Monday, 2 May 2011

River Camel

With the news today about the death of Osama Bin Laden it is a reminder that like the Kennedy Assassination everyone can recall where they were when they heard the news about 9/11.

I was away from home for a few days and Alex was by herself. Our one daughter had been  living in New Jersey and was due to come home the following day. We had spoken to her and were aware that she and two of her friends were going into New York that morning to do her final shopping. She had mentioned going up one of the Towers.

Anyway when we heard the news it was obviously a worrying time for us particularly as we were unable to contact her mobile. The network was down due to the overload and numbers of worried people using their mobiles. We did manage to establish she had left to go into New York but it was two hours later that we found out she was fine. Her friends had been late and they were on their way into Manhattan when the terrible tragedy happened. She managed to get a flight home at the end of the week and we were very relieved to have her home.

The painting above is a little watercolour study done of the River Camel at Padstow.

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