Category Archives: Ocean

Really Awfully Naughty-call


  In yachting terms, to go about Is not to wander round, And forward leap is in some doubt When saying, ‘Outward bound!’  A sheet is not a cloth for beds, But rope for setting sail; And when to port … Continue reading

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High Cs to rival Pavarotti


I only saw the high seas that trashed Durban’s North Beachfront from home, and wish I’d taken a trip right away to get a closer look.  Apparently these were a spin-off from another Madagascar cyclone. Even from as far away … Continue reading

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A Rhinoceros at the Pool


Pools and schools have figured largely in my life just lately. Take yesterday: in the morning was R’s prizegiving event at her school, and after that we shot off to get my Yacht Club (on the edge of a pretty … Continue reading

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Time of Year to Fly a Kite


The Yellow-billed kite Milvus aegyptius parasitus takes a holiday up in north Africa between breeding sessions, and returns from about August onwards to get back to business. At first, groups of them are common, but as summer gets into gear … Continue reading

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Untruths and True Steps


Wordle 275: my personal challenge is to use the words in the order given, adding the fewest possible to make sense, rhyme, and scan. False Doctrine to the Indoctrinated Lies, flat lies, will work devout to seize: These don’t drop … Continue reading

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Lost at Sea


            Tall needles, grown in soil, afloat spike sky; Sails trim for trip and fill; the ketch is still in view From bridge; eyes mist to see it passing by — Breeze makes the wake … Continue reading

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Water Really Awful Fuss Over H2O


The current Daily Post Photo Challenge is, quite simply, H2O. Saw number plate on beer van stuck Which simply read: ‘H2O YUCK’ But still, when we are feeling low, We tend to H2O to go, With NaCl it may be, … Continue reading

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