Alice who used to be Frank has been carted away by the French Port Authorities. By a man wearing gold braid. Little did he know that Alice is a great admirer of anything that sparkles or has frills and would have seen his uniform as a clear sign that the Port Authority likes dressing up. Alice is nearly six feet tall and a former footballer but also with a penchant for weeping. I suspect she shed copious tears in order to be released for not having the right paperwork or flags and, indeed, obstructing the path of a humongous car ferry by a mere fifty feet. Anyway, the masts are now down and she is ready to sail down the canals...oh dear.