Monthly Archives: May 2011

Where The Ocean Meets The Sky

“MAU KEMANA?”, yelled my Indonesian friend, as we watched a brown-skinned, long-haired and long-legged girl in a yellow floral sun dress stride purposefully by.  “DOWN TO THE SEA”, came the translated reply. “Where exactly?”, said I, waltzing over, but relying … Continue reading

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The Seafarer’s Merry Tale of the Millenium

Believing it to be a way to bypass any adverse effects from the Millenium (aka Y2K) bug, a number of people embarked on specially organised millenium cruises at the end of 1999. Despite many modern cruise liners still being heavily dependent on computers to operate, there was … Continue reading

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Sea further

The sea theme stayed with us as we crossed over the magnificent Severn Bridge into Wales. From having been stuck on the M4 motorway all the way from London, suddenly you are aware of the coastline because, as you drive further … Continue reading

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Signs of The Sea

My first experiences of the dramas of going to sea were from a TV program called The Onedin Line – even the theme tune captured well the sound of the sighing waves, as they are rising up and down, carrying that ship … Continue reading

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The Lost Pilgrims of The West

Going further west than I had ever done before, I was expecting to see and meet more of those that I originally met heading The Alternative Way, as I have dubbed it.  This would mean finding those who were more caught up … Continue reading

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One Day’s Ride from London

 What a difference a day makes!   24 little hours, or so the old song goes (and try clicking on this link to play this song as you’re reading this – as I am hoping you’ll find that that too makes a difference … Continue reading

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