|Back from the Bermuda Triangle |
November 12, 2016
So, I'm back from Bermuda. The cruise was good, and I learned how to be a better sailor this time. I'm a huge proponent of natural solutions, so again I used the pressure point bracelets and ginger oil. However, I did not dilute it (as was suggested) and it burned my skin. But, oveall, much better this time. I managed two workouts when we were docked, and lots of walking on the other days.
Bermuda was beautiful. We learned a great deal from the museum, rode the ferry to Hamilton, browsed around town and rode the local bus back to the dock tard. I think we got a better feel for the island that way. We spent way too much money on a late lunch at a British style pub. Brian had fish and chips, and I had a meat pie: bacon, beef, and cheese. Both of them were yummy. We both had a drink too-my I only one!
We didn't do 'ship' stuff, but we did get a lot of sun, and we both got school work done. In fact, I did more in 4 days on a ship than I do at home! My favorite thing to do was get up early, grab some coffee coffee in the dining room and grade there. Activity about, but nothing I had to focus on... except Wednesday morning. I had to learn it for myself. I sat agog watching CNN. A bunch of old roosters were crowing victory and exchanging barbs about HRC. I was sickened, but they shut up when I hit the table nearly shouting, 'Damn, girl got the popular vote!'
I felt lost and helpless until Brian quoted some lyrics from The Avett Brothers song. And while I haven't accepted the outcome, I'm dealing. I know how important it is to keep on fighting for the oppressed, under or differently privileged. I fight ignorance and challenge the thinking of the uninitiated. But another post for that.
I have just eight classes left to teach with nowhere near enough time to complete what I'd originally planned. Now, to readjust and rethink the end of the semester because I know students rarely do assignments over their breaks. So, to something we can complete!
I love to travel, but it's great to be home.