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Travel Blogs from Emsworth
Another very hot day. Saw a whale while we were having breakfast! Rob spent the day recovering from his bruises after his brush with the Arabian Sea- but still managed to reach the finals of the shuffleboard competition! A German reconnaissance plane flew by us to make sure we were safe from pirates. It seems that we are not to have ...
... starting to feel that this sailing
Business wasn't all it was cracked up to
be. When the wind's against you, your bow hits
A wave every so often and slams to
A sudden halt, which is both unpleasant
For the crew and potentially very
Dangerous for the boat's interior.
Other than the drained water and the loss
Of one plastic glass, we made it ...
... fete held in the grounds of a large house (I don't think it qualified as a 'Stately Home' but I'm not sure how these things work. It was certainly large enough to hide a body in the library.) this was a typical fete with added croquet, Punch and Judy show and lots of dogs. There was a dog show with categories like 'waggiest tail' and by the end of the afternoon ladies were sitting in the tea tent with ...
... us at the station. Eric has provided us with a B and B until Sunday. So now for a trip down memory lane for John. Cousins to meet for the first time, and uncles and aunts to renew acquaintances with. We need a few days away from the madding crowd before we hit London, and Portsmouth will prove R and R time. Now to get our heads out of euros and into pounds.....a one world money system would be good, am I the first to make this suggestion? Goodnight ...
... look-alike (snowy barn owl) fly overhead.
In Brighton we of course visited the number one attraction on TripAdvisor, the Royal Pavilion. Of Indian and Chinese design, it was built in the 18th century. Apparently, the Royal Pavilion was responsible for the birth of interior design as after construction, King George IV hired a designer to furnish the interior, rather than having the architect do the decorating as was the practice of the time. The ...