Friday, 10 July 2009

Time travelling



My very intelligent school chum, Derek, came up with a theory when he was about 12 to explain why there was no need to worry about dying. Time, he explained, was not fixed but changed with your perspective and, as you were about to fall off your perch those last moments would stretch to infinity. So, no problem there then.
But maybe he was right, time already seems to have slowed and the recent past is disappearing down a lengthening tunnel. We've just reached Crick, a journey I can do in two hours by car; it's taken us ten days. The River Nene seems months back.
Two firsts today; the Watford Staircase was as easy as walking up the stairs to bed and our fire engine searchlight was switched on for the first time in anger for the Crick Tunnel - producing a magnificent beam of light.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Ah, I see you have finally attached the worlds biggest navigation light to your boat, this will surely enable you to do le mans style 24 hour boating!