Whilst catching up with Island news over the weekend I hit upon a transport story. There are delays and disruption to all forms of transport and whilst these are generally annoying that is the only emotion associated with them. How odd that reading of an intercooler failure on the St Claire made me envious. Not envious of delays and disruptions, that would be silly. But envious of the Solent crossing and the experiene of being uniquely separated from the mainland. Yes there is disruption and crossings add a cost and difficulty to travel but for me it is well worth it for the idyllic scenery and laid back pace of life.
Just the mention of a ferry that I have used so many times makes me yearn to be back there. I keep Sean’s wondeful Driftwood webcam on my pc at home and love seeing the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets accross the ocean. I have written before of my love of the raw power of the ocean, it is amazing how simple water can reek such destruction on things like steel and concrete. My path may be long, it sure feels it, but like the ocean I wont be stopped and I will achieve my aims. I look forward to joining in the grumbling voices when ferries break down soon. I look even more forward to welcoming friends from the ferry into my pub, its only a matter of time. Thank you as always for your support.
Today I would also like to share a couple of tips from a hotel dweller. The first relates to finding an unclean cup or glass, do you leave it and use another? No the thing to do is to leave some dregs from your drink in the errant recepticle, this ensures that it is replaced without the awkwardness of a complaint. Tip number two relates to the same subject, a seasoned hotel dweller will never use a cup without a hot water rinse. If a hotel maid has no reason to dislike you they are likely to use a towel or washcloth to clean your cups, if they dont like you……. Don’t beleive me then smell the cup next time you check in.