cause my steady boy said “Ship ahoy” and joined the naa…ya…vee!
There seems to be a nautical theme in my life at the moment. Thinking back to one of the first songs that I recall this one is up there as the number one. Now that my middle son is getting married, having a nautical theme, this song came right back to me.
“I got a letter yesterday from Tokyo, and a souvenir….”
My three sons have done a fair bit of travelling and often I’m fearful when they go off to South America, Mexico, the Middle East or other foreign lands but I’ve learned to calm myself and say “What would you do, Pauline, if you had that opportunity? Would you turn it down?” And most likely the answer would be “NO!”
My son’s fiancee grew up on the west coast in a place near Vancouver and of course my son grew up on the east coast in St.Shotts, so it is only natural for the two lovebirds to want to have a nautical slant to their nuptials. They both love the oceans of the world and see the significance of anchors.
Living so close to the ocean means enjoying boat rides, scenic images of seabirds and whales, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets with an awareness of the turbulant waters so close to our households! Hearing the waves crashing against the rocks day in and day out calm our shattered nerves and remind us that we are one with the universe. We are indeed anchored to our little outport, just as the boats are anchored to the bottom of the sea.
While the song that brings back many memories and emotions related to my life in Pasadena, living not far from Deer Lake, it is the past thirty years that have enticed me to appreciate the ocean lapping against our shores and the wonderful people we meet in every experience of our daily lives.
- A Big Blue Swirl in the Ocean is a Sign of Microscopic Life (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- Ted Danson: How Saving the Oceans Can Feed the World (huffingtonpost.com)
- Blue Carbon: The Role of Oceans in Climate Change (thinkprogress.org)
- The nautical look: what you need (justsave.co.uk)
- Getting the nautical look on a budget (moneyviews.com)