I Am Not A Boat And You Are No Captain - Various - Divided By Water
Resources Books Links. Contact Us. If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work I Am Not A Boat And You Are No Captain - Various - Divided By Water give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter.
Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether I Am Not A Boat And You Are No Captain - Various - Divided By Water arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not.
Away in the valley yonder among the corn and the poppies men may well forget all things except the warmth of the sun upon the face, Encompass - Arctic Hospital - Neon Veils the kind shadow under the hedge; but he who journeys through storm and darkness must needs think and think.
One July a couple of years ago I took my supper with a Captain Moran on board the s. Margaretthat had put into a western river from I know not where. I found him a man of many notions all flavoured with his personality, as is the way with sailors. He talked in his queer sea manner of God and the world, and up through all his words broke the hard energy of his calling. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist I Am Not A Boat And You Are No Captain - Various - Divided By Water the sails.
The house was built on the highest part of the narrow tongue of land between the harbor and the open sea. It had lasted through three hurricanes and it was built solid as a ship.
Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life. Attitude is the difference between ordeal and adventure - Bob Bitchin.
Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time. The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use. There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea. The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails. At sea, I learned how little a Barefoot Rock - King Biscuit Boy - Gooduns needs, not how much.
To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go. Wind is to us what money is to life on shore. I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits. Being hove to in a long gale is the most boring way of being terrified I know. The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.
The chance for mistakes is about equal to the number of crew squared. If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late. The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself. Prevention is, as in other aspects of seamanship, better than cure. I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky. And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.
Mackerel skies and mares tails, soon will be time to shorten sails. Getting home again was much easier. Who should judge whether they were there for the wrong reason? And after two days in civilization we realized we could never stay for long and started to plan our next adventure. Yet translating dreams into reality means a lot of practical questions have to be answered. Twenty years from now you will be more disppointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. There is nothing like lying flat on your back on the deck, alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel, silence except for the lapping of the sea against the side of the ship. At that time you can be equal to Ulysses and brother to him. Give a man a fish and feed him for a day.
Give him a fishing lesson and he'll sit in a boat drinking beer every weekend. Don't worry about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Fiji. Fiji just happens to be exactly halfway round the world from here. There are Carte Blanche - Fairweather - Fairweather sorts of people; those who are alive, those who are dead, and those who are at sea. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.
Melville, Opening Line from Moby Dick. Now - bring me that horizon. The last line from Pirates of the Caribbean: "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. It is the beach that worries Washing Machine - The Kirby Grips - Rotations. Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea.
However bad the storm you are Sheena Is A Punkrocker - Ramones - Los Angeles 1977, there is still sun somewher over your horizon - Ken Nutt. Sailing - The fine art of slowly going nowhere at great expense while being cold, wet and miserable. Sailing - The fine art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense. Sailing - The art of slowly going nowhere at great expense.
To sail is human Life's roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors. The difference between a fairy tale and a sea tale? A fairy tale starts with "Once upon a time". In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea.
The right of way goes to the vessel with the least competent crew - Mike I Am Not A Boat And You Are No Captain - Various - Divided By Water . To my crew: Please be reasonable and do it my way. The Captain - Rusty Mills. With crews like this, no wonder they race round the world single handed.
Court of Inquiry - Church House - London Barrister: Were you surprised when the lights turned from red to red and green? Lookout: Surprised! Christ you could have buggered me through me Oilskins. Judge: What did the Witness say? Barrister: He said he was taken aback My Lord. Time and tide wait for no man, but always stand still for a woman of thirty - Robert Frost.
Can we go downwind now please. I've been hit in the face by a grill pan. When the draught of your vessel exceeds the depth of the water, you are most assuredly, aground - Ian Walsh. A ship is safe in harbor but that's not what ships are for - William G. I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for - John A.
There is not much man has made that calls to all the best in him, but a sailing ship does. The desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting place. After all, that's one of the things God made boats for- to wait in. Then the glory of sail will return. All the powers in the universe seem to be against you and, in an exraordinary way, your irrelevance is at the same time both humbling and exalting.
For one thing, it helped me conquer my fear of fog. Not that I have learned to feel secure in the fog, but at least I have learned how to grope without panic. Below 60 degrees south there is no God. If you are steering, you don't look back. The crew looks back for you, and you watch their faces. When they look straight up, then get ready!
There's nothing swell about them. They should have named them awfuls. Suddenly everything comes to life. If Our Timing Is True - Matthew Barber - Big Romance rise as the sails fill.
The boat heels slightly and moves ahead.
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