Saturday, 20 March 2010

A Stroll Along the Waterfront

Photos copyright: Maggie May


On Friday I felt a bit in need of a walk so Harry and I decided to go to visit our lovely waterfront, just off the city centre. It was not particularly warm when we got there and I realised that it might have been better to wear a hat rather than a bit of net with rats' tails false hair all over it as my wig isn't very warm. However, too late for that so I had to grin and bear it.
We had got that far by bus and it didn't seem as chilly when we set off.

We started walking from the centre and noticed all the little boats moored in groups and I must confess that I was looking for one named Maggie May so that I could snap it and pretend it was mine but not even a Maggie of any description could be found. However, there was one called Isabella May........ a bit remote.
Not much to look at.


We walked as far as we could possibly go and this is the view at the end of the walkway towards the right showing a very old shell of a building waiting to be renovated right next to modern flats that must cost the earth to buy or rent.
In the underneath photo, on the lefthand side of the water, is Bristol's beloved Matthew. The reproduction of a tiny ship that bravely sailed across the Atlantic Ocean looking for a new land and don't forget the majority of people then, thought the world was flat.
I believe this replica has sailed across the Atlantic but the original was sailed by John Cabot in 1497 and he probably sailed to Newfoundland and that was without emergency engines and a radio that the replica had fitted for safety reasons.




If I am deemed fit on Monday when I have my pre-assessment, I will be having chemo 5 on Tuesday. However this can all change right until the last moment. Can't really tell until the day comes.

It seems all my blood tests were satisfactory this time round, so chemo 5 is to start tomorrow morning.

29 comments:

Ayak said...

I love your posts about your walks Maggie, and the accompanying pics.
I will be thinking of you on Monday and Tuesday, and hoping everything goes well.
Much love
Linda xx

aims said...

What a beautiful little ship they have built! Those (from the past) certainly stand out from what is presently considered a water craft.

I thought you might be done - I don't know why. Will be thinking of you and keeping positive x 5 now!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Such a beautiful city...and a gorgeous walk...I love boats and water...and so this post brought me comfort and peace...I hope that your walk did the same for you...and I continue to pray...especially as we near Tuesday...Land is in sight...and the chemo ship nears the harbor...praying for strength and comfort for you...Love always, Janine XO

Working Mum said...

Wasn't John Cabot the bloke who claimed to have sailed around the world, but now they think he didn't leave Europe?

Good luck with the next round of chemo, you are doing amazingly well with it to be onto round 5.

Marguerite said...

Lovely post and photos. So glad that you're feeling up to a nice walk. You will be in my thoughts and prayers this week, as always. Blessings, Marguerite

VioletSky said...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Maggie. And hope you are deemed fit and worthy....

Thanks for including us on your walk. Cannot imagine sailing very far in the Matthew, nevermind across the Atlantic! Perhaps it was better they didn't know what lay ahead?

Teacher's Pet said...

As I walked with you, I relaxed.
Maggie, thank you for a lovely post...and beautiful photographs.
Much love,
Jackie

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

So pleased you were feeling fit enough to enjoy your walk Maggie. Good luck next week. A x

Bernie said...

The waterfront appears to be a beautiful place to take a walk. Sending you best wishes for everything going well next week. Always in my heart and prayers my friend.......:-) Hugs

lakeviewer said...

Love your walks and your pictures. Good luck on the next set of chemo.

Mojo said...

I'd love to get loose with a camera along this waterfront. I love scenes like this. Great job, and good luck on Monday.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Thanks for the nice photos, Maggie. Next time wear a hat! Always keep a hat handy. You never know when your poor head is going to need one.

I wish you all the best on Monday for the best outcome on Tuesday. I hope you won't nead another chemotreatment. I'll keep my fingers crossed for that, but if you do, I wish you the best of luck with it and the least amount of bother.

Big hugs!

Akelamalu said...

I've always wanted to live close to water - we're about an hour away from Blackpool, our nearest seaside. It may have been cold but I imagine you enjoyed your walk by the sea very much.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for Monday and Tuesday. x

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yes it is a great place by the water front - I really must ger around to doing a post about a little paddle steamer which is being built next to The SS Great Britain.
Walking with you in spirit ~ Eddie x

Suburbia said...

Good luck on Monday. Is that your penultimate chemo? Really hope all goes well, thinking of you

sx

Expat mum said...

I love it when you show Bristol. I haven't been back since I left university (early 80's) and I know it's really changed a lot. I'm dying to show my kids everything but we never seem to find the time. It's so far out of the way for us, when we're usually dashing up north from London. Sigh!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just stopping by to send you my love!! Hope you had a wonderful day, and are enjoying a lovely evening! ~Janine XO

Hilary said...

Thanks for taking us along on your stroll. I love that reproduction of Matthew. Wishing you all the best for your next treatment. I hope it goes easier on you.

Suldog said...

I'm always entranced by older buildings that are unused or in disrepair or even being knocked down, so that shot spoke to my soul. I don't know why I'm so drawn to them. Perhaps because they remind me of my own mortality? I don't know.

Brian Miller said...

wonderful shots...love to walk by the harbor..too bad we have none close now. still in my prayers...

ladyfi said...

Such a delightful seafront!

Hope all goes well with your chemo.

cheshire wife said...

I am surprised to read that your wig is cold. I would have expected it to be hot. Good that you felt well enough to go for a walk. The waterfront looks very clean and tidy.There is always something special about boats and the sea.

I hope that the chemo went well.

VKT said...

What delightful pics! I will keep you in my prayers this week.

Blessings!

Wendy said...

I love that chimney on that old building. I hope they don't tear it down! Nice for you to take us on your walk. I can't imagine sailing across the atlantic on that wooden boat! But that's exactly what they did back then.

I'm glad your blood tests were all o.k. and hope your chemo is going well. Hopefully, the end is in sight soon? I remember thinking that by spring your chemo would be all over and you'd be well.

Sending positive thoughts your way.

Rose said...

I always enjoy seeing all the places you visit on your walks, Maggie; such a charming village. I hope that this round of chemo went well and that your energy comes back more quickly this time around.

Deb said...

Thank you for taking us on this lovely walk with you. Beautiful pictures ~ I could feel the coolness of the day. Sending you hugs, positive thoughts and tons of prayers! Warm days are headed your way !!

Joey said...

What beautiful photographs to accompany your post!

I will be praying you, Maggie.

Retiredandcrazy said...

When Davy was having chemo we always thought each treatment was one step nearer the end of the course. Hope you are feeling OK Maggie. Your positive nature will see you through. We all love you and, ever better, are praying hard for your full recovery and the recovery of Harry and Eddie too.

Jeni said...

I think, based on the pics you posted here, you must have been feeling pretty chipper. Maybe it was getting out, getting some good old-fashioned fresh air and a change of scenery that helped too.
How many more chemo treatments do they have you scheduled to have anyway? You should be coming near to the end pretty soon I would think.