It was good to see Elephants Child sitting peacefully behind Galatea in Falmouth harbour when I came over the crest of the hill.
Judd Tinius of Galatea had kept an eye on her while I was away and it was a pleasure to pass over to him the Japanese style pull saw [or nokogiri] that he had asked me to source for him in the USA.
But it was a greater pleasure to sit in the warm evening breeze with a rum in my hand and watch the sun set over Montserrat. The visibility was excellent and the volcanic activity in the forms of wisps of white smoke was clear as it rumbles away. Gisela and I visited the observatory and walked across some of ash flows and I am fingering a piece of pumice picked up from there as I write this.