Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – Room For A Little One.

Being only 35 foot long Ezri is able to move about into spaces which other boats find hard, but is also leaves her unable to moor up on less uneven sides of the footpath. So the plan to travel a set number of miles doesn’t always work out the best example being last week’s blog post about carrying on slightly further than we planned this week’s blog post is in the same type of thing we had planned to do a handful of locks and stop just around the Bend away from the small village of Malkins.

Walking to Ezri the bank looked Ok I would have to use since as there’s no barrier mooring Rings set into the ground but that would be fine done as I have done it before no problem, So that’s want I set out in my mind, The Trent and Mersey is busy water way in fact I think we incounted around 12 maybe 15 boats as we made our trip. We helped were we could and were helped in turn to. As we left one of the working double locks the single handed who was heading up floated his boat into the lock and calm as you like stepped to his left and to the middle of the locks and up the stone stairs. Pushing the lock gate shut as crossed the small bridge, Without once reaching for a rope I bet if tried that Ezri would end up bouncing around the lock or slipping out.

The only time we took is easy was when travelling under the M6 motorway with the lock just before it it’s amazing to watch all the fast moving manic traffic above you as we slowly work the lock and thinking about the people who would have done the same thing but when all that could be seen was just empty fields.

But as we carried on it became slightly obvious that the bank would not be to welcoming to Ezri so we carried on and as we came out of lock number 10 we saw mooring rings set into to the bank and a nice clean clear CRT sign saying 48 hours slowly we past this in the hope it would soon end and it did just before Wheelock Wharf there two sets of rings just past the second 48 hour sign which now pointed the way we came, using one centre pin we were able to moor up safe.

Ok so that’s your Ezri adventure for this week as always thank you for reading and I hope come back next week for the next one.

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  46 miles  2  1/2 furlongs

Miles covered this trip =  2 miles  1/2 furlongs.

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge Knowsley Lane Bridge No 95. Coopers Bridge No. 135. Rough.Wood Bridge No. 146 (10 locks) Arclid Aqueduct (10 locks)

Advertisements

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter Sixteen

The following blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

The day that changed the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so far – Jake and Sadie have become a real couple in a real relationship, but still keep it for most of the school board. It starts to get a bit complicated when Jake starts to get nightmares about killing Dunning and then the yellow card man. Then the woman who lives in the slums of Dallas calls to let him know she’s moving out, so he goes to see her, and she tells him want ever his up to drop it and just go home.

 and now the continuation

  1.  The Christmas party for the staff doesn’t go to well and the school ever worse, Sadie is upset and is unsure about their relationship it now 1962 Jake is once again alone.
  2. Jake takes his bugged lamps to the house that LHO with share with his wife and set one up, when he gets home himself Sadie asks him to come over but things have changed
  3. The fire has now gone out for both Jake and Sadie they both don’t want to end it things will brake down soon
  4. Jake is starting to cut ties with town of Jodie has if things go wrong he may end up in prison
  5. Jake is talked into putting the school play back on something called the Jodie Jamboree
  6. He asks Sadie for help and they start to plan things
  7. They even put a few ad in a news paper
  8. The play goes well and the whole thing ends in a planned pie fight
  9. The proceeds from the play will go to help the girl that was starred in the accident, Once again Jake feels part of something but he knows something bad will happen soon
  10. Shopping with Sadie Jake’s mind is running though how he can get hold of the house a few yards a way from LHO when he starts to sing
  11. The song is by the rolling stones Both the song and the band will not exist for another five years Jake tries to cover how he knows the song but Sadie calls him out and it all falls down and Sadie knows his Application and references have been falsified so she has really no idea who he is then Jake sees her application form for a job she needs to take, he sees it spells out Doris Dun Then he questions and hopes that her ex husband doesn’t find her they shoot some more and Jake leaves.

