Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Five – 11.22.63- Chapter TwentyFive

The following has spoilers the Stephen King book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

The day that chnged 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 – The people who know Sadie on the jamboree once again to cover her medical expenses, and at the end of the night Jake takes her home, In the morning he tells her that whole truth who he is in where he comes from and has the vague idea of bringing back to the 21st century but then changes his mind she doesn’t believe him totally so he tries to remember one thing that will happen which is the prize fight, and one last time he puts a bet on.

And now the continuation.

  1. The first of Sadie Surgery take place and Jake says the next time will be at his place and it won’t be a kife it will be a laser.
  2. Jake rings De Mohrenschildt calling himself John Lennon, tells him all things he’s watched him and Oswald do, and that if can prove Lee worked alone shooting Walker he’s save.
  3. Jake goes to see Sadie,Making her a promise that no one gets hurt and he makes his plans And puts on the disguise he bought at the costume shop.
  4. Jake get De to prove that he had nothing to do with the Walker shooting and Jack Ruby is just a kid who buys off cops
  5. Jake is able to get Sadie out the hospital, and she going to go back to school but when Jake is done go with him
  6. Miz Caltrop tries to make Sadie life hard with her and Jake living in but Jake put the right.
  7. Sadie plans a weekend away
  8. Jake and Sadie talk about Lee, She why not just call the cops Jake tells her it not going to work and talking to Lee himself could maybe put the idea in there
  9. They go to the fight.
  10. Sadie bets with the guy next to her
  11. the fight doesn’t start well for Jake’s boy in fact he almost ends up face down and the man next to Sadie tells her to pay up but something changes and Tiger wins
  12. Sadie asks is hate that drives Jake to want to stop Lee no he says is sorrow
  13. Jake gets his money but has a powerful unpleasant sense of deja vu
  14. The bookie has sent a few guys after Jake so he starts looking for his gun
  15. The guys beat Jake and take photographs after Roth tells winning the first bet drove his boss crazy
  16. Jake crawls outside and into the road were the old woman from months before calls ambulance
  17. Also Jake car has been stolen

What I Think – So there we have it the real reason Jake might not make the score Book Depository, having the Beating of his life from all the bets he’s layed down over the past. This chapter wasn’t about Sadie or trying to convince her about the future not even about the medical advances and the hope that he can take her back to the 21th century it was all about trying to stop him from being able to stop Lee when the time came. He was able to off people from the school who they were trying to get Sadie he was able to make more money than ever needed, And also work out there was no great conspiracy between Lee and the Cuban revolutionaries so that had to be something.
There are a few more chapters exactly how many I’m not sure because I’m not going to skip ahead count them, but safe to say we are coming to the end of the story I have a feeling Jake and Saide will not stop Lee in the end, Sadie Sadie has to come into it somewhere now taking a more active role even though Jake is dead against it using no position to argue so it will be interesting to find out .

So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter and until then bye for now and see you next week.


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All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Ten – Periscope Depth

The following blog 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 Ten- Periscope Depth – 1:32:57 – 1:43:44

The Red October and the Dallas break the surface of the water and Ramius looks though his periscope on the Dallas Mancuso is doing the same he asks Ryan want he wants to say, Mancuso sends the message to Ramius who is taken back and replys with one ping only, Ryan quickly works out something to tell Ramius, Mancuso thinks he’s out of his mind.
As Mancuso sends the message he asks Ryan how he knew Ramius was going to go starboard Ryan tells him it was 50/50 guess.


Ramius sees the message and sends yet another ping, Ryan knows the Russian want to sink the October and that they may have to do just that.
Walking away from the periscope Ramius tells the crew they most go south he shows Borodin on the maps the same place Ryan told Mancuso to send, as they head there Ramius gives his chief engineer a look.

In green letters we are now at the Grand Bank’s just north of laurentian Abyssal its now 20 hours later

The reactor on the Red October which is critical mass and alarms begin to sound, the coolant system has been contaminated and there is no way to vent it out as a ventilation shaft and ventilation unit has been compromised the doctor believes it may have happened when the Caterpillar drive was sabotaged. Ramius mouse to surface the ship so we can you circulate the air for the doctor believes that the catastrophic failure of the coolant system has contaminated dealership and it is in fact Sabotage but once again ramius does not believe this.

