Saturday, 11 August 2018

Weigh anchor

weigh (or raise) anchor 
phrase of anchor
1. (of a ship) take up the anchor when ready to start sailing.

Weigh anchor @porcelinasworld

Don't you feel ready to go sailing off into the sunset, looking at the sea in these photos?  I could almost be convinced - for a moment.  But I know I shouldn't be deceived.  The sea may appear at times to be invitingly calm, especially in such gorgeous evening light as this, but I know all too well that it can change in a heartbeat. 

I have to confess that I do not have sea legs.  Pretty much every boat trip I've been on (apart from small rowing boats, on a flat and calm reservoir) has ended badly.  There was the terrifying sailing trip when I was 21 to the Whitsundays off Australia's coast, where sunshine had given way to a storm which left me clinging to the deck for dear life while the rain lashed down.  The boat seemed to have as much water above it as below it.  Further back in time, there was the short cruise I went on from with my parents and younger brother, when I was aged about 11.  In the calm and balmy waters of the Mediterranean, freak foul weather meant that I ended up being spectacularly sea-sick in the middle of the main lounge.

These days I'm happy to look at the sea, with my feet firmly planted on the shore.  I love a bit of nautical style, but I won't be captaining any ships.  Instead, I'll wear stripes, and a brooch with an anchor on.  And there I will stay on shore, happy to look out to sea and enjoy its presence without its sickening bobbing motion.  Dry land is bad enough - unless I'm driving myself, I frequently get a bit queasy in the car on the winding country roads that my part of the world is so full of.  And don't even get me started on horses!!

Weigh anchor @porcelinasworld

Pinafore dress @porcelinasworld

Weigh anchor @porcelinasworld

Weigh anchor @porcelinasworld

Pinafore dress @porcelinasworld

Weigh anchor @porcelinasworld

Weigh anchor @porcelinasworld

Pinafore dress @porcelinasworld
Oasis dress from charity shop, Vintage brooch from car boot sale I think, vintage Polaroid sunglasses (gift), Clarks sandals.

Are there any sea-farers among my readers?  Or do you all stick to dry land like me?

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilikeVisible Monday, Fancy Friday

8 comments:

  1. What a lovely post. Although I think I do have sea legs, like you I prefer to look at the sea. In fact, I can't get enough of it and can sit and stare at a favourite seascape for the longest of time. Also, like you, I love nautical style. I'm often drawn to clothing with sailing boat or seagull prints and I have several brooches with a nautical theme as well. Your photographs are fantastic, and I would love to know where they were taken ... xxx

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    1. The sea draws your attention like a fireplace doesn't it? Or a smartphone for this current generation! I haven't met anyone who dislikes nautical style, it's universally appealing!
      This was at Tresaith by the way, the next little bay up from Aberporth. Beautiful place. Xx

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  2. I love the sea! Cant wait to be in the UK again, by the sea! No problem with the ferry!

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  3. I'm with you when it comes to boats - let's stick to dry land! I get fearfully seasick. The last time I went on one on salt water was a boat trip round Mahon harbour (not even out to sea) and I got so nauseous I just had to sit at the back of the boat with my head between my knees. Your stripes and brooch are the best solution.

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  4. Your land outfit is marvelous! Sorry about your unhappy boating experiences; being sick takes all the fun out of it for certain. Have a lovely week ahead, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  5. Lovely style for a lovely setting! I love a good jumper dress (what do they call the style there - pinafore?), and the brooch is the perfect little nautical touch to match the sea view.
    I don't get out on boats very often, but my guy grew up on them (his dad was from Cape Cod), and we occasionally get out on Lake Michigan. I've never had to sail in a storm, so it's always been a great experience!

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  6. What gorgeous photos, you look very wistful gazing out to sea.
    My Dad had a boat and I used to be able to sail competently as a teenager, not sure if I can remember what to do now though. xxx

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  7. Such glorious pictures! And a perfect brooch!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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