HAPPY flier !



Time to catch-up on the news at 35,000 feet in the air!





Yes .. even at 35,000 feet the sun sets !



We are on-the-ground in Hong Kong ..


Before touch-down ..



It was a very nice flight .. Thanks 'Zilla for the upgrade.

Smiles from Cap and from Patti ..

Post Script .. In tiny words .. Maybe no one will notice !  In a perfect world .. I would have put this Post up at the beginning of my Hong Kong photographs.  

Below this Post is a Post showing Hong Kong Buses and Trams (NOV 18, 14 .. PHENOMENAL HONG KONG PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION).  IF YOU CARE TO DO SO .. revisit the below Post and you will see that I have added a number of new photos since I published it yesterday the 18th.  Specifically I added a number of photos showing shots of people in the Hong Kong MTR .. Hong Kong's underground subway system.  I am having one deuce-of-a-time with this Jet Lag.  It must be my age.  /s/  Cap and Patti (who is sleeping).

Go ahead now !  Just scroll on down to see the revised Post !