Tumultuous Uproar

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Bohemian Rhapsody

01 December 2018
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
….......
Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me.

Yes, Lisa and I saw “Bohemian Rhapsody” last night in Papeete, Tahiti. They have one theater that shows English language films on Thursdays. We went with Don and Joy from Hua'kai and Roy from Mabrouka. We sat in cushy seats in an air conditioned theater with huge tubs of popcorn (but without butter. Come on, this is France!).

Lisa and I tried to remember when we were last in a movie theater. It was about a year and a half ago when we saw “Vanishing Sail” in St. Lucia. I looked at Lisa, enveloped in her red velvet seat and said, “I don't remember the last time I sat in a chair that felt like this either.” Not a complaint, just an observation.

We live a fantasy life at times and a bit difficult at times. But it feels like a fantasy. Tonight we saw the evasive green flash when the sun dips below the horizon. I blew our conch horn to celebrate. Sure hope others in our anchorage saw it too. There are only four other boats around. Two of them are coming for cocktails tomorrow night. Perhaps we will persuade others to join us.

All day we listened to Queen songs. The movie was a delight. If we had to wait for over a year to see a movie, BH was sure worth the wait! What an amazing band, story and Freddie Mercury.

We went ashore for some minor boat stuff and final grocery shopping before we head to the Tuamotos, sparsely inhabited atolls on the way to Gambiers, our destination for Christmas and New Years, safe during cyclone season.

Dinner was lamb chops, Jamaican peas and rice with a Bourgogne, Aligote. Lisa and I talked about our favorite music during high school years. That will be another blog. But I just finished the set of CSNY we have on our Ipod under a starry sky.

Thanks Freddie for all you gave us. Yes, this is a fantasy. And we care not where the wind blows, Uproar sails just fine to weather...or we wait until it changes.

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Vessel Name: Tumultuous Uproar
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 42s7
Hailing Port: Milwaukee, WI
Crew: Russ Whitford & Lisa Alberte plus Sophie our Jack Russell Terrier
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