The Cochin I didn’t sea.

As we sailed in, I sat and watched as first the industrial area went by, some lovely houses with fishing vessels and then the new city at a distance. Rather than dock at the city proper, we docked at one of the outer islands.

Looking out the starboard side at the dock, there were buses galore, industrial port and a line of vendors under white opened sided tents. Mentally I placed “go out and look at the vendors” somewhere above cutting toenails and below eating off ship. That is – not really high on my to-do list. There is a synagogue in the area and that would have been a nice visit. But given the population density and my current vulnerability to infectious disease I labeled the idea as not worth doing.

Instead, I had a lovely time chatting with various people and enjoying another supper delivered by room service –

just the right amount

 

Of course, the nagging to return landing cards started about 1900 when they announced they needed them ALL back. Even if you never bothered to get off ship. And here I thought it was going to be my souvenir of India….

Cross stitch update –

The flower spray

 

and

the start on the clock

 

Tomorrow we are back at sea for a day of peace, quite and a bridge tour. Why not? Last opportunity on this ship….

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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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4 Responses to The Cochin I didn’t sea.

  1. Alison says:

    It looks lovely there. Those soft bluegreens…

    • Holly says:

      the colors were lovely, the light filtered through all the …..smog….. which meant I was fine as long as I wasn’t interested in breathing!

  2. Vicki says:

    Holly I am so glad to be reading that you are taking it easy and getting some rest on this cruise, just keep taking it slow, you are too fantastic to let anything hold you down!!

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