..... OR Mermaids & Sailors .... They go well together, no matter in which order I place them. These are two of my favorite subjects that I pursue in Art, Literature, Film, Music, Antiques & Collectibles and the Decorative Arts. I will be sharing things here from my collections and other items from the internet that I find appealing to me.
..... I also enjoy all things related to the "Seven Seas", which, of course is the domain of both, Mermaids and Sailors. This may include oceans, islands, ports & harbors, beaches, sea creatures, and classic sailing ships, to name a few.
..... So, relax and enjoy the sometimes wild, but always wet, world of Mermaids & Sailors !!
* "Real Sailors Have a Moustache and Smoke A Pipe" *
** "Once A Sailor, Always A Sailor" **
*** "Real Mermaids Do Not Wear Bras !!" ..... [Therefore, occasional female nudity will appear here !] ...Sailor Gil, June 2011 ***
The Kish light vessel (replaced by a lighthouse in 1965) denoted the northern end of a series of dangerous sandbanks running parallel to the Irish coast. Lying about four miles offshore and extending from Dublin down to Wexford, they were responsible for the loss of many ships.
The Kish was a familiar mark of the course for the offshore regattas organised by yacht clubs based at Dun Leary (Dun Laoghaire), the commodious sheltered harbour serving Dublin.
Walters depicts a typical large cutter of the period apparently ahead of two similar craft, although in fact they are well placed up wind of the leader. Should the next leg of the course involve tacking around the light ship, the present windward yacht might well prove the winner.