Then Borodin takes the doctor’s side and reluctantly ramius surfaces the ship and evacuates the men to the deck.They now using the rafts and waiting for the Russian Fleet to arrive. However when they reach the surface Borodin sees American warship telling them to remain on the surface are there will be fired upon, ramius takes a few seconds to think and then turns to the doctor, has the doctor to take the man off the ship into the rafts and the officers will go back into the ship submerge and then scuttle it.

The American warship sees this and the caption orders a shot to be fired above the bow of the submarine on the ship a helicopter takes off, and drops a missile into the water and the Russians watch it back in the control room a hand reaches down to the panel and at 200 yards the the missile is automatically self-destructive standing above the control panel is Admiral Greer to his side is Skip Tyler, he Giving orders to the Dallas.

Differences between the book and the film – 

The biggest differences are all the things that went on behind the scenes for example Admiral Greer and skip Tyler being on the warship that is able to track the red october is she surfaces, In the book there is an explanation of how they are able to do that with the two helicopter flights, and the near miss of the F22 as it heads home, but here with now have Admiral Greer on the war ship giving the same orders he did in the book, With a few minor changes.

As for our three main stages of operation the Red October,the Dallas and the British ship that took Ryan aboard, we seem to have lost the British ship no longer tails the Dallas in fact it is nowhere to be seen, the two remaining fly out that parts just as the book only minus the cob of the boat in fact the only four remaining characters are captain Marko ramius, captain Borodin, Jack Ryan and Captain Mancuso the doctor of the Red October however does make an appearance but only just after the critical moments, he used to text here is also quite evident as 20 hours have passed during the initial contact with each other and Ryan’s madcap idea of ordering the Red October in to a certain place.

What I Think – As I always said this film is not like most of the 1980s blockbuster films it’s more cerebral than that we have one man working through a system as he tries to help another man defect. There are lot of a long pauses and a lot of quick cuts to people actually working but not explaining in simple terms what they are doing the best example of this is the exchange between the chief engineer about the Red October and Ramius, at the height of telling somebody what to do he glances over at the chief engineer and all he has to do is slightly mad and the engineer understand completely his next move with a modern day or equivalent film of that era you would have to have words used but here simple actions take their place,

In fact much of the dialogue from the book if dialogue is needed is used in full, the exchange between Ryan and Mancuso as they send the signal to ramius to the Periscope is almost completely there in even the joke about the playboy bunny measurements is left in how that would go down with a contemporary audience these days I wouldn’t know but it there all the same.

There are a few interesting bits missing out like how did Admiral Greer and skip Tyler get to the American warship and how is the American warship able to track the Red October did it get its information from the Dallas or has it been watching radar read out all this time thanks to the help of Jonesy on the Dallas.

So that’s your chapter from the Red October flim for this week, But as always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for chapter eleven East meets West, 

Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – The Voyage “Home”

I am not really sure how to start this set of blogs as we begin the voyage “home” to Furness Vale, it was meant to be see Ezri, Dad and Me Complete the Cheshire Ring heading through the Bridgewater Canal and the centre of Manchester once again but, the locks at Marple have shut since late September and its now become a case of retracing our journey the way we came. 

Officially the trip is supposed to take three days from the Middlewich visitor moorings, but those calculations have been done at the height of summer and now we’re almost but not quite winter time so we only have a few hours of daylight not only that we are at the mercy of my work as I do not have 3 days straight in a row. And believe me we have tried to do more miles but it would mean running in the in the dark even at 4:30 in the afternoon.

When we began from the Anderton Boat Lift we tried to squeeze in 8 miles and manage to do just under 7 and as we did it became Pitch Black so it was on with Ezri’s main light, running only for 25 minutes and the next day we did try to move once again but Ezri’s is battery had died, getting a replacement from Portland Marina was half a days work. So not the best of starts. Ezri has always run on just one battery, it’s never been a problem before and it will be rectified when we have the structural rebuild sometime in next September.

Now the thing is that I don’t wish to risk repeating myself and boring not only you the reader but myself in saying we did x y and z miles and got here, here and here, there will be a blog of our journey but not in the same style as before, my maths has never been my strong point but I know how I’ve done the 56 miles from bugsworth basin to the Anderton Boat Lift I have the videos and the emails to prove that, I have the idea we are going to short by few miles as was are not going end in Bugsworth once again, but we did do one mile on the River Weaver so I am counting that.

It’s not the way I wanted the blog to be in the end but at the minute it’s the best I can do so I hope you can join me as we retrace our steps and head on our voyage home, As always thank you for reading and I hope to see you next week.


Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Five – 11.22.63- Chapter TwentyFour

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 chnged 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 – Sadie is now in hospital, and the world thinks that it was another teacher that saved her for her ex, but in truth it was Jake. Sadie family still believe it was of her own making. But Jake tells her to forget them all. They setup a home together but still have hide it from the world. And for now LHO is out of the picture.

And now the continuation.

  1. Some of the school and the people who know Sadie plan to re stage the Jodie Jamboree, for her and Jake gets her doctor to play as well
  2. But the people who run the school will not let them have the hall and in truth want to fire Sadie. Jake and Deke go 50/50 on the cost of a new place
  3. Jake sees a poster for a boxing match which makes him think of Rocky Balboa
  4. In june Jake is rehearsing the play with half a mind of LHO and Marina and Sadie still hasn’t left the house since that night
  5. Jake is worrying about Sadie and with Ellen Dockerty turning up things are a little more worrying
  6. The first night of the jamboree goes well and Sadie makes a unplanned appears 
  7. At the end of the night Jake goes to see Sadie who welcomes him home
  8. They spend the morning together
  9. After breakfast Jake tells Sadie first about a place were they can go but not come back, and tells her the truth about trying to save Kennedy.
  10. He tells Sadie the winner of the prize fight so she has something to believe him.
  11. The second night goes will to and Sadie just wants Jake to be safe and they will talk after the fight
  12. But now Jake is scared for Sadie she might become a kind of Marina Prusakova exiled from all she knows
  13. Jake goes and finds a new contact so he can place one last bet
  14. He goes to the bank and makes sure Al was right, and buys a costume.
  15. Jake planned to see De Mohrenschildt but changes his mind he works out that De is just in it for the money.
  16. Jake puts down the bet.

What I think – Like I said in the last blog this is want the book is really about Jake and Sadie JFK and the time travel was just the Catalyst for meeting each other how it all works out is the key to the whole thing, knowing its a Stephen King book they will not just walk off into the sunset arm in arm, something or someone will step in the way of that. Jake can’t take Sadie into the 21th Century it would just be to much and I don’t think they will be able to stay in Jodie after  22 11 63 so that leaves being together and staying out of histories way.

So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter and until then bye for now and see you next week.


All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Nine – Rendezvous

The following blog 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 Nine – Rendezvous –  1:22:51 – 1:32:57

The crew of the Dallas get the now almost drowned Ryan on board, but Captain Mancuso is not impressed,

One quick cut and we are back with the Russian ambassador, who is now telling the Americans that the first report about the missing submarine was totally acute, they are saying he’s had brakedown and he’s going to fire his missiles on the US.They want help to kill everyone on the Red October.

Back on the Dallas Mancuso says they have all really found the Red October but had brake off the come and get Ryan, He wants to know if they can find him again want are they meant to do. Just as Ryan is about answer there call on the emergency radio, Mancuso sends someone to get the message and Ryan tells him the name of the submarine and that Ramius and the other officers wish to defect, the message is saying want the Russian ambassador said.

Mancuso heads to the con, and Ryan is given dry clothes,The Dallas is then put on battle stations,they dive deep and Jonesy makes contact and they follow, Ryan asks Mancuso to listen to him, Mancuso gives Ryan four minutes the time it will take to reach the Red October.

Ryan explains want he knows, but Mancuso still goes thorough with battle plan, until Ryan tells him that Ramius makes Crazy Ivans at set time, Mancuso then calls a armed office to the con Ryan asks if there is anyway way to contact the October without breaking orders, Jonesy tells Mancuso that the Red October is turning Mancuso asks which way.Ryan is right. Mancuso calls all stop.

The Red October can hear them now and Ramius is told they have open their missile doors, Ramius orders the same but locks the firing solution into the computer but leaves the doors on the missiles shut.

Back on the Dallas Mancuso asks Jonesy want is the October doing he’s told is heading it’s to periscope depth have a look around, Mancuso then asks if there any other targets around to which the reply is no they are not so he makes the depth of their summer in 65 feet.

Differences between the book and the film – Once again the differences between the book and a film at the fact that many of the characters are missing the entire mission with the doctor on the rescue of the previous smallest submarine is missing, 

All ambassador the interrogating or being interrogated by the president of the United States is also missing the pacing seems a bit quicker as well we cut back to the Dallas and to the Red October in the same way as the book yet most of the words that are spoken have been taken out and in fact two seasons are purely hand gestures by both captains.

