Tag Archives: The Sea

Semaine du Golfe 2017

Every two years, I celebrate the feast of the Ascension afloat, like two years ago at the Semaine du Golfe 2015. The almost landlocked gulf (Golfe du Morbihan) looks tiny on the map, crowned by the cathedral city of Vannes … Continue reading

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Captain Bligh

I mentioned the issue of punishment in the Royal Navy at the end of the eighteenth century in connection with Captain Bligh and the mutiny of the Bounty. I have of course, like many others, been influenced by the films … Continue reading

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The Boat Awaits…

I get increasing numbers of hits about what I have written about boats, sailing and practical tips. We all seem to be raring to go, but we still have at least two months of winter with perishing cold or foul … Continue reading

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The Important Things

I have been through a time of sadness and anxiety, which I have shared with my father and my Bishop. Discretion demands that I should not give any details in this public blog, but rather to seek positive meanings in … Continue reading

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Last Day of September

It will be the feast of St Jerome tomorrow, the patron Saint of translators, even though I don’t work from Greek into Latin! He was said to be a cantankerous fellow, but he must have had some virtues to be … Continue reading

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Behold, the Sea!

Glossary of Nautical Terms – I apologise for presuming too much of my readers. Open a second window in your browser and you can look up terms as needed. And if you call for a song of the sea, We’ll … Continue reading

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Gone Sailing

I am offline for a week and am unlikely to “release” any moderated comments (e-mail addresses under moderation or newcomers) until Monday 20th June. I will be “based” at the Port of Le Tinduff on the Rade de Brest, and … Continue reading

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