Category Archives: sailing

London was calling

On the train from the midlands to London. I listened to The Clash, London Calling. Its both a distopian and resilient view of London. It seemed fitting as a bombing in the tube had set a sombre tone. But London is … Continue reading

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Tassie (Tasmania)

    I’ve looked at Tassie from both sides now from in and out and still somehow Its Tassie’s illusion I recall I really don’t know Tassie at all (will apologies to Joni Mitchell)   I’m going to Tassie again … Continue reading

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ISAF World Cup Sailing – Melbourne 2016

It was a beautiful early summer day and here I was a volunteer official on the finish line of the last round – the medal round – of the ISAF World Cup. I know a little about race officiating but was … Continue reading

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A place of special serenity for me

Apollo Bay On the south west coast of Victoria is the little place of serenity Nestled between the Otway mountains and the sea A quiet fishing village in the cold of winter I have ridden or sailed there innumerable times … Continue reading

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The spiritual tip of New Zealand and the great Kauri forests

Cape Reinga The northern tip of New Zealand Where the Tasman Sea meets the South Pacific Ocean Where in Maori Spirituality the spirits of the dead go to leave this earth Descending the cliffs The trees back to the sea … Continue reading

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Waitangi – The Place At the South West corner of the Bay of Islands there it is Waitangi the treaty ground There was tension in the air It was the eve of Waitangi day The Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) … Continue reading

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Art, Craft , Engineering – sometimes separated by a thin line

I often think of art in nature or is that nature and art the beauty lines and curves symmetry colour and light I remember in Kenya Birds Flamingo Such colour In art we try and capture such things often beautifully … Continue reading

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