Category Archives: sailing

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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Back to (what counts for us as) Normal


Some progress has been made with unpacking, dismantling and boxing the loads of Christmas decorations, reducing the grounds from jungle to garden, and preparations for the start of the school year. I was hoping to see some yachts in action, … 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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