Tag Archives: The Sea

Swallows & Amazons for Grown-ups

Two years have passed since the last Semaine du Golfe. It gets better every time (every two years) as more people bring their boats and the organisational logistics people become more experienced. This year, it is from the 27th May … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Homage à Jacques Sternberg

My thoughts are brought back to Jacques Sternberg who must have been quite a character. He was a journalist and novelist, and sailed a small boat in almost all weathers on the English Channel. Jacques Sternberg was born in Belgium … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

French Sailing Gatherings

My old friend Roger Barnes has produced another fine video on the joys of sailing in France, Brittany in particular. I was at the Semaine du Golfe, and would have loved to join him for the Challenge Léger, a smaller … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Being Little

I just came across this photo of the recent sailing gathering in Brittany I went to in Sarum. I’m in a group of sailing-rowing boats, and Sarum is the one with the red sails. The photo will enlarge if you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Nemo Syndrome

I have occasionally written about Jules Verne’s epic novel Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea). Seeing the 1954 Walt Disney film with James Mason and Paul Luka was perhaps the greatest turning point in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment