Here are some great views taken by Áine one of my T'ai Chi students.
On the Sea from Newfoundland to Stavanger in Norway
This is sunrise on the approaches to Stavanger.
I'm off to London later today ( YIPPIE ) and Áine's great
photos remind me of my first trip to London.
I was eight years old at the time and my Dad's work
(he worked for the B&I shipping line) sometimes took
him to London . We had a great time . We sailed down Cork
harbour on a night crossing. As the Innisfallen moved out past
Cobh we dined with the Captin I was in ' heaven ' when the
radio operator showed me how to send messages.
During our stay in London we went sight seeing
( when he wasn't working ).
London Bridge, the Tower,Buckingham Palace, and to visit cousins
who lived 16 floors up in an apartment block (this was a shock for
me never having seen such a high building before ).
This was Dad's final trip as he died later that year.
I always feel blessed that he took me with him and gave me
my first taste of ' foreign ' adventure. The thrill of hearing
different accents of new smells and sounds and the excitement
and wonder at what might be around the next corner.
So now I'm off on another adventure to learn some more and visit
a city that holds some of the best memories of my life so far.