Friday, June 22, 2018

Launch

Photo by Salt Water New England

6 comments:

  1. old world craftmanship and beauty!

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  2. The fewer the McMansions of the sea the happier I will be. Imagine them anchored off the dream destination of many a sailor, the Great Beach at Roque Island, Maine, with its mile long crescent beach. Making landfall at Roque despite thick fog and adverse currents was the reward of many an intrepid navigator and captain and their crew. Now GPS has opened this remote paradise to behemoths like this. Saw one there last summer with a helicopter on the after deck. Sort of spoils the once cherished remote charm of far distant islands. The little "Old Port" launch is handsome!

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  3. The man driving the launch is probably having much more fun than the owner of the yacht or the crew maintaining the yacht. To me, most of the fun in power boating and sailing is running or sailing the boat. Always improving my skills. Would never want a boat that I could not sail or run myself. No self-driving cars for me either!!!

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  4. Wasn't there a TV show "Leave it to Bitsy? Well maybe not but I do like her comments. Juxtaposition - a word I "think" a lot but rarely use in conversation or writing. I'm not inclined to even think it when I see something that is staged be it visual or on the opinion pages. I'm inclined to think it when it is naturally occurring but think "placement" in exhibits, etc.

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  5. I have had the great pleasure of seeing this yacht moored in Maine. As for myself,
    the sight of a Hinckley or a Herreshoff sloop moored off the rocky coast
    is pure bliss.

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