    What I think- I knew the happy time would come to an end and Jake would have to be Jake once again trying to stop Lee Harvey Oswald but I’m not too keen on the way it has, he mistakenly starts singing a song which he knows isn’t right on the one day he’s half Jake and half George. And now the fact Sadie somehow ties into Frank Dunning does somewhat seem to be somewhat contrite, I know Jake couldn’t just lock himself away in the mountains for a few years until he has to go to Dallas away from everything but the way he’s gone about this the way he’s integrated himself into life in the school does seem a bit harsh to everybody around him. He created a happy life only just to let it slip. I have no idea how it’s all going to shake it out at the end weather indeed Jake is the yellow card man which if he is and I’ve been saying it all along the books quite obvious but I hope that we find out about the people that Jake is now leaving behind What Becomes of them in the same way we found out about Al and his first trip back to save the girl from being shot.

    Well that’s the end of this chapter for this week, I have no idea what the Fallout will be if Jake will continue at the school in anyway I just disappear into Dallas, it’ll be quite interesting to find out.

    Ok that’s your lot for this week, As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter One – Turbulence.

    The blog following  has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

    A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

    Chapter One – Turbulence 0:00:00 – 0:12:46

    One screen we see printed in white letters
    In November of 1984 shortly before Gorbachev come to power a typhoon class Soviet sub safest just south of the Grand Banks it then sank in deep water apparently suffering irradiation problem unconfirmed reports indicated some of the crew were rescued to reported statements by post Soviet and American government’s nothing of what you’re about to see ever happened.

    The screen goes blank once again, and we are show Captain Marko Ramius (Sir Sean Connery) as he looks out over Polijarny Inlet North of Soviet sub base near murmansk (the printed on screen) Someone comes behind him Captain Borodin (Sam Neill) and wishes him a good morning in Russian underneath there are subtitles in English, To which she replies cold and hard. We are then shown the submarine there standing on as it he’s being pulled out to sea by for small dogs the gentleman with Marko Ramius says it is time and they’re both agree. The credits roll above the action as the sub is pulled out, In red lettering and in Russian the words Red October appear there is a swipe and they turn into English. 

    As the rest of the credits play out we are shown blueprints, schematics, models and computer read outs as a gentleman works at a computer desk, he switches off the small laptop puts a few papers into a briefcase and then we are shown an image of a little girl as she looks up at Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) tells the little girl she should be up stairs sleeping and then we move to a woman standing on the stairs and then a second woman (we later finds out her name is Sally Jack Ryan’s wife played by Gates McFadden) a very posh English accent talking to the woman she tells her one story and two glasses of water. Jack Ryan and the posh lady are dress to walk out of the house, the posh lady tells Jack he will miss his flight Jack tells little girl that when he’s on his business trip he will bring back Stanley girls teddy bear a little brother. We then cut to London Heathrow Airport International departures outside in the rain, a black Land Rover pulls up driven by the posh lady and Jack Ryan exits into the terminal itself. 

    Now on the plane Jack Ryan his ass by the stewardess he wants anything it is still continue to rain outside the plane in fact it looks like a storm Jack replays no he doesn’t need anything the stewardess points out if he actually sleeps the flight may go a little faster but Jack Ryan then says he doesn’t sleep on planes because of the turbulence, then goes into a technical explanation on how turbulence works to emphasize the point the camera zooms in on to his coffee cup as it rattles in its saucer, the credits are still being shown on screen as Jack walks through the airport. Two gentleman approach Jack Ryan as he walks through one asked him if he is Dr Ryan and the other waits a few steps behind all three of them Sean riding in a car to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters Langley Virginia. Behind a desk Admiral Greer (James Earl Jones) Stands up and shakes hands with Ryan as he walks through his office door Admiral Greer offers Jack coffee and they talked about Jack’s family and his little girl, Admiral Greer then asks Jack what’s so important to get Jack on a plane at 2 o’clock in the morning,

    Jack Ryan then lays out to black and white photographs saved British Intelligence took these two days ago they are believed to be the Red October the latest typhoon class Admiral Greer takes one of the photographs of the table and study is it Ryan tells him that the captain of the submarine is Ramius, Greer then asks rain if he is one of his to which line replies yes I did the biography of him last year. He then goes into a small history of Marko he’s checking out every single attack but for the last 10 years and has very good political connections antidotes the Russians call him the Vilnius schoolmaster.

