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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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A.C. Refresher

Took advantage of the Tropicana’s newly refurbished Havana Tower to beat the city heat. On Sunday, after the 3-hour drive from Manhattan, we hired an umbrella and sat on the beach with an ice- cold bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which Christine had brought in her cooler. We disguised the glasses with paper towels since enjoyment,  in any form what-so-ever, is not permitted on the regulated beach.

On Monday,  Christine’s niece, Stephanie, her husband, David, and her grandson, 3-year- old Mikey, drove from their home in Philadelphia and arranged a fishing trip for all of us. We hopped on to a party boat out of Margate, readied our rods and sailed into the sparkling bay with a following breeze. For four hours the Captain motored us from place to place with the object of finding a fish or two that would be tempted by the wriggling minnows attached to our hooks. He was, fortunately, mostly unsuccessful– we hardly wanted our idyllic state disturbed by a wayward flounder! We were helped in our endeavor by little Mikey who insisted upon dipping a net into the minnow tank and trying to supply us with  more lively bait than the languid samples already adorning the ends of our fishing lines!

On Tuesday we went a-paddling.  Carrying our shoes and socks around our necks like holiday-makers of yore, we paddled to our heart’s content in the warm, shell-strewn, tide. Two hours or more! Sometimes, so adventurously, that the raging sea splashed the hem of my shorts! (The net effect of all this was that my ankles got terribly sunburned. My sockless skin had missed the protective sun- screen lotion.)

Click on the pictures for detail :

Boardwalk supplies . . .

Boardwalk supplies . . .

 

Family outing . . .

Family outing . . .

 

A toe in the water! . . .

A toe in the water! . . .

 

Gone for a swim? . . . .

Gone for a swim? . . . .

 

. . . fellow-beachgoer took this picture . . .

. . . fellow beach-goer took this picture . . .

 

 . . . Christine took this one. Look , Mum, no legs!

. . . Christine took this one. Look , Mum, no legs!

 

 . . . this wasn't needed at the depth we were in . . . .

. . . this wasn’t needed at the depth we were in . . . .

 

Boardwalk sign . . .

Boardwalk sign . . .

 

Big winner!

Big winner!

 

Relaxing sea-scene . . .

Relaxing sea-scene . . .

 

Stephanie with Mikey . . .

Stephanie with Mikey . . .

 

. . . . catch of the day!

. . . . catch of the day!

 

Sailing, sailing . . . .

Sailing, sailing . . .

 

Mikey's best pose (he said)

Mikey’s best pose (he said)

 

Mikey asserts his authority!

Mikey asserts his authority!

 

Swallows occupying a marine nesting condo!

Swallows occupying a marine nesting condo!

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