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    May20 My dear friend, Barbara, invited me to a play reading at the Roundabout Theatre Company. The play is by Greg Pierce and is entitled: The Decoys. the storyline has, as a base, the tale of the two escapees from a high-security prison some years ago. They engineered their exit with the help of electric tools supplied to them by a prison guard who was also the girl friend of one. I seem to remember that one died, somehow, shortly after the escape and the other recaptured. I do remember that the girl friend was arrested and charged. However,the main theme of the play seems to be the conflicted emotions of father and son. I found the reading, interupted by scene settings by the Director, somewhat rambling and difficult to follow. My short-term memory failed to reinforce my imagination.
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Bermuda Break on the “Escape”

This break was our second on the “Escape”; too large a ship for our liking but we are now taking balcony rooms and spending much less time wandering around the rest of the ship.

It seems that there is never a cruise these days without some incident; we owe a reduction in price of this cruise to the breakdown of the “Gem” in Bermuda on our last trip–it lost power at sea and NCL had to fly all we passengers back to New York (We were delighted with the extra two days in the sun, though!) On this trip a lady fell and broke her hip and the ship’s position dictated that we make full steam to the north side of Bermuda where a rescue boat met us to take the patient to hospital! (On two previous occasions, medical emergencies have meant that the ship we were on had to turn back towards the US mainland and steam at full speed until it was in range of a helicopter which air lifted the passenger to the shore).

In addition, we lost most of a day on the island because there was no dock space for the ship and the local authorities had forbidden tendering. As a result, I poodled around the Royal Navy Dockyard for an hour or so on the last day and Christine managed only one trip to Horseshoe Beach for a swim. Never-the-less the relaxation was well worth the trip.


Official photo while we were at dinner


The Commissioner’s house and Christine . . .


Cabin steward’s towel work.


Emergency drill-Crew muster


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Another official photo – at the Captain’s table. We are next to the window on the right.


The new New Jersey – growing up beside the old Colgate Clock!




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