Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Friday, 15 July 2011

Friday 15 July

Apart from the Mir, (see previous post), we also had the Pelican of London and the Lord Nelson in port - together with a collection of smaller craft. The Pelican was tied up alongside pier no 2, which is an area of the port that is normally off-limits - it is the point where oil- and gastankers are discharged. The weather, like yesterday, is not very pleasant: it is overcast, dull, with a penetrating breeze and low temperatures (for July). At the moment, we're only in the mid-teens celsius. The Hebridean Celtic Festival is also in full swing, but I am giving that a wholesale miss this year - nothing tickling my fancy.

Pelican of London

I am very pleased with developments in the phone-hacking saga. The Murdochs have conceded to giving evidence to a committee of MPs, the Americans are hopping mad at allegations that 9/11-victims' phones may have been hacked by News Corp employees, not to mention Australians and other nationals. News International CEO Rebekah Brooks has finally decided to fall onto her sword and resigned - and it just gets worse and worse. For them, that is.


  1. Great Title picture of the Dar Mlodziezy - it's a bit difficult to see well from the other side of the bay.

  2. I do hope that you were able to get aboard the Julbilee Sailing Trust's Lord Nelson. That was the ship that I sailed on from Southampton...It was a wonderful expeience to see that great ship being crewed by what most folks think of as disabled....Can you see me being hoisted up to the top rigging ?? and my poor buddy trying her hardest to climb up whilst being terrified !! what fun it was though aslo hard work. The highlight for me was being allowed to be at the helm..and on teh entrance to southampton harbour being asked by the captain to "take the wheel"..scary or what !!
    Love Sybil x