Today's trivia lesson: Did you know that the full body swimwear that the Victorian women wore was made of wool? That because of the weight of the wool, they often tied ropes to their waist and to the dock so they would not drown? That they wore this not only to protect themselves from the prying eyes of gentlemen, but also because tanned skin was considered "common" or "working class" and the lighter your skin the "higher class" you were? That only their ankles showed, which was considered in itself quite risque? That some houses had two staircase entries so that women could go up one and men the other to protect men from inadvertantly glancing at the women's bare ankles as they climbed the stairs? All true...at least according to the carriage driver lady, who seemed honest enough...and sure had great ankles.
Finally, we got back to the boat (by cab again) just in time to see Godspeed arrive. They had a very calm crossing of Delaware Bay. What a difference a day makes.
Tonight (Saturday) we dined in; ribs on the Barbie and some other stuff.
We're off to Atlantic City in the morning. Do you think the Donald will be around?