looks at life for women of a certain age. Observations and wry stories that might ring bells with some.
Saturday, 21 February 2015
Back from the Indian Ocean
Day 3 - still no land. (That's me).
Can the open sea be so calm? Yes it was - for days
The most awe-inspiring thing I found about this trip was definitely the four days of cruising before we got to Madagascar from Durban, having flown up from Cape Town. There is just something unsettling about a constant 360 degree view of nothing but the deep blue sea. And a lovely blue it was: reminded me of bottles of Quink ink years ago, color Royal Blue. Even more amazing: in some parts the ocean is 5 miles deep. Can that be possible? It got me thinking about gravity. I can buy the part about the continents not falling off the planet, after they are solid and go through right to the middle, if you want to dig down. But the water? How come this weight of water just doesn't fall off? Didn't cost me any sleep though, just love the slight rocking feeling even on a big boat. More anon.. got family visiting this week-end.