Monday, 18 September 2017

Up, up and away.

18th September Limo to




Car to Bristol with brother Martyn

Whilst in England

Visiting Seminary friends in Devonshire

Two excursions on MV Balmoral - Bristol River Avon and Severn Estuary with family members

Five days near Pickering, Yorkshire with brother Martyn, Sister in Law Wendy, and Purdy the dog
This (weather permitting)
Visit the pub my niece owns in Downton, Wilsthire (no connection with Downton Abbey) with my sister Ruth and brother-in-law Dennis

Visiting seminary friends Keith and Liz in Codsall, Wolverhampton

Final English day

Southampton Cruise Terminal

A life on the Ocean Waves

Seven days later

Goin' home

Limo to Sarasota.  Oct 20th

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Was it only a week ago?

This time last week (Sunday 6:35 p.m.)  I was at the home of my friends Bill and Pat as we waited out Irma.  Mutual friend Bob was also with us.

We had just had an early dinner of Pasta and Shrimp, with a good side salad.  We ate early in case we lost power.

By 10:00 p.m. we (having played "Mexican Train" dominoes) adjourned  to the Lanai for a glass of Port and some chocolate, daring to believe that we had escaped the worst.

In the event we were fortunate.  We slept "O.K", and we never lost electricity.

Was this seven days ago, or  seven weeks ago?  

It's already seeming like a distant memory.

But I must remember that some of my friends in Sarasota are still without power, and that many place in Florida, in Cuba, in Puerto Rico, and in some Caribbean (Leeward) Islands are still without water, power, sewage and FOOD.


Tomorrow, Monday 18th, I'll embark on a big adventure with an almost five week journey to the U/K. to be with my beloved family members, and with some dear friends.

More about that in the morning.