Local Crafts at Ogden Point, Victoria Vancouver Island 2017

One of the joys of coming down to take pictures of cruise ships at Ogden Point is discovering the many local crafts made by local artists. You will not find this type of quality at your local mall for sure. If you do come into a port , please take the time to visit port crafts which are normally in the dock area. Majority are reasonably priced and majority will take credits cards or your currency . My problem is I cannot resist at times so end up supporting local artists and of course my family end up with surprised presents  🙂

The below picture is the large tent now used by our local artists. IMG_3017

 

 

 

At Ogden Point July 15th 2017
First local Artist and Jeweler who makes lovely products
https://www.facebook.com/CoralBarclayFineArtist/
https://www.coralmbarclay.com/ 

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Next vendor at  Ogden Point July 15th 2017
This is PolyGems who use Polymer Clay to make a lot of their products. Newest are soaps and small paintings.
http://www.polygems.net/
https://www.facebook.com/polygems123/IMG_3034

Next  at Ogden Point July 14th 2017
A new local vendor selling at the cruise port, course I bought an item for Liz 🙂
– Fused Wood & Resin Jewelry –https://www.facebook.com/arteakjewelry/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/arteakjewelry
Instagram = @arteakjewelry –

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Liz now has a lovely Burl wood and resin necklace.. check out her above website.

Next  at  July 7, 2017 Ogden Point -Cruise Terminal
One of our Local Craft Vendors Handcrafted Honey , scented honey candles and more. #ogdenpoint #theyoungwildandfreeshop
https://www.facebook.com/theyoungwildandfreeshop/
http://www.theyoungwildandfreeshop.com/product/infused-honey

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Now have some honey at home 🙂 🙂

Next at July 7, 2017 Ogden Point -Cruise Terminal
One of our Local Craft Vendors Handcrafted Leather / Stone bracelets and more. Ready to serve you #wovenstoneco #ogdenpoint
https://www.facebook.com/wovenstoneco/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/wovenstoneco

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Well I now have two men’s bracelets , one is brown leather and wood (Handcrafted with Genuine Leather, wood, Grainstone, and Fancy Jasper gemstones) .while other is black with lava stones as in (Genuine Leather, Lava Stone, Hematite, & Black Agate gemstones.) Course Liz, grandchildren have benefited.  🙂

Ogden Point July 28, 2017
A cool but sunny evening with three ships in, 
 HAL Eurodam. Ruby Princess and NCL Jewel.
Here is a new vendor , come on down and shop
Sweet Silver Sea Shells Sweetsilverseashells Handmade Jewellery with a Beachy Boho Style www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SweetSilverSeaShells
https://www.facebook.com/Sweetsilverseashells/
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As I discover more vendors ,  I will add to this section.

For the moment here is one of the cruise ships moored near the Artists Craft tent

HAL MS Amsterdam on July 16, 2017

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Sorry about not posting for a few months .. Stay tuned / Rob  (aka RobBar)

 

 

Ogden Point Alaska Cruises 🚢 2017

The Cruise ships have started to arrive at our port

As we were on Queen Victoria from April 4th to April 21 2017 I missed Star Princess arriving on April 10th followed by HAL Zaandam April 25th and Eurodam , Nieuw Amsterdam that same week

I finally was able to get down to Ogden Point this week and though the weather was cloudy and windy the sun came out so I saw Coral Princess,  Ruby Princess, Eurodam and NCL Jewel

Even saw new emergency loos

A Christmas Wish Delivered

/ Nothing to with cruising but it is Christmas Eve 2015 , about 23:00 pst and we have returned from our Xmas Eve service.

Sitting here, my grand dog Lucy (Golden Lab) snoring near my feet while Carols play on the radio.

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Ms Lucy, dreaming of being on a cruise 🙂

I checked my WP blogs and in comes this one

It is so wonderful to read of this joyful Christmas present for ‘Bilos’ a dog .

Who is blind , yet  full of life

What a way for me to enter Christmas Day ⚓️⛴😀

Merry Christmas everybody

Rob

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the rescue – All the creatures were stirring, believing something would ensue. Whispers and wishes hung in the air, In hopes of Bilos’ special someone. Could we dare? Bilos is blind, born without eyes, But we knew when we met him – he was a special prize. Smart, and sweet, […]

http://gardensforgoldens.com/2015/12/24/a-christmas-wish-delivered/

QUEEN MARY 2 SAILS ON 250TH ATLANTIC CROSSING TODAY

An update into 2016 including enlargement of kennels area to accommodate more furry passengers.

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The Queen Mary 2 will embark passengers today for an historic Atlantic crossing- her 250th such voyage since she first entered service in January of 2004. The great liner will sail from the Red Hook terminal in Brooklyn, New York, on an eight day eastbound transatlantic crossing this afternoon. Following her arrival in Southampton on December 3rd, […]

https://travelswithanthony.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/queen-mary-2-sails-on-250th-atalntic-crossing-today/

Alaska Cruise season 2015 to Ogden Point finishes with 2016 Growth

The Star Princess was the last ship in for Alaska 2015 cruise season at Ogden Point , on its way to Los Angeles.

Deck. Ship. At sea....

Per attached article ,

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/more-cruise-visitors-expected-next-year-on-bigger-ships-1.2107226

quote: ” Overall, the harbour authority welcomed 227 ship visits and about 533,000 passengers in 2015 — up from 206 ship visits and about 465,000 passengers the previous year –  It’s a record year,” said Ian Robertson, chief executive officer of the harbour authority, which oversees cruise operations at Ogden Point. “It’s a record year for number of ships and number of passengers coming into Victoria.” Robertson attributed the increase to the growing Alaskan cruise market and the rising appeal of Victoria as a destination port –  ”

It is expected for 2016 to be same number of ships but larger capacity as RCCL will be sending the International’s Explorer of the Seas , a first to Alaska.

This year with introduction of low sulphur ships , ferry to Inner Harbour , improvements to Ogden Point and transportation , our cruise port is very popular with passengers and crew.

Looking for forward to 2016 season.

/ nice review /.  Mini Cruise on the Queen Mary 2 from Hamburg to Southampton

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Mini Cruise on the Queen Mary 2 (Queens Grill, Q2 accommodation) In September of this year Hus and I enjoyed a mini – and I mean MINI- two night cruise from Hamburg, Germany back to Southampton, England. When we disembarked the ship at Southampton (looking at the ship with forlorn faces) it was embarking on […]

https://thelulureview.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/mini-cruise-on-the-queen-mary-2-from-hamburg-to-southampton/