After sleeping the sleep of the completely exhausted and hip sore I headed out early to check email. Amazing how much of our lives are now controlled by electronic communications, isn’t it? Anyway, at 0630 the port terminal isn’t open and the guy on the gate couldn’t have cared less when I hiked out and along the building front back to the Harbor Police Station and across the street from the Evergreen Hotel where there is most excellent WiFi. And motor scooters, all them lined up at the light and ready to rumble.

On my way back, I noted that there were some interesting engravings on the top of some of the posts –

Around noon, George and I went off the ship for a bit mostly to explore and see a bit of Keelung. Train station, an attempt to find the Maritime Museum, one of the outdoor markets, numerous narrow streets and no thermoses at the first of the two local Starbucks, I was about ready to head back to the ship. 

Oh – we also found what I am mentally calling Motor Scooter Street. New and Used lined up and at least four repair/maintenance shops that I could see. 

And then the sky opened up and it started pouring. I lasted long enough to confirm that there probably isn’t a Starbucks Taiwan thermos and I had no interest in collecting even a Taiwan only mug as I would only manage to break it before I got it home. 

Two other things of note – the walk signs which include timers –

and the occasional shop with a row of what I thin of as Toy excavation machines –

headed once more back to the ship in the rain. Want to warm up and maybe take a nap. Dinner with an officer tonight….

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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 Keelung

  1. Jen says:

    Seriously, you need to rename your site “Where is Holly now?” 🙂

    Hope you and the family are well. We’re coping and none of the kids are or will be called up.

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