Boats for Sue’s challenge

Sue of  ‘A Word in Your Ear’ blog, has given us the word ‘Boat’ for this week’s challenge. I’ve been on many boats in my life, from little kayaks, to cruise ships, and once on the ‘RMS Windsor Castle’, which carried us from England to South Africa in 1970 when we started our adventure here as new immigrants. This ship was the last Union Castle passenger liner, and was taken out of commission in 1976. We had a lovely voyage, with lots of entertainment, including a disco every night. There was a party for all the children, and here is our sweet little 2-year-old daughter Mandy with her balloon.

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Every day I see container ships from my bedroom window, and I often wonder what goods they’re carrying and how often their crew members get to see their families back home. It must be a very tough life.

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I have a few lovely boat photos, so thought I’d put these into a gallery. Click on any pic to view.

To see more entries for Sue’s challenge, just click here.

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On Earth Day…….Love is the answer.

On this Earth Day, 2013, I decided to share this wonderful song which I remember England Dan and John Ford Coley recorded in 1976. The words, “Love is the answer” are still as true now as they were then, but the ‘ticket to paradise’ is just as elusive.


“Name your price
A ticket to paradise
I can’t stay here any more
And I’ve looked high and low
I’ve been from shore to shore to shore
If there’s a short cut I’d have found it
But there’s no easy way around it

Light of the world, shine on me
Love is the answer
Shine on us all, set us free
Love is the answer

Tell me, are we alive, or just a dying planet?
What are the chances?
Ask the man in your heart for the answers

And when you feel afraid, love one another
When you’ve lost your way, love one another
When you’re all alone, love one another
When you’re far from home, love one another
When you’re down and out, love one another
All your hope’s run out, love one another
When you need a friend, love one another
When you’re near the end, love one another
We’ve got to love one another.”

Here are just a few pics of some of the natural wonders of our world, which I’ve been privileged to see. The amazing wild animals, some of which are in danger of extinction because man has neglected to properly protect and care for their well-being. “Love is the answer.”

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Another song which also came to mind, of  is of course, “What a wonderful world.” How amazing are the truly natural wonders of our world.

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We need to really care for this wonderful world we live in, to ensure its preservation for our children and our children’s children. Love is the answer.