So, away we go. I am packing my bags and loading up my Kindle ready for my time away. Let's hope the seas are calm and the sun is shining. My archive picture this week shows the German built SS Imperator arriving in New York on her maiden trans-Atlantic voyage in June 1913. She was a fascinating ship, the Imperator; built for size, speed and luxury during the age of the great liners. In some ways she was a little too luxurious and a high centre of gravity caused her to suffer from poor handling and the tendency to list from side to side. This resulted in her becoming known as "the Limperator". The problem was eventually solved by the removal of the marble bathroom suites from the First Class cabins!
So your theme for Sepia Saturday 146 (post your posts on or around Saturday 6th October) is anything to do with ships, the sea, holidays, transport, crowds, or marble bathroom suites. As usual, post your posts and then add them to the Linky List below. As I mentioned last week, I am glad to announce that Kat Mortensen will be looking after things whilst I am away. I look forward to catching up with all your posts as my ship limps from side to side and I ponder on the space where the marble bathroom used to be.
For those wanting a peek into what will be coming up during Kat's stewardship, here are the next two archive image prompts.
So, off I go in search of another pair of socks and my best dickie bow tie. See you all on my return. And good luck to Sepia Saturday and all who sail in her.