enjoying a midmorning Crème De Menthe lies Southampton.
This city, as you all know, is one of the world's great ports both in regard
to commercial shipping as well as the cruise business.
And of course, as you are further aware, Southampton is situated on the
Solent estuary one of the world's busiest sea lanes coping with every kind
of maritime traffic plus navy ships of many nations using nearby Portsmouth.
So I'm sure you band of intrepid seafarers with an interest in all things
nautical will be agog at the news that a large vessel is now listing at 52 degrees
on a sandbank amidst this hive of naval activity.