Posts tagged ‘boats’


fast boat

If they shared one thing, it was a love for the sense of speed and power that came through rowing. There was nothing, simply nothing, like a fast boat.

Daniel J. Boyne, The Red Rose Crew (2005)



There is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows  (1908)


the best sailor

He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and extract a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849)

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