Home after 5,000+ “Naughty-cal” Miles!


I’m just getting ready for my first day of skiing up at Whistler tomorrow, having just returned from 3 weeks in South Florida, the Bahamas, and and the Caribbean. The majority of that time was spent on 3 separate cruise itineraries, covering over 5,000 nautical miles.

The highlight was the first 4-day cruise that I shared with my buddy Kevin – the very first Rock Legends Cruise. Eighteen bands were on board to keep us entertained almost all day and all night. These included some of my favourites – George Thorogood, ZZ Top, Steppenwolf. And, also many, many other talented Southern rockers.

I’m still sorting out many photos and video clips I shot, and will post them shortly. In the meantime, I came across an interesting video posted by the event organizer’s official photographer. It was a blustery day on deck the last full day of the cruise. The band playing is the Artimus Pyle Band. Artimus was the drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd in the 70’s. This was their encore, the classic, timeless “Free Bird”:

In the first couple of minutes, you may be able to spot me in the upper left-hand corner. I’m wearing a black t-shirt and a beige cap, standing to the left of a guy in a bright yellow t-shirt. I’m using my point-and-shoot Canon to snap pictures and shoot a couple of my own videos. Here is one that I took, from my perspective and position, of their final song before the encore – “Sweet Home Alabama”:

There are a bunch more videos from the cruise on YouTube – just click here to get a list.

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