In a stiff southerly breeze maintaining the boats balance by using harness to lean
over the side,
bright morning sunlight paints glittering silver diamonds on the water’s surface as
the boat smoothly glides,
the mood and colour of the sea is always changing from restless grey through to
tranquil cerulean blue,
a mirror image of the transient sky is shown as it momentarily illuminates as clouds
and sun pass through.
The distinctive metallic melody of wind blown metal rigging clinking against hollow
a teak coloured wooden sailing yacht sails by on calm water, an elegant design from
in a pleasant summer breeze enjoying the special silence of sailing, hearing the wind and
water flowing by,
flocks of herring gulls circling in warm air thermals survey water far below, effortlessly
A beautiful summer’s day at Cowes Sailing Regatta hosts a profusion of dinghies’ brightly
foaming white horses ride the dark rolling crests of seething waves during tempestuous
tacking as the itinerant wind changes direction swinging the boom and sail from port
a silent autumnal marina shrouded in dawn’s floating white mist, orderly rows of resting
Grey nimbus clouds emitting forked lightning appear on the darkening skyline causing
the wind speed to rise,
an unexpected summer storm requires quick reefing of the main and fore sail, carefully
fastening the ties,
feeling the wind and sun on your face, the unique serenity of sailing on sheltered inland
water or exposed sea,
whenever I see a sailboat in the ever-changing weather, light, seasons and tides,
you are always close surrounding me.
In loving memory of James Farthing 1929 -2017
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