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.


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.


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.

Word a Week: Orange

Sue of  ‘A Word in Your Ear’ has given us a challenge to show some orange photos. Orange isn’t one of my favourite colours, probably because I don’t look good in it, but I was surprised to find quite a few oranges in my photo library.

This Vervet monkey just up the road, knows that oranges are really good for him.


In Florida, I spotted enough oranges to fill your vitamin C needs for weeks.


Then of course, there are always many pumpkins knocking around at Halloween,


as well as some other scary orange stuff which I encountered in New Jersey.


Let’s rather go to Jamaica and dine on some delicious lobster,


or would you prefer a slice of Ecuadorian Guinea Pig? I’m pretty sure you’re so horrified that you might have missed the orange bricks. 🙂


Maybe you’d prefer to skip lunch and use your money to buy a lovely piece of hand-woven orange fabric.


Bangkok also seems to favour the colour orange for its temples and shrines,



as well as boat trims.



At the end of the day, I suppose I’ll just have to admit that orange isn’t a bad colour after all. 🙂


To see more orange contributions to Sue’s theme, just click here.