Archive for August 2010

Being British

Aug 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Cross Channel

Awareness of being on a boat is undeniable; the walls and floors are vibrating as the engines of the elderly Stena vessel power us across the Irish Sea from Pembrokeshire to Co Wexford; a wake runs from the stern in the unusually calm waters.  The ferry spends most of its time neither in one place or the other; a self-enclosed world where there is nothing to do except wait.

Being on a boat recalls again Stoppard’s lines from “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” on being and being.

“You can’t not …