The bicycle ride was not the Skipper's idea but 'The 39 Steps' was
Date 2359 – Friday 22 July 2011 (UTC -4)
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We did get to Rockport about 6 miles with some good ups and downs and a couple of miles of unmade road around a headland so that we could admire the views.
Elizabeth finds the heat somewhat taxing and was rescued by a lady who was watering window boxes outside the house up the slope in the picture and who disappeared and returned with two bottles of chilled mineral water; a saviour.
The same lady gave me directions to the nearest shop so that I could get some more supplies to boost flagging energy reserves. “Just over the bridge, turn right at the wine store and it is stone’s throw up the road” translated into a half mile over the bridge and a further half mile after turning. Definitely a case of spatial awareness. Supplies being duly obtained we returned by a rather more direct route and once again made use of the Club launch to get the bicycles back to the boat.
Returning to the boat and looking across the harbour I saw a red ensign, then recognised it as an Oyster and finally saw the obvious and striking coloured Bimini – it as Sulana and Alan and Sue Brook.
We last saw Alan and Sue in Bermuda when Alan was preparing to sail
We had already booked tickets to see a repertory company performing ‘The 39 Steps’ so we made up party with dinner in the Waterfront Restaurant before going onto the show. It was great to be able to catch up as we had both had very different cruising areas for the last 8 weeks.
’The 39 Steps’ was described as Alfred Hitchcock meets
Monty Python. It was well put together and actually followed the