What is the same however Ryan’s reaction to being on the small Submarine we see him first being terrified and then almost fighting for his life and his justification for being there, and Mancuso is also less open to hearing Ryan’s idea

What I think – Like I said before this film is not your average Blockbuster of the time there is not a Explosion every 5 minutes as it’s something like Die Hard would be here it is a more cerebral storyline in fact quite a lot of the book can be played out just by Simple hand gestures or two lines but we do have the same beats but not necessarily by the same people, but they are there to drive the story forward. We have gone from being in the wide open CIA Headquarters to the small submarines which gives the flim a lot more Believable atmosphere if we could kept moving around it would have been harder to understand.

So that’s your chapter from the Red October flim for this week, But as always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for chapter ten called Periscope Depth.


Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – The Anderton Boat Lift

Leaving Ezri just up around Marbury County Park, Both me and Dad walked into the Anderton Boat Lift center and on the last day of October and their last week of operations for this year it’s still a very busy place, to our right is the cafe (but more of that later), and the right is the little shop, I asked the lady behind the till and she told that booking for the lift are taken down the stairs. So off I went and meet another nice lady who explain how things work and want times we could have, and that we needed to be at the mooring 15 minutes before time.
So after making sure I understood everything and with both email and text conformation We set off and got Ezri, we worked out the best thing was to put her in the mooring and get something to eat, Which worked out very well as after ordering two coffee and two Panini sandwiches, they called us to the mooring again so the people in the cafe said they would keep the sandwiches for us.
They gave me a safety briefing, is odd really as I the one giving briefing like this, with Dad set in Ezri’s bow we set, and when everything was set and safe I started to flim.

So here now is the unedited video. Of me, Dad and Ezri traveling down the right hand-side of the Anderton Boat Lift.

Coming out of the lift we headed to the left, passing holding moorings and for a good ten minutes we headed almost back to Northwich, Ezri being on the river is totally different for her being on the canal she flows with the water so I have to be careful, we can’t just go with the flow.  Anyway all to soon it was time turn Ezri around, and make our way back to holding moorings. We tied Ezri up and walked back into the museum and cafe, and our sandwiches which were made fresh for us. To call the cafe a cafe it doing it diservice its far more than that, the food wonderful and the staff go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. In fact all the staff do so even if don’t have a boat or don’t want to use the lift I would go just for the day out.
We had lots of time to look at the museum which tells you first about the building of the lift and the counter weigh system, then about how it was saved by the work more amazing people. And now how the whole thing is run by State-of-the-art multi-million-pound computer system. After a good look around and watching the trip boat come down, it and Ezri were the only two boats which used the lift the whole day. I have a lot of photos so please follow the link so you can see them all.

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The return tirp was just as easy and enjoyable and here you can see Ezri getting into the swing of things.

 So that was the Anderton Boat Lift which marks the turning point of this journey and start of heading back to ‘home’ mooring. Which didn’t get off to the best of starts but as always if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for that.


Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Five – 11.22.63- Chapter TwentyThree

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 chnged 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 – Just as Jake is about walk out of the door and hunt down Lee, Marina turns up looking for him, but Jake had no idea were he is so she goes away. The second time he trys the phone rings on the other end is Sadie ex who is now trying to kill her.

With help from another teacher Jake is able to save Sadie but he knows he can’t kill Sadie ex as questions will asked so he beats the living day lights out of him, but when everyone turns their back Sadie’s ex cuts his own throat.

 And now the continuation,

  1. In two newspapers reports tell of a rifleman taking a shot at Major Walker and the other about Deacon Simmons saving Sadie
  2. A few days later Jake gets to see Sadie but is shocked by how primitive hospital she is in, They talk she blames herself and doesn’t want to go back to school, then she asks if he’s missed the thing he was meant to see and Jake tells the turth yes he has.
  3. The Doctor who helped Bobbi jill works in the same hospital
  4. But all he can do is repair all the damage that can be repairable
  5. The small group brake up and Mike and Bobbi have an idea how to help
  6. The Oswald apartment is taken over by the de Mohrenschilts and they find out Lee has rifle but no job.
  7. Jake tries to think of way to kill Lee but there to many questions if he kills in cold blood.
  8. Jake goes to see Sadie and finds out they are more Concerned with her ex-husband. 
  9. Jake Finally gets her to see sense and said he will pay her mortgage so she will not never have to go back home to her mother and that together they will live
  10. On the drive home Sadie has a nightmare about the attack
  11. The school girls and Jo Peet put her house back together
  12. She starts to have more nightmares Jake tells her he’s here now and forever
  13. On April 24 th Jake watches Lee lave Dallas
  14. Jake starts to think he will need more money and betting may work but something makes him change him mind.

