News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.

The Acropolis and Baklava

• Dwain C. Crum •

October 10, 2013

Filed under Columns, The Sea Rebel

I left Bari in Italy for Patras in Greece.  My ferry, the Superfast II (yes, that’s its name) would be traveling 295 nautical miles.  I had a room for the night on board as we would not be reaching Greece until the next morning.  This w... Read more »

The Land of the Euro

Dwain Crum

July 18, 2013

Filed under Cities, Columns, News, The Sea Rebel

It is a long way from the Land of the Dollar Bill to the Land of the Euro, at least it was for me on the Pacific Princess.  30,647 nautical miles, that was the distance covered during my 107 day cruise from Port Everglades, Fl... Read more »

Israel, the Holy Land & A Sea Rebel

Dwain Crum

July 5, 2013

Filed under Cities, News, The Sea Rebel

I don't like rules and regulations, never have, never will.  Individual freedom has always seemed to me to be far more important.  The pirates of old were much more free than many (actually most) of the people of today.  That's... Read more »

Pyramids and Feluccas

Dwain Crum

June 27, 2013

Filed under Columns, The Sea Rebel

Egypt, the land of the Nile, is home to Pyramids and Feluccas.  My cruise ship the Pacific Princess stopped at three ports in Egypt:  Safalga, Sharm al Sheik and Port Said.  In addition to those three ports of call, another... Read more »



June 3, 2013