Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Hot Shoe Burning Down the Avenue
....model citizen, zero discipline!
I think a good part of my adventurous nature comes from my seventh grade social studies teacher, Mr. Murphy. He used to read to us for the last half hour of homeroom. When the bell rang, unlike in any other class in the history of elementary school, we would just sit there, hoping he wouldn't stop. He read every Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn book there was, Shackleton's story of The Endurance (my personal favorite, to this day) and various stories about the construction of the Panama Canal. I daydreamed all my life about having my own adventures like those.
So, here I am at the Panama Canal. Actually, I haven't seen the canal yet. I arrived in the middle of the night and after a quick rest, wandered down to the marina where Timothy's boat was expected to arrive around 10am. They're running a bit late, so I hung out for a while with the crew of the New York, winner of this leg of the race and the only one of ten boats to arrive so far. Timothy's boat, Uniquely Singapore, should be motoring into the marina in about 2 hours.
at 12:16 PM