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Traveling With Tropical Waves Radio

This is an update so you can continue to listen to Tropical Waves Radio as you travel, sitting on the beach or simply while you are planning or thinking about traveling to a relaxing latitude.

May 1st, Tropical Waves Radio is not listed in the TuneIn app or at their online website. Due to a dispute between Sony and Radionomy, the stream and all Radionomy streams have been shut down.

You can still find Tropical Waves Radio directly at Radionomy.

An even better idea for listeners is to listen at the Tropical Waves Radio Webpage: http://tropicalwavesradio.playtheradio.com (currently goes to the Radionomy home page).

You can also visit the Captain's Xpression page to listen: https://thecaptainsxpressions.shutterfly.com/

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I encourage you to write to TuneIn at support@tunein.com asking them to re-add Tropical Waves Radio.

We hope that TuneIn resolves their issues and decides to bring our stream back online quickly.

Thank you for listening to Tropical Waves Radio.

Posted by Cpt_Ron 18:43 Archived in USA Comments (0)

Additional Songs Added to Tropical Waves Radio

Take Tropical Waves Radio with you wherever you go. Tune in often as songs are being added and programming is constantly being adjusted. It's a mix of Jimmy Buffett & several other Trop-Rock singers along with Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Blackberry Smoke & other Country-Rock bands. Mixed in are some steel drum music, some Reggae and late night a few hours of more mellow new singer/songwriter tunes.

For relaxation, partying, whether at the beach or stuck in the office, if you enjoy tropical or beach life, you'll enjoy Tropical Waves Radio. You will find it on Radionomy & TuneIn for now and perhaps more streaming radio sites in the coming weeks.

Once there, add me to your favorites and come back often. I can't keep going without you!

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Posted by Cpt_Ron 09:50 Archived in USA Tagged trees boats ocean beach cruise sand country music party rock tropical radio palm reggae radionomy tunein jimmy_buffett steel_drums parrothead rekax chillax Comments (0)

Tropical Waves Radio Program Blocks

For the next few weeks I will try the following timed program blocks for Tropical Waves Radio. Times are EDT.

5:00 AM - 11:00 AM TROP-ROCK/COUNTRY ROCK
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM COUNTRY/TROP-ROCK
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM NEW/LESSER KNOWN ARTISTS
9:00 PM - 5:00 AM NEW/COUNTRY

I'll still add a few songs during the next few weeks, but mainly same songs mixed up in programming. Radionomy throws in fillers and ads which may or may not completely align with my programming. A small price to pay for "FREE".

If you listened early on, there were times when the same tracks came up frequently. I think that I've fixed that.

Please listen and leave a comment to provide feedback.

Posted by Cpt_Ron 20:38 Archived in USA Tagged beach waves fun country rock tropical radio hobby radionomy tunein Comments (0)

Cruise Ship Personnel Took His Power Strip?

You may have heard of the cruise lines confiscating booze from those attempting to smuggle spirits onboard. But, what about power strips? #headscratch

I've been on several cruises to date and on four different cruise lines. After the first cruise, I quickly learned the value of having additional power outlets in the cabin aboard. This has become even more valuable today than it was in the year 2000 when I took to the seas as a cruise rookie.

Even though I park the cell phone in the cabin safe for the duration of the cruise, except for certain ports of call, there is still plenty of need for prime outlet time. Ladies, I'm not referring to shopping when I mention the phrase outlet time. I'm simply referring to the time needed to recharge the many electronic devices that we are all accustomed to using on vacation.

In addition to the occasional recharge of our the cell phone, we have other things that require charging during our cruise. You have the infamous tablet that one uses for either playing a game or reading a book while you relax on your balcony, by the pool, ashore on the beach or that semi-secluded place that you managed to locate onboard. There are other devices that require recharge time as well, like cameras, portable music devices, Bluetooth listening devices and replacement batteries for all mentioned items.

