Here's an update written July 2nd from the Tahrir:
Here's a link to footage of the blocking of the Tahrir and our Canada Day march to the port authorities (harbour master is a woman in scenes with Sandra Ruch)
And here is footage of the inside of the Tahrir, of the delegates, and of the medical aid we are carrying:
Jim Rankin covers daily events in his blog. http://mobile.scribblelive.com/Event/Aboard_the_Gaza_flotilla Today the excitement was a canoe initiative with Bob Lovelace and Nick from
Australia attempting to head out to sea. And another march to the port authorities. Last year port authorities were very helpful to a flotilla ship that left from this port, the Challenger. But this year they are ordered not to. Perhaps the most significant part of the day was a visit from Opposition MPs in the Greek parliament who will ask a question on our behalf on Monday.
I spent much of the day sleeping. It was extremely hot and that march took it out of me. I feel much more rested now and my toothache (abscess) seems to be responding well to treatment with antibiotics so that is good.
It's very satisfying to actually be staying on the boat now rather than having to be in the hotel. We had a nice lunch of chickpeas, greek salad, and for dinner the addition of humus and toast with tomatoes and feta thanks to our cook, Miles Howe, of Halifax. Miles has also launched a trade initiative for linking with Palestine.
I am feeling quite attached to this boat of ours, and hopeful that we might find a way, still, to move forward with our mission. We have a full meeting tomorrow am on the boat. Thanks for your support from home - your letters, phone calls, and demonstrations are equally important to what we are doing here.
all the best,
And here's a video link you may want to circulate about the US boat - 'The Audacity of Love'
The Audacity of Hope boat remains stuck in a naval shipyard after attempting to leave without approval. After 25 minutes the coast guard cut them off and then after a long standoff, dragged them in.