Superstitious as a Seafarer
Seafaring has always been one of the world's most dangerous occupations, and throughout history sailors have searched to find the cause or underlying reason for accidents or disasters. This has given rise to popular superstitions that have continued through today.
The popular expression "knock on wood" is based on seafarers pounding the hull of the boat to test for rotten wood, since a solid hull "thumps" a good solid sound and a rotten hull thumps a dull thud. So, with a pending multi-month voyage ahead, seafarers wanted to be sure they were on a "sound" and ship shape vessel.
A good, sound, stout vessel was just the start of insuring the good fortune of a sailor, there were many other important
superstitions to heed........
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Are you often identified by your boat ?
"Hi, I'm Mary - from Serenity"
Ever wish you could contact (or remember the name of ) someone you only "know by boat" ? Now there's a way to put a name with that boat and it's a new Facebook-like site for your boat called ....e-Boat Cards.
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Harbor View at Norwalk Cove
There's been a flurry of activity since the grand opening of the beautiful new venue space at Cove. The largest event to date was a corporate function with over 300 guests held in July.
Party-goers enjoyed a beautiful afternoon along the private beach with games of bocce, beach volleyball with music and dancing. David's Soundview Catering
provided sumptuous food with a casual theme.
Remember, September is a great month for outdoor functions, with warm, clear days and cool nights. For information about our venue, please call 203-838-4686 or see our Web Site
Courtesy of David's Soundview Catering.
Protection for Your Phone or Tablet
Are you using your phone or tablet more frequently on the boat ?
Is it time to consider a protective case.... just in case ?
The lowest common denominator is a heavy duty zip lock bag, followed by the waterproof pouch type cases. Most will allow touch screen operation, and, though less elegant than a custom fitted case, are very reasonably priced.
Here's a quick guide to some options that are available...
The more elaborate cases are either water
repellant, semi-waterproof or completely
waterproof. Some will even allow your
phone to double as an underwater camera !
Check out the following guides to give you a feel of what is out there and, after choosing the style you like, follow the Manufacturer's Link to see a sampling of manufacturer's web sites:
From Panbo, "The Marine Electronics Hub": Click Here
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On a final note,
|It starts when they are very young.... |