Monday, October 28, 2013

Alex Gives a Talk and We Have a Hurricane

I've been informed that we are not technically having a hurricane, but today the Southern and Midland regions of England are experiencing hurricane force winds, something that I thought I left behind in Georgia. So far for us though here in Suffolk it has not been so bad. We have not lost power and although the wind gusts have come and gone and been pretty strong things in Bury St. Edmunds are just fine. I still get amazed at how quickly the weather changes here and they are predicting the storm to move across the country and be in the Netherlands by early evening.

Sunday Alex gave a talk to the sailing club about his trip across the Atlantic, he did a great job! The audience was very appreciative and asked many questions. He was well prepared with a power point and plenty of notes but gave a very natural delivery and got a big round of applause at the end and of course a free pint. 

We are really enjoying getting to know everyone in the club, they are the friendliest group of people I have ever met and without exception have lived very interesting lives. Many of them have lived on multiple continents, have children spread out throughout the world and travel extensively.   They also host many different types of social events to spark the interest of everyone in the club from country walks (usually having a pub as the final destination), quiz nights, dinner parties, craft clubs and of course cruising events on the river. The club even has a bar, what more can you ask???

Eric entertained himself and the locals with his remote control toys and we watched cute kids feed the swans. It was a good day.

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