What I think – The real part of Jake’s life now to look after Sadie and not chase after Lee and whatever Conspiracy they may or may not be, He knows its getting harder to stop Lee just in the same way it was hard to stop Sadie ex for all the world he’s George the school teacher. Before all this he could have run he could have done back could have reset time. But not now so much has happened he’s in to deep and maybe it was Lee after all.

We are getting to end soon, I know Jake can’t stop the killing I have said that from the start, the book once maybe was about that but now is about him and Sadie how time will push them along and if Jake will live once again in the 21 century.

So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter and until then bye for now.


All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Eight- Carzy Ivans 

The following blog 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 Eight- Carzy Ivans –  1:08:21- 1:22:51

We are back with Jack as he’s washing and shaving talking out loud to himself, he works out that Ramius has already come up with a way to get his crew off the Red October all he has to do is work out that maybe. They want to get so how do get crew of submarine what to get off. Jack goes to see the captain of the boat but on the bridge there an emergency, there is fighter jet which has damaged it landing gear. 
As Jack waits the XO tells him the Russian navy are not really looking and searching for the red october they are trying to drive him into a certain position, as the XO and the captain talk about the jet, Ryan plays with the computer map and is shown the Dallas and ask who or what its the Captain tells him is Mancos boat and they have been picking up seismic activity on red route One, Ryan asks if there is anyway they can get him on to her.
The Captain tells Ryan the only way to get in there would be to turn a helicopter into a flying gas can, the jet clips the side of the ship and explodes into a thousand different shades, the XO,Ryan and the Captain head the flight deck the next thing we see is Ryan being strapped into helicopter jumpsuit and XO telling him when he gets there the Dallas might not even be there but they are trying to get the message to her.

The helicopter takes off and the flim dissolves the inside of the Dallas, Jones is working the sonar control the COB is taking to the other guy there when Jones holds up his hand, the seem then shows the Dallas moving ahead with the Red October behind and Borodin telling Ramius routine cleaning at the baffles and the fact the Caterpillar drivers back up and running but the crew know about the Saboteur.
Borodin tells can make it to a certain place and let the crew off, but room is pointing out that most of the crew will freeze to death before they rescue so it’s Massachusetts or Maine. Bordin’s next question is whether the Americans live in Montana, he then paints pictures of his soon-to-be life, and then the Red October makes the turning

On Dallas Jones hears the movement change and the Dallas crew react to the crazy Ivan, the guy ask Jones what going on and he tells him at Russian captains perform this manoeuvre to make sure there is nobody behind them.They have to run silent so the Russians don’t know they are there, As this happens Ramius tells Borodin want he misses is the peace of the simplest fishing.

Jones tells the captain the Red October is moving back to its original position as he does so another crew member shows the captain a message out of the printer, Wide shoot of rain filled sky overhead, almost reached that no return point but they have a reserve of 10 mins Ryan then pleads with the pilot to stay here 10 more minutes but before he can answer the spotter notices a contact on the water’s surface.
Both the helicopter crew and the crew begin to prepare for Ryan to jump on the cable down first try Ryan clips himself on the con tower and the crew of the helicopter try to really back in rhyme pushes himself off and between the space in the air releases his clip on the cable and fall straight into the sea.

The differences between the book and the film.
Now the difference is this time quite huge we’ve lost all the back and forth between the president aids and the members of the CIA task force as well as a lot of the history of those characters in fact many of the characters are not appearing here, and it would appear that Ryan is making up a lot of this in his own head Rather than taking orders from Admiral and the backup from CIA headquarters. But want they have kept is the backstory for Borodin which is a nice little thing, it goes a little way in exploring and explaining the state of the Russian working people.

What I Think – I am not sure that flim knows want is wants to be first’s not your typical 1980 Blockbuster film there are not any rapid fast moving cuts from one sequence to the other it’s a slower paced action adventure story, we have Alternative chapters 1 showing action and the other showing the cerebral workings of each characters mind and then a transition into the next one, This chapter is a prime example of that begins with Jack Ryan character working out that ramius has already a plan to take the crew off the ship, We then get the action sequence with the plane and it’s malfunctioning landing gear and Ryan’s quick rapid run to the Dallas

Then the slow back and forth between each crew of both the Dallas and the red october itself until then Ryan unceremonious trip into the water.

