Ruby and Tango

Ruby and Tango
Me 'n' Ruby and of course Tango

Sunday, 14 November 2010

I'm Home

Hi all, well I've eventually got back from my trip to Jersey, I had a lovely holiday though it was a bit more than we had bargained for at the beginning and at the end, though the bit in the middle was good fun.
I drove to my friend's house to be picked up by taxi at 8.30 am. for the coach to take us to the Weymouth Ferry   for a 11 am sailing,  which was eventually 12 noon and that was doubtful if it might be cancelled.
What a crossing, it was force 8-9 with the sea rolling and heaving, We had to pull in at Guernsey to change as the Weymouth one had to go back as  it was wanted for the return trip and the weather was getting worse. After a wait of three hours at Guernsey we continued, though he had to change tack part way across to avoid a nasty piece of sea, There were a lot of pretty sick people, some lying on the floor and under tables, one poor woman with a baby was in a bad state. We were sitting opposite the duty free shop in a corridor, and laughed our socks off at the bottles of spirit rattling around and fallling off the shelves, the shop girl was stuffing soft toys between them to try and keep them stable.  Baskets of drinks cans went sliding out of the door, packs of cigarettes were falling off the shelves and one pack hit a man on the head, apples and oranges from the fruit bowl were rolling down the corridors then rolling back, with deckhands trying to salvage what they could as well as doling out sick bags. There were eight in our party and two of the men were bad. It was pretty grim for some.
We arrived at the hotel at 9.30pm and sat down to a full four course meal, though we had missed the first evening's entertainment,, it could ave been worse.
I will continue tomorrow as Tango is fed up with me being on this computer, I hope to eventually catch up with a few blogs and continue this one, here is Tango this evening.
Also here we are at the start of the holiday, SCOSHA stands for South Coast Scottish Heritage Association.


  1. It sounds like quite an adventure Arlene. I couldn't help but chuckle a bit, although I can sympathize with those who got ill on the ferry. (I would have been one of them, don't do motion sickness very well at all)
    It must have a been a bit comical with fruit rolling up and down the corridors and booze bottles falling off the shelves. lol (I'd have been there to gladly catch them. hehe)
    Glad you made it safely over there and back.
    I'll bet Tango is so happy to see you! :)

  2. Wow that was quick off the mark Robyn, I was still editing, adding the other pic, anyhow I must go now and pay attention to Tango, I'll come back tomorrow and write some more.

  3. That was quite an adventure that you had. I can just imagine how happy Tango is to have you home.

  4. Glad you had a good holiday. Tango sure looks like one happy pup!

  5. Great big adventure you had Arlene, thanks for sharing.

  6. Sounds like you had a very interesting adventure Arlene , I think I to would have been ill though. Happy Tango , hope you are wagging that tail at mummy. xx

  7. Yes it was not what I expected folks and there's more to come, and thank you for comments.
    Tango hasn't let me out of sight.


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