    Greer’s next question is what are the doors are Ryan has no idea and no do the British but they have friends who think they know the answer and he requests permission to show the pictures to Skip Tyler, Greer knows of skip Tyler but Ryan quickly goes into a potted history and tells great that is clearance is top secret or better and he’s been cheating at the Academy since the last of his leg in an automobile accident. Greer it’s the telephone and all is a car for Jack Ryan to be downstairs in 10 minutes. Ryan looks at Greer who simply says that the Red October was picked up on a satellite few hours ago

    The screen fades to black and then becomes blue and we hear the sound of whale song and the outer hull and engine noise of USS Dallas Los Angeles class attack submarine 100 miles north west of Polijarny Inlet. On the inside we see to men working at very a impressive sonar station, one asks the other what can you hear to which the reply is I’m not sure yet but after moving a few switches is able to distinguish the sound, the gentleman asking the questions has he feets up on one of the chairs as the other works at the controls the printer in the corner kicks into life and prints out what it believes the sound could be a biologic the gentleman working the controls whose name is Beaumont (Ned Vaughn) asks what is meant by a biologic and guy with his feet up who is called Jones (Courtney B. Vance) tell him it’s a whale a marine mammal which knows a lot about Sonar than he does.

    Beaumont signs and a third man enters the little sonar area, and he then it goes on to explain if Jones keeps ragging on him to much he should ask him about Pavarotti, The third man Chief of the Boat (this gentlemens character does not have a name he’s just referred to in the credits chief of the boat Larry Ferguson) then tells Beaumont about Jones play classical music out of the sonar System so that everyone in the Navy including a boat out in Pearl Harbour can hear it they are certainly interrupted by the sonar system as a red light on the control panel begins to flash it’s a distant contact beginning to submerge Jones thinks it’s a missile boat coming out of the inlet which he calls it into Captain Bart Mancuso, (Scott Glenn) who tells him to start tracking it and he will be into the sonar room in a minute.

    The differences between the book and the film –
    At the beginning of the film we are told that we are watching a true account of a incident which happened in 1984, the history books however say none of these actually took place.

    Well the first chapter of the book is exclusively about Marko Ramius, the Russian Navy Fleet and the Red October, but what get here what we get is 5 minutes in the company of the Russian crew as it is taken out to see, we are then introduced to Jack Ryan doesn’t appear in the book until the 4th day or Chapter 4 

    All the Marko Ramius biography that we have lived through and felt through the last three chapters is passed off to Jack Ryan as he gives an extremely potted history to Admiral Greer, after he makes the trip from England to CIA headquarters is quite clever to use the transition from there as an opening sequence so you can get the credits out of the way and establish both character and setting.

    As Jack Ryan briefs Admiral Greer, skip Tyler is mentioned and the established intelligence information from the British Navy is also alluded to.

    We then have Jones being introduced the sonar officer onboard the Dallas, and again pretty much of his back story is passed off by adding a few lines to a third character needing to be told the information  from chief of the boat who in the film doesn’t have a name but in the book is called Mr Thompson. Jones is established by quickly as a teacher so therefore a clever person without going into very much detail.

    So within 12 minutes we have captain Marko ramius the dark forbidding a Russian officer of the red october Jack Ryan something in the CIA Admiral Greer his boss and the captain, chief of the boat and sauna operator of the Dallas. All with their define goals, And role within the structure of the story. But it also leaves out the hierarchical structure for the Russian Navy and some Marko Ramius motivation if in fact it is the same thing as the book.

