Tag Archives: The Sea

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

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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

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A feast of Breton seafaring culture

I love this little slide show with traditional Breton bagpipe & drum music. It is the Grand Parade of last Saturday. My tiny boat is occasionally seen but was far from being the most eye-catching or interesting, among those splendid … Continue reading

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First Signs of Life…

I got back from home last night after a trailer tyre blowout on the motorway. I had no spare wheel, so I had to dismantle the wheel in question and use a tyre from my launching trolley as a “jury … Continue reading

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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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