NCL Sun – Day 5 – Las Palmas


As we work our way through the Canaries, my days are falling into a pattern. If two days can make a pattern? I enjoy watching us sail into harbor early and head upstairs to the Ocean Cafe for coffee then find a nice place to sit, stitch, and people watch. 

the harbor was lovely to look at, but a bit more challenging to walk through. I met a lovely woman from Oregon with whom I took a stroll through the city. We found one of the medium size groceries so I added to my chocolate stash. A stop at El Corte Englais confirmed that their yarn/sewing/notions department (now listed as a Haberdashery) is down to about nothing. A small amount of Schachmayer yarn, some Prym notions. s few lousy embroidery hoops, and a carousel of DMC sadly lacking in about 1/3 of the colors. Ah well.

Of note, this is also the military harbor for Spain in the Canaries. I remember seeing the military museum on one of my previous stops here. 

It was nice for the walk and return to the ship. More soup for lunch combined with gazing out the windows. 

By days end – another 1500 stitches… the bat and the bird were easy, that house is seeming to go on forever….

my phone actually seems to have recovered almost completely. I am not going to hold my breath completely. But, unfortunately, it points out how dependent I, along with everyone else, have become on the “instant communications.”



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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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