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They loved the sea. They taught themselves to sail, to navigate and read the weather. Without their mother's knowledge and long before she thought them old enough to sail outside the harbor, they were piloting their catboat all the way to the Isles of Shoals. They were on the return leg of one such excursion when the fickle weather of early spring took an abrupt turn and the sky darkened and the sun vanished and the wind came squalling off the open sea. They were a half mile from the harbor when the storm overtook them. The rain struck in a slashing torrent and the swells hove them so high they felt they might be sent flying--then dropped them into troughs so deep they could see nothing but walls of water the color of iron. They feared the sail would be ripped away. Samuel Thomas wrestled the tiller and John Roger bailed in a frenzy and both were wide-eyed with euphoric terror as time and again they were nearly capsized before at last making the harbor. When they got home and Mary Margaret saw their sodden state she scolded them for dunces and wondered aloud how they could do so well in their schooling when they didn't have sense enough to get out of the rain.


James Carlos Blake


#sailing #sea #home

Keep your hand on the helm.


Matthew Goldman


#love

The men nodded vigorously at me. When they took hold of me and lifted me in their strong arms, I thought nothing of it. I thought they were helping me. I was so full of trust in them that I felt grateful as they carried me in the air. Only when they threw me overboard did I begin to have doubts.


Yann Martel


#shipwrecks #life

I have no interest in sailing around the world. Not that there is any lack of requests for me to do so.


Edward Heath


#around #i #interest #lack #me

Be patient with your boaters and let them rant. Most of them will get over it come December.


Matthew Goldman


#love

One takes what the river offers, both good and bad. The joy of living by running water far outweighs the sorrow.


Matthew Goldman


#love

What is time to a water rat? What is time to the river? Only we humans obsess over days and minutes, hours and seasons.


Matthew Goldman


#love

She found out that having something to do prevented you from feeling seasick, and that even a job like scrubbing a deck could be satisfying, if it was done in a seamanlike way. She was very taken with this notion, and later on she folded the blankets on her bunk in a seamanlike way, and put her possessions in the closet in a seamanlike way, and used 'stow' instead of 'tidy' for the process of doing so. After two days at sea, Lyra decided that this was the life for her.


Philip Pullman


#pirates #sail #sailing #sea #seafaring

hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic...


Van Morrison


#ocean #sailing #sea #ocean

I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.


Arthur Ashe


#best #boat #dark #doing #full






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