“Travels to a Different Time” : 12September2022: Knee Fine but Ankle No! 9,000 German Deaths: Thessaloniki Greece

The pain in the knee has disappeared but overnight a pain in the ankle. What a pain in the ass! I am a Hop Along Cassidy and in excruciating pain. Nothing works not even the Dicoflex cream from the compounding pharmacy which I had to cease taking due to an adverse reaction being a rash and the chills. Stuck in the room and in no mood for breakfast. Sat around like a turnip and read the never-ending Anna Karenin full of thoughts at this point in the book of agrarian reform and the stupidity and decadence of the Russian aristocracy. At least Fotini saw her cousin and her husband in the bar downstairs while I watched an airplane disaster documentary then a documentary on propaganda in the Third Reich. The Nazis ran the largest travel agency in Germany. A cruise ship, the Wilhelm Gustlaff carrying some 10,000 escaping soldiers and civilians fleeing the Russian onslaught in Poland was sunk with an estimated 9,000 fatalities. The largest maritime disaster ever. Tomorrow off to Athens by airplane and not on a ship thank goodness.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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