Yesterday, I went to a talk given by Ajay Close about her book ‘A Petrol Scented Spring’. It’s about suffragettes and has graphic details of force feeding. Then, I was at the Leisuredrome for Deeven and Nimitta, who visited today.
Mystique Soul, with Bob, is sailing at 6.3 knots, but Spirit V is doing 11.5 knots (next photo -look at the caption) – it’s 56ft long whereas Bob is on a 45ft boat. They must have more sails up, or they might be motoring!!
It’s 850 nautical miles and should take about 8 days.
Yesterday, I went to pick up Bob’s car from the garage, but it wouldn’t start and that was the problem it was in for anyway. It needs a new ECU and they’d tried to repair it as a replacement will take months. It seems it’s a common problem with Vauxhalls.
There was ice everywhere but the sun had melted it by the time I went out.
Yesterday, I met up with my Bible Study group, then exercised at Curves and, in the evening, went to a new poetry group at the library. Eight women and three men, all looked 50+, and two librarians. The poems were Sea Fever and The Lake Isle of Innisfree – both well-loved classics. Then ‘Cargoes’ was mentioned, and found, on the internet. Now I know that a quinquerime was a five-banked galley. Learn something every day! So much in that line ‘Quinquerime of Nineveh from distant Ophir’. I searched the Web for those three words and got drawn into other worlds of trade and war, from Rome to Iraq to Malaysia, as a possible site of Ophir, from where Solomon was brought gold, ivory, apes and peacocks.
The sun shone all day today. When I was going out at 6.30 in the evening I had to scrape a thin layer of ice from my car windscreen. The roads will be salted overnight and my car will become dirty with it. Dont like this, I prefer cloud and rain to clear skies and ice.
Yesterday, I booked tickets to go to India with my mother, two brothers and a nephew. It took a week of searching on the internet to check on prices, then all was sorted with a phone call to our local travel agent. Last few years, he always has had the best deal.