Fever Ship

Voyage of a lifetime

Three and a half thousand folk



n.b. Not your normal newsworthy cruise with an outbreak of norovirus, but now a rogue coronavirus on board, roaming between decks, seeking out the weakest.

My thoughts keep returning to these unfortunate passengers, confined to their cabins, isolated on the ship, but I also think about the workers on board serving them.

The British media seems only to consider the elderly fee-paying passengers, with the crew as bit players in the story. In India and the USA this nightmare story is more roundly reported.

CLP 13/02/2020

Lyon (I)

Confluence of Rhône and Saône
Spreads flat out beneath the basilica
Alps far beyond, pinked by evening
Whilst here it is still autumn afternoon
Those distant peaks stand tall
Even against the glass and concrete
That puncture the city’s sky
No trick of the glass
Majestic mountains wall the east
Their massive scale weighs heavy against man’s feeble feats
CLP 21/11/2019