Saturday, July 14, 2018

A friend at sea

Brighton Antique Dealer is on a three month world sea cruise. She is nearly the same age as Mother, 83, but they are very different. To my surprise, I received a Whatsapp message from BAD. The thought of receiving a Whatsapp message from Mother does my head in. BAD was in Oman and could not find any boys to kiss, which is her ongoing joke, as he only goes anywhere to kiss the boys, mostly gay boys. Not long later she was in Petra. I so wanted to reply to her, well your first husband was an Arab, are you looking for a third husband, another Arab? I will wait until I see her face to face to ask her about that, as a joke of course.

Well after she left from Sydney on the Sea Princess, I have finally looked at her itinerary and the ship bridge webcam. As I type, 21.13 11/07, she is in Dubrovnik. I didn't imagine that she would visit the place yesterday that R and myself remember as being such a surprise where we had just a magical day last year, Kotor in Montenegro.



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I am now stalking BAD via the bridge webcam and her itinerary. Hr next stop is Ravenna, Italy.  Ahh, Bologna. You would never guess it to speak to her or see her, but BAD is Italian born and came to Australia at a very young age. For some time she led a bohemian lifestyle. She has done well in life, but sadly to me, she is quite religious and a conservative (Liberal Party) voter. As other's overlook my faults, I can overlook theirs. How she equates her strong Catholic religion with all her gay male friends and her dyke daughter, I am not quite sure. I don't spend much time thinking about the most puzzling thing, religion.

She departed from Sydney and so far she has visited, Brisbane/Australia, Komodo Island/Indonesia, Singapore, Colombo/Sri Lanka, Muscat/Oman, Dubai/UAE, Aqaba/Jordan, Cephalonia/Greece, Corfu/Greece, Kotor/Montenegro, Dubrovnik/Croatia, Ravenna/Italy, and now as I finish this post, she is in Venice.

Her travelling companion is a lady younger than herself who is closely related to a late former Lord Mayor of Melbourne who may have owned a hotel with his name in the hotel name.

12 comments:

  1. Petra is a great place for your friend to visit. When it became the capital city of the Nabataean Kingdom, a site perfectly placed to service camel-traders on route from and to every direction.

    If I was rich back then, I would have built facilities for traders and tourists from all over, including BAD. But if she depends on the internet, I would carefully check computer access in Petra.

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    1. Hels, and you would not be the least bit biased. Is that not where your son lives? Yes, wisdom with hindsight, that so many of us have?

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  2. I can't imagine a three month sea cruise.

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    1. Me either Sandra. The days at sea are long, but surely for you, a good time to write your next big seller.

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  3. BAD sounds like a force of nature. All power to her and I do hope she finds a boy in every port...

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    1. EC, maybe sexist, but she is tough old bird, smart, educated but street smart too.

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  4. We actually sail Princess Cruises when we used to sail. My husband refuses to go now, but that is a whole other story. About the most I would want to be on a ship is 14 days. After that it gets boring. I do miss the cruising we once did...

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    1. Maribeth, I agree. Two weeks is about my limit, after our Mediterranean cruise.

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  5. Stalking her, wow. My younger brother is going on a European cruise this fall. I wonder if I can do that on his ship.

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    1. Stayer, I expect you can. Ask him to email you his itinerary and hopefully there will be a bridge web cam.

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  6. BAD sounds like quite a character Andrew, glad to hear her religion doesn't stop her from enjoying life 😉

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    1. Grace, she is quite lovely at times, and so so active for her age, although she struggles with back problems.

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