Sunday, August 28, 2011
Ferries & Irenes Don't Mix?
Photo by Grandgirl who raced out in stockinged feet to get this wondrous shot the other night.
Grandgirl and I are packing up the house and sorting out the car and assuring Ansa, that yes, she is coming with us even though we are washing her bed and packing all her stuff in her own little bag. She looks stunningly lovely actually, as she was groomed only a few days ago. But she walks around the house with that worried look that dogs get. Comical. But we try and keep straight faces around her as she goes from bag to bag and the place where her bed used to be. And licks our legs as she walks by reminding us that "Lookeehere, yes, you do have a dog!"
So far the ferry is leaving on time. Even though this morning's was moved to an earlier time because of Irene. We are sailing on the Atlantic Vision, which I sailed on before and raved about.
They have changed the hours of operation to be more people friendly. We are leaving at 6.30pm and arriving in the morning at 9.00 a.m. A huge improvement. Before it was appalling, arriving in the middle of the night in Cape Breton with long, long hours of mountainous, often foggy, driving in darkness in order to hit the Nova Scotia mainland.
It is well over a year since I was in Ontario so I am looking forward to catching up with everyone. Reportage from the road may be sporadic.
So far Irene is avoiding us. Let's hope she stays that way. My sympathies to all and their dear ones who have suffered.