Toward the Suez

You should have heard the complaints all morning when there wasn’t any internet. I mean, seriously? Is it really a crisis if you can’t read a newspaper on a Sunday or play on line poker? Jill and I just shook our heads and kept on stitching.

19 March 2017

Otherwise it was a quiet day punctuated by the usual dance classes, art auctions, bingo and quizzes. And maybe a cheer or two when the techs managed to get the sand out of the receivers and the passenger/crew internet connection back. As far as why we managed to get hit by a sandstorm, the Red Sea is simply not that wide. Having 75+km/hr winds means that they easily make it from the Arabian Peninsula to any ship which is within 40-50 km of their shore.

my view for most of the day

We arrived at the East end of the Suez around 2300…



looking toward the port

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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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