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21 September 2016

Wordless Wednesday | Old Sailing Book






Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - When we downsized and moved onto our sailboat, we had to get rid of a lot of things including an old Adlard Coles sailing book. We took pictures as a memento.

2 - I love the old advertisements. I want a pair of those beach ballet shoes.

3 - We don't fly any burgees on our boat. 

4 - Since we don't belong to a yacht club, maybe I should make our own burgee. I think I'd have our symbol be a plate of brownies.

What words does this picture bring to your mind when you look at it?

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30 comments:

  1. There's something special about old books! Love the yacht burgee idea- you'll be in a very exclusive club!

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    1. I love looking at old books - it feels like I'm stepping back in time.

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  2. I have flags all over the place. Four yacht clubs, officer flags and the like. I only fly two now though.

    I too love old books. I don't think my feet could take the ballet shoes, but they are awful cute.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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    1. They are cute shoes, although I'm not sure how practical they'd be with that tie around the ankle.

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  3. The best Burgee is the Conch republic. Might have to go to Key West to get one.

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  4. wonderful book- fabulous shoes! Have a lovely day!

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  5. Great photos, I love old ads, they are so much fun to read.

    Felted, or fabric bottomed shoes/boots are now illegal in many places. They have been used for fishing, and the soles will pick up creatures - plants and can transfer them to places they don't belong. The law is meant to keep out invasive species.

    I like to fly my WWS burgee, but I would love to have one made of our logo. Yacht Club....whoops, I was going to laugh, but then I googled yacht club in Alaska, and came up with quite a few. I had NO idea!

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    1. That's really interesting about the felt and fabric bottomed shoes being illegal. I can see why they do it. You'll have to look into those yacht clubs.

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  6. You make one with a plate of brownies, I want pictures.
    Too bad you couldn't pay some of those ad prices now.

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    1. That is the problem with looking at old ads, you realize how cheap things were once upon a time.

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  7. Baffeez! Interestingly, one Scottish word for slippers or house-shoes is baffies. Wonder if it's just a coincidence?

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    1. I bet it isn't a coincidence as it's a Scottish company that made those shoes. Interesting!

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  8. Here's another case where auto-correct knows what really matters:

    Yacht Club Burgee becomes Yacht Club Burger

    Given this choice, a good burger is definitively more attractive than a pompous Yacht Club Commander Burgee.

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    1. Auto correct does interesting things :-)

      I think there are some yacht clubs which are a bit pompous, but I'm sure many are pretty down to earth. There was one in New Zealand that Scott would go to occasionally for racing events and it was really laid back.

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  9. I prefer new sailing books above old ones, although it is funny and interesting to look at these oldies. How times have changed! I think you should come up with a logo for your blog or boat and then fly that on a home made burgee!

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    1. Wouldn't that be funny if I made my own burgee. Maybe one of these days :-)

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  10. Those are great pictures, really pristine and a good way to keep history. I like the plate of brownies idea.

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    1. I have to give the photo credit to my hubby - he did a great job with them :-)

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  11. These are like a glimpse into a different time. The best burgee is definitely the skull and crossbones for Penzance. Wonder if the club members have themed "dress as a pirate" days?

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    1. Lots of sailors like to dress up as pirates, so maybe the do :-)

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  12. We're flying 3 burgees now, including Women Who Sail, SSCA, and the Maine State Ensign, which I had custom made for our trip. Maine is one of only two states to designate a state nautical ensign, so we had to fly it as we head south...

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    1. I love the fact that you're flying a Maine burgee!

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  13. I think a brownie burgee would be an excellent idea. But everyone would want to take a sale with you.

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    1. That's true - the demand to come on our boat could get overwhelming :-)

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