A Short Walk and a Long Ship

Tree by the sea and container ship Evergreen Ever Goods (by Clive) Monday 31 August 2020

Monday hello from Felixstowe.

In recent weeks and months, Monday — or more precisely, Monday evening – has not been my favourite time of the week. Two weeks ago, as most of you know, Clive was taken by ambulance to A&E (he was actually wheeled out of our building at 2am Tuesday, but the drama began several hours before that). I broke my kneecap on a Monday evening in May, and am still working on its recovery. I try not to think about those two Mondays but instead focus on the positives, like today’s good news that Clive is now off all of his recent antibiotics and he’s feeling much better.

For a happy Monday evening activity, he joined me for a short physio walkabout around the public parking lot. This was his third short walk since he’s been home from the hospital. Yay! He came back inside and I continued strolling for another 30 minutes or so to give my knee its necessary exercise.

And earlier today, after a time of resting and reading on the balcony, Mr Ship Tracker informed me he’d snapped a photo of a large ship passing by. He reports: ‘Arriving in Felixstowe from Hamburg, Germany on a calm sunny day is the Container Ship Evergreen Ever Goods. She was built in 2018 and is 400 metres in length. Her container capacity is 20,000 which just qualifies her as an ultra-large container ship.’

Wednesday is the September full moon, known as Corn Moon or Harvest Moon, and timed for 6:22am in England. Somehow I don’t think we’ll catch it this time.

In any case, happy end of August and first of September, and happy first day of spring Down Under.

Moon path 31 aug

Tonight’s almost-full moon path on the North Sea, Felixstowe

Take care everyone and stay safe and well and tickety-boo,
xxxx with love from us to you

9 Responses

  1. I am glad Mr. Ship Tracker is feeling better and back on the job! Health, wealth and wisdom to you both, and tickety-boo!

    • Merci Peggy I’m glad, too! He still needs lots of rest but we are thankful. You and Jim stay tickety-boo too 🙂 xx

  2. It’s been a frightening time for you. Courage, and so glad to hear Clive is feeling better — and well enough to stroll about outdoors a bit. I think that is so important.

    • Thank you, Susan. We agree getting outdoors is so helpful — and love the cooler autumn temps too. Appreciate your wishes for courage! xxxx

  3. Saying hello from Zurich! You’ve both been on my mind! Take care and happy Sunday!
    Hope you’re feeling healthy and healed -up.

    • Happy Sunday, sweet Susan and waving back to Zurich! Thank you for your kind thoughts — we’re both OK and healing up, slowly but surely 🙂 Hope all is well and healthy with you and yours.

      Take care and stay well xx

      • Hi, we’re well and healthy, thanks!
        And thanks for the reply. Glad to know you’re feeling ok.
        One step at a time.

  4. Hello Carolyn and Clive,
    Dave and I often think of you both. In reading your post of August 31 we are sorry to hear of your surgery and Clive’s illness this past summer. Do hope you both are on the mend. I have learned through Ancestry that I have a distant cousin living in Ipswich, UK. Her Mom was born in Llandudno. We are well here only having garden visits with family.
    Take Care and Be Well.
    Mary and Dave

    • Mary and Dave, hello! and so lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your kind comment. That’s amazing about your Ipswich UK relative! Small world … you’ll have to visit when the darn pandemic is behind us. Glad you’re able to have garden visits. (I think you’re in NJ? Enjoy the glorious autumn!) Take care and best to you both xxxx C and C

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