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old sailors never die

old sailors

photo by Scott O’Donnell Photography (2009)

h/t: @PetraObbes

a downside of ocean sailing


from “The Show Me Book” (1966), illustrated by Jack Hanrahan

death sails [an animated short film]

this is a cute little video of how a sailor cheated Death.

h/t: @harrymvt

the sailor’s psalm 23


The Lord is my pilot, I shall not drift.
He guides me across the dark waters.
He steers me through deep channels.
He keeps my log.
Yea, though I sail ‘mid the thunders
and tempest of life,
I shall dread no anger, for He is with me;
His love and His care, shelter me.
He prepares a quiet harbor before me.
He anoints the waves with oil
My ship rides calmly.
Surely sunlight and starlight
shall guide me on the voyage I take,
And I will rest in the heaven’s port forever.

HT: Missions to Seafarers

be yourself


Moby Dick

so does the name “Moby Dick” conjure up thoughts of a sailor’s life on an 1800’s whaling ship, sailing with Captain Ahab, on his quest for the giant white sperm whale in Herman Melville’s classic text by that name?


or do you instead think of the amazing drum solo by the late John Henry Bonham, drummer extraordinaire for the band Led Zeppelin?

thoughts?  does it have to be either/or?

what if we combine the two – and rock out with some Led Zeppelin, WHILE sailing on your boat, preferably without a crazy white whale nearby to capsize you.

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