Steamboating colleagues,
E=Mail exchanges here from Franz mentions he will be also in Istanbul, Turkey on June 30, same day I'll be arriving by ship, continuing on to Greec/Italy. What a surprise like 'Ships that pass in the night.' Franz will be aboard SEADREAM II from Athens to Istanbul. Franz disembarks his ship at 4:00 PM for flight home. We'll 'try' to coordinate at least to say "Hi." With our tour of Istanbul/Black Sea etc. along with international ship/airline security it may be a close call. There's a Homeland Security worldwide now with even tougher regulations, whether we like it or not. We'll be on PRINCESS CRUISES ship RUBY PRINCESS sailing this coming week from Barcelona, Spain until 2nd week of July. Whether our two ships will be docked close a good question. We steam the Dardanelles past ancient Troy, Gallipoli and into the Sea of Marmara. We end in Venice several days; then on to Paris. 'How you gonna' keep them down on the farm after they've see Paree?'

R. Dale Flick
Coal Haven Landing, Ohio River, Cincinnati