Category Archives: Yachting

Finishing the Windless Side of the Course

(Course find beat chime melt groan shimmer sign water still oath short) Course find for beat; stopwatch chime; starting gun; Melt distance to sound of the rigging’s groan; Shimmer sign water still; round mark to run — With oath stopped … Continue reading

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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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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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Closing down main generator.

Well, this is the last post from the study which has seen so many years of them produced. We are about as ready as an ostrich is to join a swallow migration.  Chaos reigns, and if it rains as well, … Continue reading

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Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV; and also the Daily Prompt on 6th of Turning Point.  You may call it laziness;  I call it multi-tasking! © Colonialist September 2013 (WordPress)

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Really Awfully Long-winded with Long-eared Creatures

  First of month, my normal habits Are to utter loudly, ‘Rabbits!’ – August month has now begun; Hope you have a happy one.  Here, it gives us lots of wind, Which is really most unkind, (Shakespeare really didn’t mind … Continue reading

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  I spent most of today in a sub-committee designed to straighten out a constitution which has been so patched up over the years that it is a wonder it doesn’t fall to bits and scatter itself all over the … Continue reading

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The only absolute Is that there are no absolutes; If this one would refute, When all the factors one computes, Then reasoning must show Objections seem to be undue, For what you think you know Depends upon the point of … Continue reading

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Let mirthful merriment abound, And let us all be jolly, For at long last I now have found The cause of all the folly, Which sabotaged my DVD And made it play so awfully, Twas in the cards, as I … Continue reading

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