Tag Archives: Sailing

Summer Doldrums

Gatteville lighthouse, north-eastern point of the Cotentin, light visible from the Isle of Wight Time has gone by since I last wrote anything here. Since my last posting, I have been at the campsite at Barfleur, and we will be … Continue reading

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Sailing Dinghies

Painting by Claudia Myatt There has been another lovely article from my old friend Roger Barnes on his preference for an open sailing boat over cabin yachts. A personal view: Why I sail dinghies. He once had a yacht and sold … Continue reading

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Finis Terrae

Rather than providing a simple “family slide show”, my purpose here is to emphase a more human and spiritual dimension of my little outing in a small sailing boat. Perhaps I still suffer from Swallows and Amazons Syndrome and my … Continue reading

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Brittany!

We looked towards the Admiral, where high the Peter flew, And all our hearts were dancing like the sea. These are just a couple of lines taken from Henry John Newbolt’s poem The Old Superb set to music by C.V. Stanford. … Continue reading

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Creek Sailing

I have just made a wonderful discovery of the blog of an English gentleman who is a lover of halyards, sheets, sails, rudders and the gentle lapping of water against the bow. He also has a more elegant term than … Continue reading

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Pendalion

No, it isn’t about Eastern Orthodox canon law – but about a rudder all the same. I decided to go for a fixed rudder for the sake of simplicity, and made one for my river boat “Sophia”. I had made … Continue reading

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Reality

I just came across an article about the downside of sailing by Robert Persig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Cruising Blues and Their Cure. This is something I notice about many Youtube videos about young … Continue reading

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