Sunday, March 29, 2015

Well, that was interesting!

Wind. Lots of it, and very strong. When we finally got to leave our mooring yesterday morning, the gusts were the kind of gusts that try to knock you off your feet. Luckily, it didn't make too much difference to Grace as she drove Kantara down the flight, but I was buffeted lots. The volunteer lockies said they'd never had it so bad. We're in Debdale Marina at the now, and it's still that bad. We're moored to a pontoon which is only about a third of Kantara's length, and so close to the boat next to us that we could only just get a side fender between the two of them. We think we won't blow away.

We have a mains electricity feed, which makes the weekend better, whatever the weather. And the weather is direVery, very strong winds, and intermittent heavy rain. It's nice not to have to go out.

I forgot to mention the two films we've seen recently. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was every bit as good as the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Possibly better. It certainly wasn't second best. With a strong story, and a cast like that, what can one say about it?
"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny, and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best ExoticMarigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy-posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel, the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself."

The other was Focus. Very disappointing. Dull. Both of us slept through bits of it.
  1. "Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years later, Nicky is in Buenos Aires working a very dangerous scheme when Jess - now an accomplished femme fatale - unexpectedly shows up. Her appearance throws Nicky for a loop at a time when he cannot afford to be off his game."

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