Not so nice weather

My luck ran out yesterday in Venice. After the first week of lovely temperatures and sunny skies the nasty stuff seems to have rolled down from Northern Europe. On top of dropping temperatures, the wind and the rain arrived in time to have the Harbor Master close the port for a number of hours. The channel leaving the city is quite narrow and no one is willing to put the lining structures at risk.

We finally left rather late and it was easy to tell when we hit the open seas as the rocking and rolling started increase along with the engine rumble. This morning we awoke to rain and wind.

The skies finally cleared partway through the morning but it was way too late to salvage Dubrovnik as a port. As a result, my extremely tough day included listening to an audio book, an extensive nap and chatting with a few other cruisers.

Tomorrow it is back to various assorted work, professional and craft tasks…


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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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