Sunday, April 22, 2007

Cruise

There’s many a slip between the dock and the ship. I’m going to Southampton for a few days, for a cruise on this here boat. Should be a good experience and so on but the itinerary involves a lot of travelling in a relatively short span of time, and I tend to get crotchety and headache-y when that happens. So fingers crossed etc. Also, there will be lots of things to do and see on board (rock-climbing and surfing demonstrations?! And *groan* a media conference), and little hope of lounging about on deckchairs like people do in brochures (not that I’m the deckchair-lounging sort anyway – way too restless).

Back by the 28th. Till then.

14 comments:

  1. When the title of this post popped up in my aggregator I thought it referred to Tom Cruise. Glad to see it doesn't.

    Bon voyage!

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  2. Hey! Will you come this way also? I am currently in St Lucia. And will be in Barbados from the 26th till the 30th.

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  3. For some reason when I think of tom cruise, all I can think of is him jumping up and down on oprah's couch...

    Hope you're not prone to seasickness though

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  4. Georgia: thanks!

    Shamya: don't be silly. you know it's a 3-4 day official trip, I can't just pop across to another continent on whim.

    Twilight fairy: no, I meant "this here boat". It's quaint, old-style (or auld-style) language. Or colloquialism. Or something.

    Renovatio: I hope not too. I'm told seasickness isn't such a problem on a ship of this size - unless of course a giant Poseidon-type wave comes and turns it over, in which case seasickness will seem like a relatively small problem.

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  5. Jabs: I stopped on the site that the link took me to for a minute and it said 'Caribbean' and stuff. So where exactly do you go on the cruise? - Shamya

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  6. Have fun! That's one big mutha!
    DD

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  7. Will you manage to go ashore at Southampton? It's a dreary town - a far cry from what it was when it was a bustling port. But if you are willing to travel 45 mins by train, you can get up to Winchester, the ancient capital of England
    http://www.anglik.net/winchester.htm

    In any event, Winchester has got some of the best pubs in the south-east. They are horridly expensive though - as expensive as the London ones.

    Any train from Southampton towards London Waterloo will pass via Winchester.

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  8. Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, i like the way you present things, keep up the good work, will be back.

    Expect more from you...

    Warm Regards

    Biby Cletus :- Blog

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  9. When I saw the title of this post, I thought you referred to the inevitable cruise that makes at least one appearance in every journalist's lifetime. Yes, I mean the Star Cruises Virgo thingy that feels like Karol Bagh with a swimming pool. This I guess is a step ahead in the cruise pecking order. Keep a lookout for the feather turban wearing dancing ladies though, every cruise ship has a few I'm told.

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  10. Have a great trip. And Tom Cruise is like history to me; the title made me think no-blogging-by-you-for-a-while-now. waiting for your post about this cruise though, I wish it's interesting. :)

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    Love you....

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  12. Hello Mr.Jabberwock. Just in case you check ur comments on board the cruise, I got a question for you - this here 'european film festival' starting in delhi on 28th, does one need to procure tickets / passes beforehand or does one just land up at the venue quite sure that there will be enough space?

    thanks,
    new in delhi, but old jabberwock reader

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  13. Chandrachud: not sure about the EU fest. Last year's edition was a land-up-at-venue thing but this year it's at the British Council, right? That's usually a more complicated venue.

    Vinod: thanks, but unfortunately no scope for going anywhere in or around Southampton.

    Shrabonti: ya, Abhilasha's gone on the Virgo cruise. Liberty *ahem* is a good 4-5 steps ahead in the pecking order.

    Adi Crazy: thanks. the trip was good. I put up 4-5 posts all around the same time after the blogging hiatus, did you see them all?

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