Let's not forget other things that require electrical power while these things are charging. Things like hair dryers, clocks (yes some folks take clocks so as not to miss an onshore excursion), radios, music players and speakers just to mention a few.

Other than the outlet(s) in the bathroom, your have one, perhaps two but rarely three outlets per stateroom. This is not nearly enough outlets (power, not shopping, ladies...stay with me here) for two folks, let alone if you are traveling with a teen or two.

So, I pack a power strip with 4 or 5 places to plug in devices. It's a power strip that is either new or perhaps a year or two old and I rotate charging items as required so that everything either has power when called upon or is fulled charged as needed. Bottom line, they were always an agency rated strip with a circuit breaker included and in safe working condition.

I've never had an issue with packing them in my suitcase. A close friend of mine returned from a cruise on one of the largest cruise ships in that company's fleet and they confiscated his power strip. A piece of his luggage did not show up at his cabin door the night of his embarkation. He asked about it and had to go down below normal guest decks to retrieve his luggage. He was asked to open his bag to remove it. When he pulled out the strip, he was instructed to hand it over. Get this, they took the power strip, but left a three outlet extension cord which is far less safe than the power strip.

The cruise line provided a check tag so that he could pick up his power strip from a huge pile of them at the end of the cruise. When he went to do so, he located his power strip, but there was no tag on the power strip. They made him show his passport so that he could walk away with his power strip. #shakemyhead He noted that there was a lady there picking up her power strip, but also picking up a full size iron (not a travel iron) that was confiscated. Now that one, I understand.

Has this happened to you? What have you had confiscated either as you board or after your boarded? #whatisnext

Posted by Cpt_Ron 10:28 Archived in USA Tagged cruise power luggage charge confiscate power_strip ectronics Comments (0)

Travel Podcast Search

Looking for a fun & informative travel podcast

Please contact me or comment below if you know where I can locate a fun & informative travel podcast. I've found a few online, but Radionomy requires 15 minutes or less for each podcast.

I'm looking for one that I can download & program several spots per week for Tropical Waves Radio and hopefully change every week or two at the most.

My preference would be for Tropical travel. Caribbean, Hawaii and south pacific would be ideal.

Don't know if that will work, but I'd like to give it shot.

Thanks in advance!

Posted by Cpt_Ron 21:00 Archived in USA Tagged travel waves tropical radio podcast radionomy tunein Comments (0)

Tropical Waves Radio Program Blocks

For the next few weeks I will try the following timed program blocks for Tropical Waves Radio. Times are EDT.

5:00 AM - 11:00 AM TROP-ROCK/COUNTRY ROCK
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM COUNTRY/TROP-ROCK
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM NEW/LESSER KNOWN ARTISTS
9:00 PM - 5:00 AM NEW/COUNTRY

I'll still add a few songs during the next few weeks, but mainly same songs mixed up in programming. Radionomy throws in fillers and ads which may or may not completely align with my programming. A small price to pay for "FREE".

If you listened early on, there were times when the same tracks came up frequently. I think that I've fixed that.

Please listen and leave a comment to provide feedback.

Posted by Cpt_Ron 20:39 Archived in USA Tagged beach waves fun country rock tropical radio hobby radionomy tunein Comments (0)

TROPICAL WAVES RADIO ~ Update

Awesome Mix of Trop-Rock, Country Rock, Reggae and Light Rock Music

A bit pf progress for TROPICAL WAVES RADIO, but I need your endorsement.

No, I don't need money, although I wouldn't turn it down. The endorsement that I need is for you to provide a bit of listening time to Tropical Waves Radio.

I have yet to refine the programming, but it's better than when I first began a few weeks ago. I've added more songs and attempted to mix up the genre a little and fit them into a few time periods. More will come as time goes on.

I've added a simple web link to listen while on your PC. Make sure to bookmark it for quick reference. Click here to go to that link.

You can still access Tropical Waves Radio through a search on Radionomy, TuneIn or over on my info site (a work in progress) The Captains Xprerssions.

