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Still alive, still on the ship.

Okay, so it's been a while since I posted.



Since Singapore, we did exercises with the Indian Navy and made a port
visit to Mumbai - formerly known as Bombay. I'm not at all sure that it
was worth the month-plus of malaria pills. I'm being a bit unfair,
though. I can't eat curry, so of course I wasn't able to be as
adventurous as I was in Singapore. The best thing? The
brightly-colored clothing on the women. One lady stands out in my
memory-she was wearing pink, and her beautiful scarf fluttered in the
breeze behind her, like the tail on a kite.



All of the kids begging, though, was no fun at all. They tug on your
clothes, and make motions towards their mouths. Sometimes, a girl or
woman will carry a baby, and try to convince you to buy formula for the
baby at a nearby store. Later, we were told, they sell it back to the
store for a cut of the money.



We dropped off the Marines and then made a short stop in Bahrain. It's
continuing to grow beyond the dusty little place it was when I first saw
it in 1991. I prefer the older CPO club, though.



Then we were underway for Thanksgiving. Either before or after, can't
remember which, we were visited by the Secretary of the Navy. Before, I
think. I slept through most of Thanksgiving Day.



Now we're doing what we do, and fortunately the days are very boring.



Anyhow, I seem to have accidentally volunteered to assist with the Tiger
Cruise again. It'll be in March. Speedyscribbler, shall I put your
name down just in case?



Later, folks.

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Dec. 11th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
::waves:: Hello! :o)
thirzajane
Dec. 11th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Me! It was me!
speedyscribbler
Dec. 12th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
Please! Only I hope it's not the tail end of March, because that's when I'm up-to-my-neck in costuming "West Side Story."
(Anonymous)
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
Speedy will go
This is the SO. Speedy will go if invited if she has to be sedated and placed on the plane as luggage! There is enough backups for all positions to not make her absence terminal, just painfull.

Bill
aviatrix18
Dec. 12th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
Speedyscribbler would be terribly/horribly hurt if you did NOT put her name down.

So good to see your phosphors.

:)

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