So that’s your chapter from the Red October flim for this week, But as always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for chapter nine called Rendezvous.


Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – The Almost Blog

Well we made it, That’s to say Dad and Me did, Ezri however is just under a mile away and that’s because the mooring leading up to the Anderton Boat Lift are all 48 hours and the Anderton Services are being renovated so it’s better, we stay out of the way of all that. And it would be more fun to have the whole day there.

So we have come to the end of the locks so all the trip was is just a simple run to find a place to be for the time being, The last two stops we have been on pins which all very fine but the weather keeps pulling them out of the ground and when I work it seems to happen the most when I am work I was lucky this time as there was another boat behind Ezri and they tried her back into the bank and for that I thank you for that and I will be keeping the way they tied Ezri main rope as it works a little better.

We have passed through some strange, wonderful places on this adventure, from tiny 2 week village to huge city centre 2 hour moorings but the landscape here is just mind blowing first the canal so wide at so many points its almost river second are the building we have past, countless small houses, mini marines and lots of moorings but the Strangest place we have passed is the tata chemical works the whole thing is like travelling through the center of huge engine room all the sounds of the workers and the fact both sides of the canal is taken up by the factory and there is only a tiny towpath and high fencing just add to the crazy.

At one time the place was owned and run by ICI chemicals and that’s want it still called in the canal plan program on the internet. I forgot my camera (well the good one) so wasn’t able to video to get a cross just how mad this trip really was. Don’t worry as we have to come back this way so there will be video soon. But for now here are a few photos.

Next weeks Ezri 100 miles adventure will be our trip on the Anderton Boat Lift which makes the turning point of this journey and start of heading back to ‘home’ mooring. always if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for that.

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =   55 miles, 3½ furlongs 

Miles covered this trip =   4 miles  

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) Rookery Railway Bridge No. 158. Kings Lock Visitor Moorings, Billnge Green Bridge No. 181 (5 locks)  Marbury Hall Bridge No 196.

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

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  chnged 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 watches Marina meet Ruth Paine and for once  the Oswald family have a happy time, He begins to think about giving up on the whole thing but when he hears Lee and his friends talks conspiracy but somehow miss out the real information. So he has to follow Lee around as he plans his first kill. Jake then sets up a safety box with all the notes and information he has on Oswald and the last few years and hope that one day he will able open it again.

  1. Jake has it all planned out, watching and waiting for Lee but as he leaves there’s a knock on his door and Marina is there
  2. She’s looking for Lee, But Jake doesn’t know were he is, When she’s gone the phone rings and on the other end is a man with a soft southern voice and the sound of Sadie screaming
  3. (the story turns into the third person) Sadie ex husband Johnny Clayton has ransacked and pulled apart her home he makes her call Jake if not he will kill her.
  4. Johnny calls Jake and gives him three and a half hours to do something.
  5. Half way to Jodie Jake calls Deke and they work out an action plan
  6. Using a cover of a casserole delivery they will just to stop Johnny
  7. Jake is able get in the backyard and using the key he gets inside 
  8. Just about Jake is to kill Johnny he realises he can’t kill as he George Amberson identity will all Fall Apart when question so he beats the living crap out of him, When Jake is dealing with Sadie and Deke calling the police Johnny takes him knife cutting his own throat

What I think – Well time or fate, whatever you want to call it has put it’s big size nine feet into Jake’s plans just like I thought it would, With all the messing about with watching and waiting the Oswald family and with simple knock on his door he’s real mission is revealed, and that is help Sadie with her life and in truth that’s want all the book been about the dream of Al’s to stop the killing of JFK and the rest of the stuff is the catalyst for most things, But really it was save Sadie and it would be rather interesting to see how are what steps in the way for the 22th of November to stop Jake from being at dealey Plaza.

It was a odd to have the book switch from Jake’s perspective to third person, and that fact, earlier on but he said he was still wearing the slippers, I had the idea that things were going be just fine. But guess there was no other way of telling us want was going on.

On a more personal it was only a few days ago that I found that what remains of the official documentation of the John F Kennedy assassination are to be released in fact they are released two days ago it being 27th of October 2017 the blog going out on the 28th Saturday I don’t think there will be anything earth shattering in want will be seen and the turth whatever it was will never been fully understood, I know is not aliens or time trave pleople will believe whatever they want. But that’s a discussion for another time.

Next week we start part five of the book with title chapter 11.22.63. So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for that and until then bye for now.