Tuesday, September 13

I is for Incidental timings!



So - there we were on the ferry! Now I don't mind the ferry crossing because I put myself into a place of gay abandonment - after a nice meal, a bottle of wine I settled down for the night.......
Now dear Jon KNOWS I am a light sleeper and after 23 years of marriage knows it is unwise to wake me unecessarily......so when the cabin light came on I awoke immediately.
Jon, eyes like saucers was informing me the ferry was turning round - infact it had been for a while and he was convinced we were moving in a circle!
The captain made an announcement "Ladies and Gentlemen we are making a detour as a female passenger has left the ship and is in the water!"
Jon went outside to see what was going on and witnessed the rescue.

See the amazing footage from the RAF here.

Amazingly the girl survived!

The holiday was fantastic and I will share our adventure later as we only returned yesterday and the kitchen is back on.
Whilst we were in France we were aware that a hurricane was due for the |North East Coast the day we were returning on the ferry! Needless to say I managed to get myself in a state - a quiet state, just keeping my worries to myself. I must admit when Jon pointed out he had noticed the ship's name had been re-painted, this being bad luck did not really help. Then he pointed out the lower the deck the better or smoother a crossing would be - so to be on deck 1 or 2 was best....we were on deck 9!!! Prone to a bouncy crossing!!
My fears were in vain - the crossing was very smooth.
We left the ferry around 10am Monday and then came the motorbike ride home - in the wind!
I can honestly say it was one of the most frightening moments in my life! I could feel the bike being buffeted by the wind, and held on for dear life.
When we finally pulled up outside the front gates I felt a pope moment coming on - all I wanted to do was kiss the ground!
Home safe and sound!
Phew!

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34 comments:

  1. The girl in the water was off YOUR ferry? I saw that on the news!

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  2. exciting and frightening! good outcome, thank goodness.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Oh my Goodness..... I saw that on the news. She was an extremely lucky lady. Fancy that being from your ferry.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  4. Welcome home, hon!

    My God, we can't turn our back's on you for ONE moment, can we? Soooo, Jon has no alibi for when that girl was shoved off the ferry..?

    Hmnnnn.

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  5. I never dreamed you would be on THAT ferry. Thank goodness it wasn't you.

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  6. Oh my goodness, Denise. What an adventure. That poor woman. It isn't easy to "fall" off a ferry.
    I watched the video. They sure have that rescue thing down pat, and a good thing they do, too.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. Glad you are home safe - I thought about you on the bike in that incredible wind.
    And so glad the girl was OK

    What a thrilling life you lead!!

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  8. WOW! How much more adventure can a woman take?
    That girl was incredibly lucky..those waters are so cold.
    Jane x

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  9. So you were on THAT crossing! Saw it on the news. It is amazing that she survived.

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  10. Oh My, I am so glad that she survived, she was very lucky indeed

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  11. The sea is never short of excitement!! Man overboard shout must have been horrifying!! I know the pope moment you are talking about which I always get when I return from a shopping trip!! :)

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  12. Blimey girl, you don't do things by half do you LOL
    Glad you're OK. The refurb should be a peice of cake after that experience!

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  13. Hello, thanks for coming to my blog - I know it's been a while :)

    You did have an exciting time!

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  14. I watched the RAF video you linked. Lucky girl to have survived and kudos to those who had a hand in her rescue. What would we do without those kind and dedicated people? I'm glad you had a good 'rest of the trip". xo

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  15. One lucky lady; and there you were ready to use the Ijmuiden destination for ABC, possibly.

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  16. Carol snagged my line - that must have been a HORRIFYING experience for that girl. Now I'm wondering when the guy threw her the buoy...was he with her when she "fell?" Did he push her? Details, girl! I want details! lol I'm just glad you're home safe and sound. I did the overnight ferry from Naples to Palermo once and it was awful...inside cabin, noisy, and I could hear what sounded like chains clanking. All I could think was "what if this thing sinks?" Never again!

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  17. So glad everyone is okay.
    Denise I seems nothing you do is halfway!
    How scary and could have been such a sad thing.

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  18. Oh holy mother, glad you are okay. Lucky lady she is indeed!

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  19. Thank goodness for ferry fairies. And those who get you home and back to your kp duties, forthwith. Whew. What a relief.

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  20. This was quite a story. One just never know what to expect when reading the daily blogs, but of course you didn't ever expect to be on a ferry making such news either. Thankfully the girl was rescued.

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  21. I am intrigued by the announcement - 'a female passenger has left the ship' - very blase.....

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  22. Way too much adventure for me! Keep your feet on the ground for awhile, girl!

    HelenMac
    ABC Team

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  23. Geez, that was an adventurous trip !
    Gattina
    ABC Team

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  24. Oh my goodness...that is down right scary!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. We thought you might be on that ferry Denise - also because you had said when you were returning, we were worried about your return journey. Glad you got home safely.

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  26. That is an eventful holiday! Glad to hear it all ended well. Curious how the girl fell off the boat!

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  27. Oh my what a way to left the boat/ship hehe. ^_^

    I am In

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  28. Wow, I saw that on the news as well. The poor girl was quoted as saying she thought it was all over.

    I imagine that must have been quite emotional.

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  29. I thought the announcement was very cool - as though the 'female passenger' had made a decision to leave the ship:-)

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  30. Brrrr... I get goosebumps just thinking about spending time in that cold water...! Amazing rescue footage. Let us know if they find out how she ended up going overboard. Hope she wasn't trying planking on the railing!

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  31. Found you at ABC Weds. What a story! Thirty minutes under water and she survived. That rescue crew ROCKS. Glad you had a good trip, as a different end to her story would definitely altered yours. Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/i-never-lost-faith-in-love-abc/

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  32. poor girl, glad she is ok!

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  33. Glad you got home safely in spite of the wind. I wonder what the wind was like at Flamborough! As for the rescue -- I have nothing but sheer admiration for these teams. I have seen them in practice and for real. They're the best there is.

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