    Ok so that’s the first chapter of the DVD compared to the first chapter of the book I know it’s quite a big thing and the first chapter in the book is very plain yet the first chapter DVD, covers a lot more ground and does established 1 or 2 characters quite quickly. But we are at the same point the red october has been launched with Marko ramius charged CIA analysis officer Jack Ryan is looking into the outer doors on the boat and the USS Dallas has noticed her leaving the shipyards,

     I hope you can join me next week as we start chapter 2 of the DVD called Two Keys One Safe and as always if you have been thank you for Reading.

    Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – Just One More…Just one.

    The Trent and Mersey canal, It’s like living on the M6 motorway is not a day goes by or an hour ago by that you don’t get passed by another wonderful boat,  but that does present a little bit of a problem when moving from A to B, see the idea of this trip was to move Ezri from coppers bridge to just outside the small village of Rode Heath and matter of six locks about 2 and bit miles,

    Me and Dad walked from the village to Ezri so we knew there would be space right at the end of the rings, the odd thing was even though it was very uphill walk through/pass the lock it was one more easy walks and did feel a lot shorter, we had something to eat before we started.

    Getting to the first lock, we started our system, and as we worked we had another boat came behind but the lock was to small to fit both of us in, so dad let the water go and Ezri went down but as we did there was second boat but this one coming towards us, So as dad worked the lock the lady from the other boat went to talk to the boat behind us, and we carried on to the next lock, unlike the last this was set in our favorite which helped a lot,

    After two small locks they become doubles so it was a case of finding which ever one was set but, sometime it was case of floating in the centre of the water pound, which was Ok but a few times I all most of got stuck in fact when the towpath changed sides I did in fact catch Ezri’s side on one of the pound walls. So it was a little tricky at sometimes. But I did get to video us working a lock, 

    When came to stopping that’s were the problem started we made it but found out that the space we wanted to use was now taken up but now just by one boat but two holiday boat, one was using a mooring pin to stay in the bank it was now 2:30 in afternoon gave us time if needed it. I left dad holding Ezri so I could see if there was anymore anywhere only to find an another lock and then one after that, We couldn’t leave Ezri so we pressed on but it soon became clear that we couldn’t stop between the wide pound space and two locks became just one more, let just see wants next after that in total it was four extra 

    It was only when were work last of the extra locks did meet someone coming up (the guy behind us at start of the day had now long pass us, when stopped). Dad helped them up but a little to quick for their liking but there were helpful for us to telling us about mooring space which were free. The funny thing was there are in walking distance of the real M6 motorway. 

    Ok so that’s your Ezri adventure for this week as always thank you for reading and I hope come back next week for the next one.

    Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  44 miles  2  furlongs

    Miles covered this trip =  3 miles  3 furlongs.

    Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge Knowsley Lane Bridge No 95. Coopers Bridge No. 135. Rough.Wood Bridge No. 146 (10 locks)

    Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter Fifteen

    The following blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

    STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

    The day that changed the world. 

    What if you could change it back ?
    On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
    President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
    If you had the chance to change history, would you?

    Would the consequesnces be worth it?

    The book so far – Still under his pseudonym Jake still teaches at the high school and starts a relationship with Sadie another teacher there’s chaperone the dance and I put on a memorial service for the teacher that introduced them at the end of the dance the end up back at her house but said sadie does not want to take it any further at that point Until a few hours later when she rings up.

