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While I was in Germany on the river Elbe, I was hoping to meet up with my young, dear, travelling friend, Beatrice. By bad luck, my trip coincided with one she was making herself, to South Africa, no less!
Instead, she persuaded her mother, Ruth to try to meet us. In the afternoon of the day the ship was in Dresden, lo and behold, the PA system announced that two ladies were aboard asking for us! And there was Ruth with a friend who had joined her to do the interpreting. Kim and I were hoping that they would stay for dinner and, in anticipation, I arranged for us all to eat in the ship’s dining room. But, it turned out that their journey to the ship was a complicated one, involving trains and buses, and they could only stay an hour. Sadly the hour disappeared in a flash and they were off to catch the train back.
Here is a picture of Beatrice in South Africa, followed by one of Ruth and her friend on the ship: