Saturday Evening Post. May 26. Last day on Aegina.

Written by Jack van Ommen on May 26th, 2012

I am getting cabin fever. I have walked all the alleys that go up from the harbor. Did laundry, took my cockpit bath, checked my anticipated routes worked on the French translation of the father Huysmans memoirs. It is an incredible story. The pain and injustice done to this man by the Chinese Communists while serving their people as a teacher and priest. And then to read today how now the same Chinese Communist, ruling and oppressing their people for more than 60 years, have made Chen Guangcheng’s brother Guangfu disappear and are intimidating many of Cheng’s family and friends left behind in China. Fu’s son is in Communist custody accused, totally trumped up, for murder. This is where you and I do the bulk of our shopping…. Will there ever be an accountability? Today  Klaas Carel Faber, a Dutch war criminal died today at age 90 in Germany. Protected by the German government from serving out his life sentence from which he escaped to Germany in 1952. The U.S. did little better with the accountability of the My Lai massacre. I believe in forgiveness but also in accountability.

I plan to go to the Zea Marina near Athens tomorrow morning, I will take my chances that the running back stay will arrive by Monday and this way I can attend a 7 p.m. English mass in Athens. But it will be a challenge to get out of here. This time the British are on my shit list. Yesterday morning I watched in horror how a Brit, in leaving, pulled up my anchor chain with his anchor dragging it across the harbor instead of away from it. When I and others expressed our displeasure they just shrugged their shoulders and motored away… I had no other choice but to try and reset my anchor. Hans, my neighbor on “Water Music” helped me but we could not get the anchor up it is now caught under my Spanish starboard neighbor’s chain. Domingo is not leaving till mid week but he will assist me tomorrow to try and get our two lines disentangled. He anchored after I did last Wednesday and as I mentioned the boats were packed too close together.

 

 

 

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