Leaving Ashdod



Sitting on my balcony, I am watching the pilot boat/tug as we start to move away from the dock.


Please remember that I have been on the ship for almost three weeks at this point. Today is the day I have a plate of scones in front of me having finally discovered the secret location where they are served complete with cream and strawberry jam at 1600 in the afternoon. I discovered this gastronomic delight only due to asking Sous Chef Wong (Jamaican) why the vegetarian food in the Windjammer was not better labeled. While I was at it, I asked why there was no cream for the scones at Lattitudes.

We proceeded to have an extremely confused conversation for a few minutes until it became evident that he was referring to the Park Cafe while I was wondering why there were only chocolate scones on offer (Lattitudes). Understand, I love chocolate chips and chocolate but even my love has limits and scones are just not a great place to deposit said small morsels. . It wasn’t 1500 for scones, it was 1600 but a trip back was a small price to pay for my treat.


This had been a good day, and not a terribly demanding one. Off the ship for a while, replacing a bag so that I have a way to carry numerous towels, soaps and other treasures back to Germany.

Oh, yes and knitting for a while. Starting another hat, knitting the facing.



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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Leaving Ashdod

  1. carmen says:

    I really like the color changes in that yarn!!

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