cloud cover this morning –

And this is as far as I am going to go on “Ships Passing” I have decided to insert our ship name and the dates once I have some graph paper on which to figure it out.

This is just a really short note. We bailed off the ship at around 1030 this morning. I had planned on later, but it turns out to be emergency drill day. My ears really don ‘t need to hear all of the alarms.

We hiked into town – there is one pretty bit of enamel on the covers –

Unlike yesterday – all the covers are the same.  The ship from across the bay 

and – as a fiber person, I really appreciated the following in the bridge railing –

the symbols of the textile industry. 

We finally located the tourist information center. Wifi log in was a bit challenging…. to say the least. OTOH- it is free…

(actual date at time being 6 Nov 2023 @ 1155…)

Addendum –

For those interested in fiber – I found a small shop in the covered arcade that had… yarn, fabric, floss and all the notions in the world. 


The shop – a cash only establishment which is not at all uncommon – had a lovely woman working there. I showed her a picture of my most recent cross stitch. She figured it out and found four bolts of stitching fabric.  Three were rather large Aida and the fourth was evenweave. I was trying to figure out how to communicate how much I wanted when she started to unwrap a portion and found that there was about a 1/4 of a meter already uncut. Done. I think it will workout to about 28-32 ct. Either one is fine. One small corner was smudged. The cost? 500 Yen (current exchange rate is 1$US to 167 Yen). Definitely a bargain. 



It was still raining when we sailed out – which didn’t stop the farewell that we received!
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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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