    And now the continuation

    1. Jake goes to towns over and bring the things Sadie ask him, then he waits and she comes to his house
    2. The go to bed and she feel for the first time
    3. She talks about her past marriage but only for a short time today she only wants to feel the fizz her word for the feeling.
    4. They lay in bed together but all to soon its time for Jake/George to leave he feels bad he has to lie and doesn’t want to think about what the future will hold but for now he and Sadie are happy and long May that continue.
    5. On the ride home he thinks about the fact that he’s not even born yet and he’s been trying to prevent a child coming into this world as well.
    6. Jake goes and picks up Listening device from his friend in Dallas.
    7. Back at the school Sadie sends him a note
    8. Over the fall (Autumn time) they enjoy their time together but are careful to make sure nobody sees them or do anything that will draw attention to themselves.
    9. The Old principal of the school comes back to talk to George/Jake And tells him about a discrete place that he knows also the fact that he knows the second reference, Jake gave was fake but No she’s not going to tell anybody but he needs to clean to Sadie
    10. They go to the place and tell each other they are in love
    11. Sadie talks about her marriage and about her ex who has a very severe case of OCD and you use a broom to separate them from touching when in bed.
    12.  Jake has a nightmare about Sadie ex and the yellow card man
    13. Sadie wakes Jake from the nightmare and as they try Make sense of it one of the gentleman that run the retreatCome knocking on the door with a message about one of the students who Has been killed in a car crash it’s the student that Jake helped last year
    14. At the funeral of Jake start to think, Maybe it’s the Butterfly Effect kicking in if he’d come to Jodie, but gradually it slowly Dons on you Jodie is his home not just a place where he’s hiding out.
    15. Finally in the winter of 1961 Jake gets a call from the woman in Dallas saying she’s on her way out of the boarding house Jake says he will give her more money if she meet him.
    16. Jake gives her the money for the information and his old coat she then tells him a story about her little seeing a monster she calls a jimla.
    17. Once again back home Sadie calls about the staff Christmas party and then asks Jake where he’s been he lies of course well said most of the truth says he’s been shopping, There is a cold feeling he gets and they both hang up but something has changed slightly he knows he can’t tell the whole truth and is now wondering what he can actually tell her in the end.

      What I Think – This chapter was a bit of a pain to read not because the language or the set-up for the situation because it starts off with Jake making a happy life a happy time for himself and Sadie but further we get into the chapter things start going slightly south and we know at some point he has got to tell the truth but he’s built his happy life on a lie.

      Then the death of the young gentleman in the drama class happens which is almost the catalyst to everything else the bad dreams and this repeated phrase whichs he keeps hearing, now we’re getting into the countdown to 1963 and, the real reason he has come back I have no idea what how it will all end and How many people would be broken by.

      Well that’s your lot for this week, And as always if you have been thank you for reading so I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter as we continue our adventure through this book.

      All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD Introduction.

      The blog following  has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning. 

      Last week we finished the book version of The Hunt for Red October but this week we are going to begin with a small introduction to the flim version of The Hunt for Red October, The vision of the film we are going to use that this is a special collector’s edition, widescreen collection from Paramount, rated PG 

      Here now is what the back of the DVD case reads.

      Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

      A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

      Well that’s slightly different from the back of the book already so we’ll have to see which way it goes, the way I’m going to do this is the DVD has been split into 13 chapters each with their own title. So what we’re going to do is there going to do one chapter per blog entry I will write out what I see on screen as accurately as possible and then compare it to what that chapters are to the chapters in the book.

      The DVD chapter titles are as follows

      1. Turbulence
      2. Two Keys, One Safe
      3. Caterpillar drive
      4. Ryan’s Briefing
      5. Sub Plots
      6. Thor’s Twins
      7. Evasive Action
      8. Crazy Ivans
      9. Rendezvous
      10. Periscope Depth
      11. East meets West
      12. Battle Stations
      13. Home Free.

        I will not be passing judgement on the acting skill, special effects or anything else apart from the storyline itself. I will use the actors names only once in the first blog entry and then referred to them only as their character names after that to avoid any confusion for example Sean Connery apparently is portraying Captain Marko Ramius I will put Sean Connery name in brackets when he is first mentioned or first appears on screen and then afterwards I would just say Captain ramius or Marcus after that.

        So if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week as we begin again for the hunt for the Red October.

        Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – The Written Word.

