Saturday, 7 April 2018

" We Are Sailing.......stormy waters...."


We have spent the day sailing !
Eat your heart out Rod Stuart..it was a flat calm .....not good for sailboats !
Whoa! Ok ok .... well the Prof and friend Nick went sailing
I spent the day with Nick's wife playing with dogs on the beach and eating tuna sarnies

32 comments:

  1. Hahaha, your plan was better! I was thinking as I read that you do not like to sail. Do you think Prof had to row?

    lizzy

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    1. They did row
      I do hate small boats

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  2. No stormy waters in sight, which is reassuring.

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    1. They needed a bit more wind

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    2. They should have asked you for some.

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  3. Just be thankful there were no icebergs around. It sounds like a wonderful day at the beach!

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  4. I vote for the beach the dogs and the sandwiches as well.

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  5. I am the beach with the dogs kind of person .. with or without sandwiches :)

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  6. Sign me up for the beach jaunt, not the boat float! I like to keep my feet on land.

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  7. It sounds like you had the best part of the deal.

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    1. Could’t agree more! What fun, far better than chasing a non-existent puff of wind. Although hopefully the Prof and first mate enjoyed themselves.

      LX

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  8. All the nice girls love a sailor
    All the nice girls love a tar
    For there's something about a sailor
    (Well you know what sailors are!)
    Bright and breezy, free and easy,
    He's the ladies' pride and joy!
    He falls in love with Kate and Jane, then he's off to sea again,
    Ship ahoy! Ship ahoy!

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  9. Sounds like a perfect day to me!

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  10. Unfortunate for the prof and his friend - but probably a nicer kind of day for you and the friend's wife without the wind - no sand in your sandwiches :)

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  11. It looks like a dingy to me! As flat as that sea looks, they were doing a lot rowing! #huff&puff

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  12. My aunt used to take us to the beach quite often. My main memory of those days are that her sandwiches were always filled with SAND.

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    1. Yes, I remember well those 'boiled egg and sand' sarnies on the beach, an indelible part of the great and rare treat of travelling all of NINE miles to get to the seaside!

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  13. Husband sails , races a Finn every Sunday, I walk the dog !

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  14. you had the better deal!

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  15. I'm with you on the beach!!

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  16. Prince Charles has been quoted as saying he's too old for budgie smugglers. Thank Gawd the Prof thinks similarly!

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  17. Ps The correct spelling is 'Stewart'!

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  18. tuna sarnies - my favourite.
    sailing - I can be seasick just looking at a calm sea.

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  19. Saturday was the calmest day we have had since last year!

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  20. I do love sailing, but only if Mother Nature is cooperating and there is a motor running.

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  21. You must have been cracking up on shore watching them row in a sailboat!!!!!!

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  22. There is the throttle and steering wheel on that boat? Sounds like a nice day out.

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  23. I think you were very wise to stay on land; I am a terrible sailor, seasickness is not funny. The two worst trips I took were in the sea of Biscay and Irish Sea a good few years ago - on the ferry across the Irish sea I was green-faced in the lavatory, clinging onto the cubicle, the waves lashing down, when a kindly female cleaner came in and said, 'I've worked on these boats for 27 years and it's the worst crossing I've known', as she side-stepped to keep her balance. I insisted we flew back to the UK. The sea of Biscay was rather worse - I was on a cruise ship, no passengers were allowed out onto the decks; a steward brought tea and Rich tea biscuits to our small cabin and said: 'seasickness: the first thing is that you feel so ill you fear you are going to die, the second phase is that you feel so ill you fear that you won't die'. He was so right. They were actually comforting words, just how I was feeling. No more sea trips for me.

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  24. I'd be with you back on terra firma! I get so seasick. Have you ever considered living on a houseboat?

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  25. We would both be on the shore eating the sandwiches ... for the first six months of his 25 years in the Royal Navy Alan was horrendously and permanently seasick, then he was moved to submarines ... and the rest is history :-)

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  26. I love sailing. With a breeze. In the sunshine.

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