Turns out, I’m not dead! Almost, though. July went from bad to worse, and I barely survived until my vacation time! But, survive I did. Returned last night, and am determined to get back into the swing of things. Baby steps, though, so only a little post this week, as I take a break from unpacking. . .
So, there are a lot of reasons I like living in a town with a busy harbour. Some of those reasons have to do with living within lovely view of that harbour – it’s an ever changing, always beautiful view. Other reasons are the things that come into the harbour from time to time. . .
July, 2009, a ship from the Australian Navy made a stop in St John’s as part of its world tour. One evening, the navy troop band provided entertainment at a local bar, and a few of the girls from work and I headed down to check it out. They performed in uniform, and then later came back in civvies and made random guys come up and sing along, and it was hilarious. I didn’t recognize half the songs, but half the bar was drunken navy men who did – so it was a great time all around.
Yes, it’s true, you don’t need a harbour to have visitors come from around the world. . . but I’m pretty sure you need one to dock a navy vessel. Just saying.