Showing posts from January, 2016
The blonde man put his hands up and said "Is this for real." He seemed genuinely shocked. I saw no more after that. I sent a message to my sister suggesting they look into what the crew had to say. Information started filtering through on a Facebook page that had been set up by Sean's distraught family and through the media. Sean Terry, a very experienced skipper, had been sailing around the globe, mostly solo, on his yacht Finnegan. Sean and an Austrian scuba diver named Stefan Pokorney, set out from Sri Lanka across the Indian Ocean via the Maldives to the Chagos Archipelago and were to sail on to Madagascar and finally home to Cape Town for Christmas.
It's golden week in Japan which is a compilation of national holidays comprised into one week, usually occurring in the first week of May. But being one of the most popular holidays in Japan, also makes it one of the busiest times to travel here. During this holiday my friends from London came to visit me and therefore it was necessary to do sightseeing of all the most famous spots in Osaka. This meant we encountered a lot of people and so the following was noted: Everybody is dressed the same - ok well not quite everyone but there was certainly a large number of couples and friends alike, doing the whole couple shirts thing.