Welcome to Laconia

Snowed on again. Still just a light dusting, but we’re getting there. In such conditions why walk when you can ride.

Or indeed write when you’re now captivated by The Unfinished Swan.

6 thoughts on “Welcome to Laconia

  1. One of my ancestors was captain of the laconia during ‘the incident’.

    Before that he was captain of the Lancastria.

    As CVs go, not a fantastic one…

  2. Had to google the Lancastria, but the Laconia is one that’s familiar. I wonder how quickly the U-Boat crews adjusted to the kill everyone rule that they’re so well remembered for after the Laconia incident.

    Some CV as you say. I knew one old boy who joined up at the start, got evacuated at Dunkirk, went to Gibralter, went home, got in a tank that he drove on D-Day and ended the war riding a motorbike around ruined Berlin as a despatch rider. Never even caught a cold the whole six years.

  3. Aye, looked like fun that. I get away with murder on my bike, it’s like a couch :o)

    Lui’s a brilliant hill, this was the first time I’ve been here in cloud, I was hoping for a my usual summit block+grin shot but we decided on the Real Food Cafe instead.

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