Category Archives: Boating

The Call of the Sea


Wordle 339 From sand, follow wind with urge memory saves To shout ‘Outward bound!’ You miss the power and hunger of the waves — Madness of boundless sound. © February 2018 Colonialist Advertisements

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Twenty-Niner World Champs, Last Sports, Rainbow that Was


My Yacht Club, Point, has an0ther world champion to add to the one it g0t in its first 100 years, which was Bruce McCurroch who won with Paul Elvstrom in the Solings Worlds of 1974.  (We have raced against him, albeit … Continue reading

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Up the creek with a paddle


The Umgeni River in KwaZulu Natal would be classed as a stream in many other parts of the world, but in South Africa we are a bit shy on moving strips of water. Anything wider than a few metres tends to … Continue reading

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Whale of a Sail


The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge for the current week has a theme of Cherry On Top. Out to sea for a sail Is enjoyment non-stop, Even on a grey day; Having sight of a whale Gives the cherry on top … Continue reading

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Partners but not in crime.


With the Weekly Photo Challenge of Partners, here are my three different versions: © June 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

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Really Awful Spray of Lettuce


To Point Yacht Club for Fathers’ Day And saw some tugboats there at play; For Sunday, I’d say that’s their way Of indicating, ‘Let us spray!’   And, turning this all topsy-turvy, Those sprays are really very Curve -y! … Though photo … Continue reading

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Absurdle Wordle on a Shattered Sermon, Suitable for Seriously Soggy Sunday


Wordle 250 Those taking Mass, in trance at flow Of virtue-road-map rant, Found bit of news priest then would show In chant, had logic scant … Such after-shock The trance would block. And Now, the Whether. Rain continues to reign unaboated. Breathing … Continue reading

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