Things the Sea has given (or given back).
Okay, this thread is in response to the thread “things the sea has taken”. Yea, the usual fender or occasional skiff (If you found a seashell pram floatin’ round Gloucester Harbor one night in August of ’89, GIVE IT BACK!) is cool. Mother Ocean takes care of us sailors in many ways. How has she helped you? Here’s a little one to get things started:
I was a steaming into Port Washington LI, last summer wondering how I was going to get all of the things done that I needed to attend to, fuel, groceries, laundry, all on a bicycle. I was thinking how much easier life would be if I had one of them rare 6-gallon milk crates to lash to the bike’s carry-rack when there, in the flotsam was the very thing! Holds a 5 gal gas can perfectly!
"Who would go to sea for pleasure
would go to hell for pastime."