        Last weeks blog post went out six hours early (6:00 am not 6:00 pm) that I had planned, Which got me thinking I can manipulate my blog and its entries for any time and day, For them to be posted the middle of next year if I felt like it.

        And its not just the Ezri stuff I put out I do book reviews and few other things all of which can be deleted in a split second, or if I no longer remember the passwords and have to start all over again somewhere else. The book reviews I don’t really mind losing but the Ezri stuff would be a huge heartache.

        Unlike most people I don’t use YouTube as a Blog or vlog entry system it’s just random 2 minute travel videos if that and having seen that it’s not the free and open platform calls itself. I’m not going to trust it.
        Now that leaves me three options ;

        Copy and paste all the blog entries from very beginning, up to now and back them up onto a hard drive/USB stick and just have them sit there gathering dust, bytes or whatever.

        Copy the entries into a Word document and print out every single page then I would have a collection of pages too expensive to put into a book and bind so I would have them sit in a drawer somewhere, once again gathering dust.

        The solution I came up with is to hand write or rewrite all the blog post’s but not in cheap A4 paper pad with a cheap ballpoint pen but a proper leather journal so have looking around I found a fully handmade including the paper 20 cm x 15 leather journal from the Etsy shop SundaraSoul, and even a black Fountain pen to use with which came from WHsmiths.

        So over the next few weeks I hope to write all the posts from here into the book and when its full get another one, slowly building into a living collection, from the very start, of words rather than just computer bytes or pages in a drawer. It doesn’t mean I want to start writing here in fact I’m going to write here first so I can check the punctuation and the spellings because when I come and write it into the book I have no way to change the once the ink touches the paper.

        Well that’s just about your lot for this week and If you have done thank you for reading and next week’s log entry will be once again all about the Trent and Mersey and our trip towards the Anderton Boat Lift so I hope you can join me for that.

        Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter Fourteen

        The following blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King  book11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

        STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

        The day that changed the world. 

        What if you could change it back ?
        On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
        President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
        If you had the chance to change history, would you?

        Would the consequesnces be worth it?

        The Book So Far – Jake finally decides to settle in Dallas the year is is now 1961 he has been teaching at a school just outside of Dallas he has become the de facto drama teacher in a little town called Jodie thanks to the guiding hand of a woman named mimi who eventually works out that his name is not George. He helps a young football player overcome his shyness by taking a role in the school’s presentation of Of Mice and Men later that same year the woman that helped him get the job marries and introduces in to a woman called Sadie. Mimi Passes away later on at the end of the year and George/Jake with the help of Sadie plan a memorial service. However all the time he is thinking about the notes Al made and where abouts Lee Harvey Oswald is expected to be.

        And now the continuation.

        1. Jake and Sadie put the memorial and both children and staff cry, and he picks Twelve Angry Men for the school play calling it the The Jury so he can cast girls to.
        2. He goes back to Dallas and buys bugging unit which fits in the base of lamp
        3. With the map and notes Al made Jake finds one of the homes LHO  will live in a few months times he them gives the people some money to tell him when they move out. At home he finds a note from Sadie. 
        4. The note turns out to be a request for him to chaperone the school dance.
        5. The school is in full swing and Jake Takes a walk outside to stop any underage drinking he finds a few of the kids he knows and while he tells them off for drinking he says our school, Which suddenly makes you feel as if he belongs there and that he will never go back to 2011
        6. Jake and Sadie dance much to the Pleasure and amusement to the kids in the hall
        7. They drive back to Sadie’s home and they kiss but Sadie gets Scared because she has never moved beyond that.
        8. When he gets home phone is ringing and it’s Sadie they make plans, She tells him that she has to get a residency divorce from her estranged husband so she will have to get a summer job, In another state. In his head Jake works out were LHO will be and what will happen next to all the actors on his stage. 

