• Clipper Vacation

    June 23, 2009

    Hello from the Victoria Clipper IV!

    The Clipper is so cool! What a fun way to travel!

    Interesting facts about the Clipper:

    • The Victoria Clippers are some of the world’s fastest catamarans.
    • The speed of the Clipper is about 35 miles per hour.
    • The 71-mile voyage between Seattle and Victoria takes about 2.5 – 3 hours.

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    For breakfast, I grabbed a quick egg and cheese sandwich on an English muffin. I didn’t snap a pic because we were in such a rush to make the Clipper on time. (We had a slow start this morning.) I also enjoyed a hot coffee with soy milk.

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    Can you tell that I am totally psyched for Victoria?!? Whee! I love vacation!

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    Mal spent the first 20 minutes of the ride talking to AT&T about possible international charges during our trip to Victoria.

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    To avoid international charges when using your iPhone, Mal was told to do the following:

    • Turn Airplane Mode ON
    • Turn Data Roaming OFF (under Settings –> General –> Network)

    Even if you do these things, you will still be charged international rates for any sort of “data transfer” (i.e. phone calls, internet, email, and text message, etc.). However, you will not be charged for using applications already downloaded onto your iPhone.

    I have a serious backlog of posts from my time in Seattle, but I will blog about them soon enough.

    Stay tuned for more from Canada!!!

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    brandi June 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    so fun! I’m glad you guys are having a great time – vacations are the best!

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    Becci June 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I had never heard of the Victoria Clippers….off to google them!!! Have tons of fun!!!

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    Sues June 23, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Oooh that looks like a super nice boat! Have fun in Canada!! :)

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    Sheri June 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Oooooo…you are so going to love Victoria! I hope that the weather is glorious for you! Yes, the Clippers are pretty cool and so fun!

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    Sarah June 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Have a great time in Canada! I’ve always wanted to go there :) The Clipper sounds like fun!

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    Jess June 23, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Have a great time in Canada!!

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    Jocelyn June 23, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Hope you love my country as much as I doooo :)

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    jenna June 23, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    the Clipper sounds like an awesome way to travel!! A nice change!

    Thats such a cute photo of you!

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    Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) June 23, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Have a great time!

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    Johanna B June 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I love to visit Canada. I know you’re having a good time. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

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    Rachel June 23, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Your trip sounds like so much fun!! Your hair looks so pretty wavy like that!

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    leslie June 23, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    catamarans are such a fun way to travel! enjoy victoria!

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    Marianne June 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Too bad I’ve moved offices to the other side of the building, otherwise I could have watched from my desk to see when your ferry came into the harbour! Actually, now that I’ve said that, it kinda sounds creepy.

    Looks like the weather might be nice for your stay in Victoria :)

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    Shannon (The Daily Balance) June 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    can’t wait to hear about Victoria!! ;)

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    Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Looks like you’re having fun already! It’s too bad about the roaming charges, though.

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