Bring me that horizon, the last line from Pirates of the Caribbean. I was going to make a post of my favorite sailing blogs but changed my mind. I do enough sharing around here, today I’m asking for something back, if you know a great sailing blog please share it with me. Please don’t share the usual crappy boring blogs like this one. I’m searching for the most excellent blogs in the world, if you know of one do tell.
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
— Vincent Van Gogh
“It is not that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.”
— Sir Francis Drake
“The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.”
— Edmund Gibbon
“It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.”
— George William Curtis
“The cabin of a small yacht is truly a wonderful thing; not only will it shelter you from a tempest, but from the other troubles in life, it is a safe retreat.”
— Francis Herreshoff,
“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway.”
— Webb Chiles
“Never in my life before have I experienced such beauty, and fear at the same time”
— Ellen MacArthur
Attitude is the difference between ordeal and adventure
– Bob Bitchin
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.
– Old Norwegian Adage
If you can’t repair it, maybe it shouldn’t be on board.
– Lin and Larry Pardey
Being hove to in a long gale is the most boring way of being terrified I know.
– Donald Hamilton
The planning stage of a cruise is often just as enjoyable as the voyage itself, letting one’s imagination loose on all kinds of possibilities. Yet translating dreams into reality means a lot of practical questions have to be answered.
– Jimmy Cornell
“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.”
— Robin Lee Graham, Sailor
If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.
– Pete Goss
“Not all who wander are lost.”
– JRR Tolkien
“He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.”
– Thomas Fuller
“The sea finds out everything you did wrong.”
– Francis Stokes
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.
H. Melville, Opening Line from Moby Dick
Do or do not. There is no try.
I just thank God I don’t live in a trailer.
– Jimmy Buffet/Stormy , Son of a son of a sailor