Just write

That’s what hit me just now, “Just Write.” So…here we are in our hotel room in Canterbury. It is Thursday and my alto angel, Barbara has been singing at Canterbury Cathedral for almost a week now. She does not feel so well and we skipped today’s side trip to Leeds Castle and Rochester so that she has a voice left with which to go on singing tomorrow.  https://twitter.com/No1Cathedral/status/760008489989185536

Our flights from Windhoek, Namibia to London’s Gatwick were a mixed bag but Air Europa booked us on a later flight from Madrid on Iberia Airlines to London after we missed a connection; we were only about three hours late. Still had a lekker geslaap (good sleep).Carrying our backpacks and another bag was hard on us, especially on my right knee and feet, but here in Canterbury I found a large duffle bag on wheels that will take both of our packs and fold into a small pouch when empty. So we’ll be putting the weight on the floor most of the time instead of on our legs and feet. We’ll both save a lot of energy.

The stabbings in London where we were last week have me now looking at people to see if they look crazy enough to hurt strangers. We still plan to visit Turkey next week. Safety is an illusion? Then we go to Pompeii where Vesuvius quickly killed tens of thousands of people. Then to Sicily where immigrants and mafia are problematic. Then to France. But what could go wrong in France?

On a positive note (from a hummer) we have met some wonderful new acquaintances here and love being with the choir again. St. Albans and Canterbury have been beautiful and peaceful…and lush with greenery!

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Amen.

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The choir rehearses mornings at this Baptist church!

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Our favorite cheerleader helps us get orientated.

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Ann, Sarah, Ken, Holly and me with Barbara and Jo enjoying Canterbury cuisine…er…from Morocco. Excellent evening!

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Phylis at the city walls of Battle near Hastings

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A Battle bench.

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Fancy an urn so fancy.

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Battle near Hastings

 

About Steve Link

In Namibia with the U.S. Peace Corps July 2014 - July 2016. View all posts by Steve Link

3 responses to “Just write

  • Karen O'Keefe

    Thanks for the wonderful photos. We have loved following your adventures but really look forward to your return to the Landen nest! Getting close. Canterbury must be wonderful- Love to you both- Andy and Karen

  • Wendy Gustafson

    Your Just Write was just right.

  • Elle Eddy

    Hi Steve and Barbara! So, you are in Canterbury. I miss being with the choir even though it was my decision not to travel this time. I loved all the sights in Kent several years ago but got to say, I am almost shocked that you weren’t hot to come home after 2 years away. I’ll cross my fingers for you in Turkey but it seems to me that anywhere, if you are in the wrong place ant the wrong time, can be chancy. Have a wonderful adventure. I look forward to hearing all about them. Elle

    On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Steve & Barbara in Namibia wrote:

    > Steve Link posted: “That’s what hit me just now, “Just Write.” So…here > we are in our hotel room in Canterbury. It is Thursday and my alto angel, > Barbara has been singing at Canterbury Cathedral for almost a week now. She > does not feel so well and we skipped today’s side tr” >

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