..... 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 ***
" Gimballed Azimuth Compass " … Dry azimuth compass, 7”, on gimbals fitted with moveable sighting line for taking azimuths, and a prismatic optical system. Made by Spencer, Browning & Co., London, 1840-1860.
" Lulworth 1920 — The Restoration of the Century " … This classic sail yacht, built in 1920, is the world’s largest gaff cutter. After a sailing career in the 1920’s and 1930’s, she went mostly neglected until 1990, when plans were made to do a restoration, which was completed in 2006. See the complete and remarkable story here:
Sailing Alone Around the World (1900). Captain Joshua Slocum. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. The Century Co. First edition.
Sailing memoir about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone.
"A school library without this book is incomplete. It should be part of the education of every English or American boy… Boys who do not like this book ought to be drowned at once." — Arthur Ransome, 1947.
"I do not hesitate to call it the most extraordinary book ever published." — Sir Edwin Arnold.