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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Stormy weather and a ship at sea

At the moment after having some lovely weather we are sitting half way up the Ashby waiting for post on the Poste resante service. My daughter in law Jo Jo sent our post a week ago and it still hasn`t arrived at the local post office.
Still the way the weather has turned we are in no hurry so we will sit and wait for a few days by which
time the post will arrive, the wind will ease and the waves on the canal will subside.



The ship below is `Humboldt Express` and in one of those containers on deck are 22 boxes of Jaq`s possessions. All right the picture is off the web but the ship at this moment probably looks the same

as it makes it`s way at 17.5 knots down the west coast of America heading for Manzanillo, Mexico it`s first port of call since leaving Los Angles at the beginning of this month.  I assume it will then use the Panama Canal on it`s voyage to UK but the Marine traffic site i`m tracking it`s progress on doesn`t
give a route or ports of call. The shipping company in the U S told us the service is door to door but at
34,037tons with a 11metre draught how will they get to us say up the Grand Union. I suppose the boxes will arrive at my son Kev`s house where Joanne will find space till we can get them on board. The ship is due in at Thamesport UK on Oct. 31st.

2 comments:

Mike Muir said...

Oh the wonders of modern technology! When I mved to Canada in '77, I did not know what ship my stuff was on, never mind being able to track it! And door to door meant it landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia (my temporary address was Oromocto, New Brunswick) and I had to pay to get it forwarded to Fredericton NB, where Customs ahd an officer to examine it. Rots o'ruck, people, we will be doing this next year!

LES said...

Hi Mike
It`s a techo world we now live in. Looking forward to your visit.

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