Friday, 10 August 2018
Friday, 3 August 2018
We live in an era of fake news, though it may be more accurately termed ‘Pick-and-Mix’ news. Facts are omitted, others given undue prominence, but all interpreted and glossed to appeal to our separate and vociferous tribes.
In consequence George Washington ordered thirteen British officers to draw lots for who would be executed in retaliation for Captain Huddy’s death. They were each handed a folded paper—twelve blank and one with one just one word, Unfortunate. Charles Morgan was fortunate. Captain Asgill of the Coldstream Guards less so, opening up his death sentence. All ended well however when he was reprieved after an intervention by the Queen of France. A different age.
Friday, 27 July 2018
Call that a waterfall?
Hmm, a bit better
My favourite picture
So good, I snapped it twice.
Promising. The noise is deafening.
And we've arrived.
Homeward bound. At least it's down hill.
The ship! Looking forward to that first drink and then dinner
A nice ice cold lager. And ooh look, a whale albeit a shy one.
Saturday, 21 July 2018
The first port we called in at was Isafjordur, where, in the tourist information office, a young bearded guy guided us on with a map of the town, linking various members of his extended family. to the places where we should visit. These included his mother and grandmother, his wife's family and the hospital where he was born. The town centre is marked by some cobbling and three trees.