Note: I'm still attempting to have the singer/song names & album cover appear on TuneIn. Hope to resolve that one in a week or so.

Whether you're at the beach or wishing you were, add TROPICAL WAVES RADIO to your favorites and listen often. You may even hear a few singer songwriter tunes and a few artists that perhaps you've never heard of. Regardless, you'll enjoy the music.

Please! Share with your family & friends. I need a huge audience that listens with a bit of regularity to keep going.

Thanks in advance!

CHEERS!
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Posted by Cpt_Ron 09:49 Archived in USA Tagged country music caribbean rock tropical radio reggae tunes trop-rock Comments (0)

HDTV Cam Update

Big Changes Since My Last Update

There have been quite a few cameras added since my last update. Camera upgrades at some locations have been completed and not only ship tracker added to each site, but option of air traffic tracker on a few.

By the way, HDTV is actually PTZtv. If there is an activity in the area of the cam, these folks will zero in on it when they aren't watching ships or aircraft coming or going. Things like parades, concerts, fireworks and weather events. Speaking of weather events, you will see these cams used by The Weather Channel from time to time.

Rather than go into lengthy discussions about each camera, I'll just provide you a current list. You can click on the links from here to view them. You will want to check them all out, but you will definitely find Maho Beach entertaining. Enjoy them!

Cruise Ports
Port New York
New York Harbor
Port Bermuda
Port Canaveral
Port Tampa
Port Everglades
Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six SW
Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six SE
Port of Miami
Key West Harbor
Port Nassau
Port St. Maarten
Port Aruba

Beaches
Atlantic City
Pompano Beach
Marriott FLL Beach
Hillton FLL Beach
MAHO Beach SXM ~ St. Maarten (You'll enjoy this airport and low flying aircraft over the beach)

Other Cams
New Jersey Wildlife
Morgan Hill ~ California
Kitty Cat Cam

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TROPICAL WAVES RADIO

So, I've been busy with the mundane things that life offers coupled with a little travel and a few special projects along the way. Of which, they have taken me away from this blog as they all lobby for my spare time.

Through this, I decided to create an online radio station where I can broadcast many of my favorite tunes along with a few of those that I have discovered along the way. Music that you will enjoy listening to at the beach or anywhere while you dream of being there.

TROPICAL WAVES RADIO is in it's infinite stages, but I need as much listening audience early on as I can gather. Even if after reading this, you only have a half hour of listening time here and there, it would certainly help and I would greatly appreciate it. If I do not have a large enough listening audience they will remove all of the work that I have done.

I will be adding programming as time goes on.

You can access Tropical Waves Radio through a search on Radionomy, TuneIn or over on my info site (a work in progress) The Captains Xprerssions.

Whether you're at the beach or wishing you were, add TROPICAL WAVES RADIO to your favorites and listen often. You may even hear a few singer songwriter tunes and a few artists that perhaps you've never heard of. Regardless, you'll enjoy the music. Share with your family & friends. CHEERS!

Posted by Cpt_Ron 15:06 Archived in USA Tagged beach sand country music chill tropical chillin radio relax palm reggae chill_out radionomy tunein jimmy_buffett kenney_chesney zac_brown Comments (0)

SS Norway

The End of the Great Ocean Liner Era

In 2003, there was a boiler explosion and she was removed from service. She was owned & operated by Norwegian Cruise lines for just over two and a half decades, but actually entered service as the SS France n 1962. She then was operated by the French line CGT (Compagnie Générale Transatlantique) and sailed Transatlantic between Le Harve & New York.

Around mid 2008, she was dismantled at the ships’ graveyard; the beaches of Alang.

Read more in Malcolm Oliver's Cruiseblog.

Posted by Cpt_Ron 15:03 Tagged new_york travel ship cruise norwegian ncl ss_norway norwegian_cruise_lines ss_france le_harve port_miami Comments (0)

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