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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 04 Nov 2014 02:13 
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A tradewind starts gently, without gusts — a huge ocean of air that slowly and resolutely begins to move with ever-increasing strength. Suddenly everything comes to life. Spirits rise as the sails fill. The boat heels slightly and moves ahead. The almost oppressive silence gives way to the sound of the bow cutting through the water. Gone is the sea’s glassy surface, and with it the terrible glare. Close the hatches and ports! We’re sailing again!
"Acknowledgemebt to .. Jim Moore from By Way of the Wind, 1991"
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Post Number:#2  PostPosted: 05 Feb 2015 11:03 
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Ho Reg,
Those few lines brought to life those memories that were buried within. The feeling you got when your ship had left port and dropped the pilot;you felt the engines burst into life as the she increased speed and got the bone between her teeth. The breeze would stiffen and the spray would fly,creating little rainbows above the wave tops . This was her real home as it was ours too,oh to feel those heaving decks again,sailing southward towards some distant port, to places and times that we can never go again.



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Psalm 107: 23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; 24 These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. 25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. 26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end. 28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. 29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Matthew 8: 23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
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i remember one of the AB's who was scotch had his own sailors prayer and a very short one at that, he send it to his mother often. it went: Dear Mom got none send some your son Don. and out of the blue a reply with what was in deed of would turn up, ££££££
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