Saturday, June 04, 2011

Gone At Last


Perhaps this is not the best time to be leaving England. At the moment the weather is balmy, the skies are the kind of vibrant blue that puts undue strain on your colour printer ink, and the trees and flowers are putting on a show that has been a season in preparation. But, at long last, we are about to leave. The final suitcase packing is at hand, the tickets have been double checked three times and I am anxiously watching the activities of a phalanx of Icelandic volcanoes. All, being well, by Monday we will be on our way and by Tuesday we will be in America. The good ship Arcadia will then take us up the east coast of the USA and, hopefully, deliver us back to England via the Azores. Communications from the boat is usually tricky (and always expensive) so don't expect any updates for the next three weeks. But hopefully I will have a bucket-full of images and a pocket-full of tales when I get back. I look forward to a return to regular blogging then - in the meantime let me leave you with some music. Seeing as my first destination is the southern states, a little gospel music seems appropriate, especially given the title of this wonderful Paul Simon song. This is not Paul however, but the energising sound of Jessy Dixon and Yolanda Adams.



Take care everyone, see you in three weeks.

26 comments:

  1. Have A Really Good Holiday.Enjoy!

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  2. Have a good time Alan - and use that VSAT communications system on the Arcadia. It's probably a SeaTel system, but I'll be working to change it to Orbit.

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  3. Wish I knew if you'll be approaching Massachusetts...

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  4. Godspeed, my friend! x

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  5. Dear Alan I wish I could be along one of the southern shores to welcome you to America. Bon Voyage world traveler. Blessings
    QMM

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  6. Have a great time. Safe journey.

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  7. Bon voyage, Alan! Sorry not to still be in Newport when you dock there. Say hello to the gulls and terns for me.

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  8. Safe Travels! If you end up in Philly by all means let me know!

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  9. Wishing you a wonderful trip!

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  10. Have a wonderful time! I love cruises! The best way to travel!

    My word verification is blogesy! ha...a new word for blog land.

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  11. Have a brilliant time and safe travel. I look forward to your traveller's tales on return.

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  12. Happy travels Alan and GLW!! Wish it was me. I went on my first Bus Trip last night to Saint John, NB to listen to Daniel O'Donnell, really was worth every penny!!

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  13. Happy and safe travels. Enjoy!

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  14. Have a wonderful time. Hope you get to meet up with some bloggers perhaps and soak up the sun while I'm rugging up down under - yes, it does get chilly here! Bon Voyage

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  15. I wish you both a wonderful trip!

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  16. Sounds marvelous!

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  17. I really hope you like the wide open spaces in AMerica.

    I still like your blog and think it is one of the nicest on Blogger.

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  18. Brilliant. Have a great holiday Alan. I look forward to photos and tale on your return!

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  19. I hope you have a fabulous time. I love the idea of traveling back by ship.

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  20. Hope you're having a wonderful time!

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  21. I know you're not "here" right now, Alan, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday, even though I'm two days late!

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  22. Travel can be revitalizing! Best wishes.

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  23. Enjoy that voyage. Hope the sea is calm for you.

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