Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Pit

We are used to catalogues about the woes of modern society. The party’s over is no exception and a breeding ground for simplistic right-wing jingoistic solutions: Spare the rod… Of course, it is all cogent. We have just as much … Continue reading

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Perceptio

Perceptio is of a rare subtlety in understanding many of the issues that dog us. Churches concerned with political correctness are described in Make of it what you will. I have given a lot of thought to the issue of … Continue reading

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Interesting Ideas – and their Limitations

For the first time in a few weeks, I have found a subject that strikes me as being of interest. There was the Semaine du Golfe when I was totally off-line. The only electricity I was using was a rechargeable … Continue reading

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First Sailing Videos

I now have a cheap video camera in a waterproof case. Here are four very brief videos, the first on a day with little wind, the second and third running before a fresh wind and surfing on the swell. The … Continue reading

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Maman, les petits bateaux!

Such would be a cry of delight from a little child on discovering that there were not only ships and schooners at the Semaine du Golfe – but also little boats! Here is a video about Flotilla 2, the type … Continue reading

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Have Rubber Dinghy will Sail!

This photo (acknowledgement to Ronan Coquil) has just gone out on Facebook, so I thought I would reproduce it here. This was taken last Tuesday as I followed my Flotilla to the opening festivities on the Isle of Arz. Towing … Continue reading

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My Semaine du Golfe in Photos

Here are the best of the photos I took with a waterproof camera. All the same, the lens needs cleaning from time to time to get rid of the salt build-up. I arrived last Sunday afternoon (10th May), rigged and … Continue reading

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