It was a good evening; quite a small crowd, so it felt more like a gathering than an audience, and the discussion afterwards was lively. And, well, that was it. Thank you, Chris Goddard and Sue Lancaster!
We got to explore some of the city, too, and we were down on the Hoe just after dawn. I’d only seen the more urban bits of Plymouth before.
At which point Dru runs out of steam. This is why we have to do the readings together. Dru gets to live the life. I get to be Boswell, and Boswell says never mind the size of the crowd, feel the quality. Had some particularly interesting questions, including two new ones and an old one that I’ve changed my mind about so answered completely differently. We’ve never set out to preach to the converted, and it’s always fun (for me) when I feel some of the audience approaching the trans adventure from my (cautious) perspective rather than charging with trumpets like Dru.
The day after, we had to have an adventure (our trips can become so predictable – we learn something new every day). Hence the lighthouse in the pic at the top. The Hoe at Plymouth is well worth the candle, and there are regency houses hidden on the polite side that made me think of Brighton. The Hoe was once two-thirds of the way to becoming Hove, and then the Royal Navy arrived.