Going on a cruise

Just time  to scribble a few notes before J. and I go off tomorrow for three weeks on our third cruise — this time to the Mediterranean, the Dardanelles and the Black Sea (including Yalta as in Conference and Odessa as in Steps), stopping off at Istanbul among other places on the way.  I’ll try to write a cruise diary on the laptop as we go along and put it on the web site when we get back.  The diary of our last, all-too-eventful cruise last year is a reminder of what can easily go wrong during a life on the ocean wave.  Better luck this time, we hope.