It’s time to celebrate….we reached friday! This weekend, Dublin is the final host port for the Tall Ships Races 2012 featuring up to 100 Tall Ships and a 4 day festival in the Docklands until Sunday. Dublin is over-run by impressive ships and sailors so get thy down to the docks and check it out. Wishing you all a happy, carefree weekend.
“Where lies the land, to which the ship would go? Far, far ahead is all, her seamen know. And where the land she travels from?Away, far far behind, is all that they can say.” [Arthur Hugh Clough]
“The true ship is the ship builder.” [Ralph Waldo Emerson]
“Morn on the waters, and purple and bright Bursts on the billows the flushing of light O’er the glad waves, like a child of the sun, See the tall vessel goes gallantly on.” [Thomas Kibble Hervey]
“The Liner she’s a lady, an’ she never looks nor ‘eeds– The Man-o’-War’s ‘er ‘usband an’ ‘e gives ‘er all she needs; But, oh, the little cargo-boats, that sail the wet seas roun’, They’re just the same as you an’ me, a’-plyin’ up an’ down.”
“There’s not a ship that sails the ocean, But every climate, every soil, Must bring its tribute, great or small, And help to build the wooden wall!” [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]
“She comes majestic with her swelling sails, The gallant Ship: along her watery way, Homeward she drives before the favouring gales; Now flirting at their length the streamers play, And now they ripple with the ruffling breeze.” [Robert Southey]
“I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” [‘Sea Fever’ by John Masefield]