SY Angel of London

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

Crew thoughts...

Who: Barbara and Tom
Port: New York, NY
02 April 2012 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos.
12 January 2012 | Charleston
29 December 2011 | Windham Vermont
15 December 2011 | Charleston, SC
21 November 2011 | Charleston
20 October 2011 | Braunschweig, Germany
16 October 2011 | Köln, Germany
03 October 2011 | Porthsmouth VA
29 August 2011 | Westbrook, CT
14 August 2011 | Westbrook, CT
10 June 2011 | South Coast of Connecticut
18 February 2011 | George Town, Exumas
04 February 2011 | George Town, Exumas
01 February 2011 | Mayaguana
23 January 2011 | Puerto Plata
15 January 2011 | Guaiana, Puerto Rico
03 December 2010
24 November 2010 | USVI
20 November 2010
11 November 2010 | St Martin

St Martin's Day

11 November 2010 | St Martin
Waiting for the seas to subside
St. Martin of Tours was born in the 4th century in what is now Hungary. My reference book tells me that he was a soldier in the Roman army and, while on horseback he met a starving (an presumably cold) beggar. He cut his red cloak in two with his trusty sword and gave half to the beggar. The next night he had a dream in which he saw Jesus wearing the other half of his cloak. In the dream he is asked if he recognizes the cloak. Of course he does and then converts to the new religion in which he quickly becomes a bishop.

You sometimes see Martin depicted walking along side a donkey en route to Rome. On his journey he encounters the devil (yikes!), who mocks him for not riding on the donkey as a (still warm and rich) Bishop should. For his insubordination, the devil is promptly turned into a donkey who has to haul good Martin all the way to Rome. The devil donkey curses him and we never find out what else happens. The noisy devil may still be stuffed inside a donkey roaming the streets of Rome.

In many countries, including Germany, Martinmas celebrations begin at the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of this eleventh day of the eleventh month. (That is exactly when this was posted). Children sometimes carry lanterns in the streets after dark and sing songs. It is also the beginning of the Winter Karneval season.

Here in St Martin it does not seem to be a big deal. School is out and some have the day off.

Let's not forget the veterans this November 11th and, perhaps more importantly, those soldiers that died or are p.o.w.

We have lots to do and like it here.

A handsome prize to anyone that can identify the rather bored looking couple in the mirror over the mantle in today's picture
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Vessel Name: Angel of London
Vessel Make/Model: Oyster 47
Hailing Port: New York, NY
Crew: Barbara and Tom
About:
We just love living in the marine environment which enables us to "sea" our lives from a different perspective. We continue to seek to free ourselves from misguided concepts of success such as "status" and "net worth". [...]
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When I heard the learn'd astronomer; When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon, [...]
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Who: Barbara and Tom
Port: New York, NY
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