        What I think – So Jake is going to stay at the end of the book, Jake is going to live out the rest of his life out of the 21st century, To be totally honest it doesn’t come as a complete surprise because I have the idea that Jake is in fact the yellow card man, Who has been drinking himself slowly to death. Haunted by what he has done and what he’s about to do the rest of it is all window dressing his reasons for staying and his eventual realisation that he can make a bigger difference here then he could in 2011. The question becomes is exactly how will we find out about if any of the changes he has made will stick onto who he will confess everything to because at some point he’s gonna have a mental breakdown.

        Well that’s my thoughts on this chapter anyway so as always if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you will join me next week for the next chapter.


        All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Eighteenth Day. (Last Book Chapter)

        The blog following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

        Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

        The Red October is heading west.
        The Americans want her.
        The Russians want her back
        And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

        Recap the Seventeeth day -The Americans fooled the Russians into thinking that Red October is at the bottom sea, Most of her crew I now safely on their way home back to Russia itself, So the Russian Navy is also given the order to return home all apart from one ship who slips through the Americans sonar system and begins to search.
        The small convoy made up of the Red October the Dallas and the small submersible vehicle and making their way to the Norfolk Naval Dock each leapfrogging the other at a 10 mile radius when the Russian submarine comes in contact with them the Americans could not fire on the Russians and the Russians cannot fire on the Americans. But the Russians release a missile and target the Red October and with the help of the deep sea submersible vehicle they are able to avoid being killed the Russian ship them rams day October and ends up sinking to the bottom with all hands lost. The convoy 10 group together and then head to Norfolk.

        THE EIGHTEENTH DAY MONDAY 20 DECEMBER – pages 461 to 469

        The Red October.
        Mancuso Ryan and Ramius all stand on the outside of the red October’s control tower she has been made ship-shape enough to carry on on her own steam, with the Dallas and Pogy submerge somewhere after adding for additional interference so they cannot be picked up on any sonra or radio. They talk about what it means to be truly free and ramius is surprised that they might run into a member of the public as they enter the Norfolk Channel. Ramius asks the men about their families and if they have wives to which Mancuso replies he will miss another Christmas as their ship will be sent out again. Ryan tells her that he’s on family as well and says that when everything is straightened out you would like to get everybody together for a meal and have the CIA paid for it.

        Norfolk Virginia
        20 minutes later they are at their destination huge concrete box over 800 feet long larger than it had to be covered with a steel roof over satellite could not see what was inside.
        With help the red october is locked into place and ramius gives the order to the remaining crew to come top side of the boat is then asked by Dan Foster chief naval operations Norfolk for permission to come aboard.
        Ryan is then takeaway in gray chevy and then fly by helicopter back to the CIA headquarters by this time he is too tired to argue and think much of the pain of the journey

        CIA HEADQUARTERS
        Back where it all began Ryan is debrief and he is very upset that they couldn’t rescue the other members at the Russian submarine that run into the red october but as one of the Admirals points out there at war and if they were to rescue the crew members what would they have worked for in the end. All Ryan really wants to do is go home but he’s pleased to find out the British office it will be ok

        Norfolk Naval Shipyard
        The crewmen of the Dallas are back to their boat and ordered to stay out for 30 Day more during which time the crew will be encouraged to forget everything they have seen heard or wondered about.
        The red october sits alone in the dried up as the water slowly drains away from her already a select group of engineers and technicians for beginning her inspection.
        As for Ramius and his officers their person gear was taking off and they were taken by bus to the same airfield wine use an hour later they were in a CIA safe house in the Rolling Hills of charlottesville Virginia.

        Dulles International Airport
        Ryan missed the sunrise be bordered the TWA 747 that left us on time 7:05 in the morning sky overcast and Ryan did something he never done before for the first time in his life Jack Ryan fell asleep on an airplane.

