Friday, 10 February 2012

Boaters Alphabet (Q)

This is one of an occasional series of entries into my blog. The "Boaters Alphabet" today's letter is Q and is for Quarters. Quarters are the living and sleeping areas aboard a vessel. Which type of bed do you prefer. In line running fore and aft or cross beds which run from side to side. The most popular bed in sailing days was the hammock. Later this year the Queen celebrates her diamond jubilee. The royal barge will be leading a flotilla of different boats down the River Thames.

An artist's impression of the
Spirit of Chartwell.

is for Quiet a time of peaceful tranquillity along the canal. The soporific soft buzz of insects, the feint chirp of a cricket somewhere in the grass. Away from the hurley burly of modern day living.

is for Quiescent a time for resting almost dormant with a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of Quiche in the other. Good friends, good company and all having a good time.

Being the skipper of a narrow boat is not an easy job to do, but someone has to do it, today its my turn.

Now where did I put my plimsolls

Quarter - The after side of a boat from amidships to stern.
Quartering - The practise of aiming the boat's bow at a 45-degree angle to oncoming waves.


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