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Sea Stories

The sea stories come from many years of proximity to the shore.  There are a few that will entertain.  A few that will enrapture.


  • BROADS NORFOLK THAT IS

    GETTING BACK ON THE HORSE 1971 Whenever you fall off a horse, the first thing the old wives tell you, is to get back on again. So the very next day I called Harry. I had decided that, as we … Continue reading


  • LUPE AND DAVID

    LUPE AND DAVID et al FROM AUSTRALIA SAIL ON THE PERIHELION The sun’s out! Lupe rejoices. I had been corresponding via email with Lupe from Australia for a couple of months and had been expecting her and David, along with … Continue reading


  • BOWEN ISLAND SQUARED

    April 24 2006 (Or Brits of upper crust on tour, in the case of the second part!)   Ok, so I am beginning to think I have a motor sailor, because I have just been to Bowen Island, twice in … Continue reading


  • NELSON MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN SO PROUD

    In the days of yore, when men were men and women were ashore, (Whoops, there’s nearly a poem starting there!) gunners had to master their craft to be able to fire a broadside, reload, and fire again within 2 minutes! … Continue reading


  • YACHT STRIKES TANKER

    1971 The lower 3 photos were of the late departed “Pincher”. Those above were of “Cadenza” and Harry and I. No sign of Osborne! There was a time when I had left the sea that my life changed and I … Continue reading


  • TRADITIONAL DHOW RACE 43’

    Monday 3rd December, 2007                                                                                                                  Photo: Evan Seys Well, for a person who has cruised and raced sailing boats for 54 years, this experience of watching dhow racing up close and personal was right up there with winning my … Continue reading


  • A Sailor In A Power Boat

     March 23, 2003 Well, what a weekend I have had! First, I had to get the Perihelion up on the grid, assemble the crowd of volunteers who were going to help, and scrub the bottom, scrape the old paint off, … Continue reading