        What I think – well that’s the end of it the end of The Hunt for Red October book and like I said in the previous blog post the book and it ended in the last chapter with them heading literally into the sunset for Norfolk this chapter seems to be just tying up all the loose Ends, Well some of the Loose Ends anyway the Russian spy for 1 I don’t think really had a proper ending and the interesting part I think would be to see what captain ramius would be like after a year in the Americas. All in all it’s very enjoyable but if you’d like to find point and the little details that Mr Tom Clancy seems to enjoy putting into his books that go back stories of many of the characters and the history of pieces of equipment that are used.
        Next week we shall begin the film version of the book how much will translate from page to screen is yet to be seen and I have a feeling that some of the chapters within the DVD setup will be smaller than the pages of the book I will have to work out where exactly to compare it to and not end up boring both myself and you the reader.

        So as always if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week as we restart telling the tale for the the hunt for Red October.

        Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – Half a Dozen Down

        This week we forge further ahead on the Trent and Mersey, At the junction we be turning left (right would take us to the Harecastle tunnel) this was easy said then done. Before we set off there were two boats tied together with one tied up and the lock landing, which as the locks are double, it didn’t present a problem I could just move to the right hand side of the canal on go down the free one. But by the time we got there and I’ve made my wide sweep to the right the boats had disappeared and I was too far wide to come in elegantly so I hit not only the bank in front of me but when I done reversing tapped the front of Ezri on the now free lock landing, So not the best of starts.

        I’m not sure how many locks there are in total on the complete length of the Trent and Mersey as I only intend to do as many as it will take to get to the Anderton Boat Lift around I think twenty five. So in this journey we that is my Dad and myself will do the first six we will come across. The way the locks work on the Trent and Mersey are exactly same really is all locks you add a fill it up or empty it float in and fill it up or empty it again, The only difference is a double Chambers that’s two locks next each other one can be used for going down a one can be used for going up at the same time.

        We did the first one with no issues and no problem we’ll stay down the left hand side from the mooring landing, that working a lot with the big handle windlass and me steering Ezri. But I did forget to do was to take the camera off my pocket and film because I wanted to show the fact that you travel underneath the the Trent and Mersey section which links with the Macclesfield it was only halfway through the trip when I remembered I had the phone.

        There is quite a lot of room between 2nd and 3rd locked and there were a few boats made up mostly mostly holiday boats but there is enough room so that the lock emptying and filling doesn’t ground you so on the way back I might stop here. At the second was about coming the other way so they were going off as we were coming down and they were extremely helpful as the young lad on the boat open the gates so I could just sail to the lock on the left, they also pointed out further on the water would get a bit shallow as we were only going to do the first six it didn’t and hasn’t become a problem yet.

        With our system in full swing with Dad setting the locks and walking a few yards ahead, I was able eventually to get the phone at my pocket and start taking pictures I even managed to take a video at some point exactly what lap and not sure because the numbers like I said don’t really correlate they not in 123 order. The Trent and Mersey actually passes the main offices well the regional offices, for the canal and River Trust so there are places where you can more up and take on water there is also a little Museum/shop thing but we didn’t have time to go and look inside maybe on the way back or in a few days I will have a look myself are there are two water points as well so that’s quite useful.

        As we travelled along I think it was the fourth lock there was a volunteer who helped us though which nice and said we were about the 14th boat he’d helped. There were a few more boats than that after us so on behalf or all us thank you.

        We went along to the next lock and with the system going we finished it in next to no time the rest of the journey was just a case of finding a place to Moor. Near a set of rings Ezri’s centre line being used as the Middle Rope to moor on the ring and the back and front mooring chains.

        As always we left plenty of room between myself and the boat in front but half an hour after we stopped the people in front of our but decided they didn’t want to stick around so Ezri Dad and Me had a nice diner of steak pasties, pie and coffee.

        So as always thank you for reading and see yo next week for the blog post

        Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  40 miles  7 furlongs

        Miles covered this trip =  2 miles  4 1/4 furlongs.

        Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge Knowsley Lane Bridge No 95. Coopers Bridge No. 135.