Friday, January 31, 2020

The Letter "E" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

Note:  My Sabatical is over, It was a thirty day cruise from Dubai to Cape Town, we were gone from December 3 to January 10.   We were aboard the Oceania small ship Nautica and stopped along the way.  Mrs. Jim  and I visited more UAE countries, Oman, four stops along India's coast, numerous Islands of the Indian Ocean,  and four countries in South Africa. 
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The fifth issue of Weekend Roundup for this year, 2020...
- the Letter "E" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "E";
(B) "Enormous" (Tom's choice);
(C) A Favorite;  
(D) Reflections. 
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(A) Starts with the Letter "E":  "Enjoy" the scenery as your houseboat chugs through the Back Waters of India.  This one was out of Co Chin.

 (C) A Favorite:   Part of what Mrs. Jim was seeing from her dining room window.  Look through the windows behind her, not very much was commercialized.  Through the trees were a lot of rice fields. Note the lovely Reflection in the picture above.

(B) "Enormous" (Tom's choice):  Now where did I lay  my towel?  Kind of problems one has when getting out of the tub.  Especially if you are large and your tub is a mud puddle in the desert. 

South Africa's Aquilla Game Preserve a ways out from Cape Town. All animals were rescue animals from the wilds of Africa.   The employees were local town folk. 

(D) Reflections:   A Wall of Mirrors to greet you upon entering the dinning room on our ship, Oceania's small ship, the Nautica.  What you were seeing was a part of the Excellent Christmas Brunch Buffet.
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. When was the last time you were riding on a boat (or ship)?    An easy question for me, it was on our long cruise that we just finished.   It was a thirty day cruise from Dubai to Cape Town, we were gone from December 3 to January 10.

2. What do you think of when we are discussing being
 "Enormous"?   I think of e e cummings (link) and his autobiographical book, "The Enormous Room.  It is the story of his four months during WWII, being incarcerated .  He was bunked in a large room with 30 other prisoners (Link). I recommend reading, get it from your library. 

Bonus Questions:

1. What is your favorite "Eword?   This time it will be "Easy".   That should be Easy for us retired people, Mrs. Jim makes a good example of how to do that, would you say from the picture above.

2.  When will you, or did you already, retire?    Mrs. Jim retired in 1999, I did two years later.  I tell anyone who I think might listen that they should not wait too long.  So many of my friends have waited so long that they die before or right after. 
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The fine print:
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews)
 - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 

 - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, (click here for his Reflections Photos).
 - Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2020, All Rights Reserved 

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