Friday 13 January 2012

Boaters Alphabet (E)

This is one of an occasional series of entries into my blog. The "Boaters Alphabet" todays letter is E and my favourite waterways sound is the tonk - tonk - tonk of an old diesel engine.

is for "Engine" With the bow wave like a ever widening ripple and the engine a faint tonk-tonk-tonk under your feet. Moving without haste or purpose and our arrival is expected whenever. Under a warm sun and our efforts rewarded with several long cold beers. Our clock is the season of the year and our days linger on and on. Its a hard life, its not easy. Someone has it to do, today its my turn!

Another cold beer?

EBB - A receding current.
EYE - A closed loop or ring at the end a line, rope, cable.
EYE SPLICE - A permanent loop in the end of multi stranded rope by means of rope splicing.
ENGLISH KNOT  -  A knot for joining two lines.


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