Category Archives: Sailing

Summer storm brewing

Summer storm brewing  On a late spring day Summer is in the air Heat Humidity The rumble of the thunder Sounding the distant message Of summers advance Advertisements

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Waning Moon – Night Sailing

Alone at night the sky full of the milky way clear in the darkness   The sea black the phosphorescence sparkling in the wake of my boat as she cuts her way through the sea the light autumn breeze providing … Continue reading

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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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