Sailor's wisdom


Dear Bloggers,

As the summer weather os on it’s return and the rain bashes on to the windows of the bus, the irst storm is a fact, my mind drifts off to the days that  I was at sea. I rememberred a couple of nautical proverbs that I learned on the way.  It was one of the funny things to do during bad weather for me  hang out in the messroom with some other crewmembers and pop up all these sayings and try to explain them.  Those were the days.


Add VideoIf you are a friend of the captain, you can wipe your hands on the sail.
This one is easy if you are a good friend of the boss, you can live a bit next to the rules. 

Where water is the boss, there must the land obey.
We cannot tame nature.

Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
A sailor needs to be able to work during  rough conditions  

The water in which one drowns is always an ocean.
If someone gets into trouble or even dies, the consequences are often bigger than you can imagine.
If you want to drown yourself, don't torture yourself with shallow water.
If you want to do something, do it properly.

Don't build a new ship out of old wood.
You might have a stockpile of unused design concepts, but every new client should be afforded the new ideas they’re paying for. 
If rain bothers you, you can always jump into the sea.
 If you are already wet, you won't care about the rain 
No matter how big the sea may be, sometimes two ships meet.
Don’t give up on love, one day you will meet the one
Don't buy a boat that is under water.
Don’t buy something that you cannot see
Seamen learn to get to know each other during a storm.
You learn during rough times to know the ones that you can rely on
A man without money is like a ship without sails.
Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has not a destination. You are only floating around with no steady course


Better lose the anchor than the whole ship.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Better poor on land than rich at sea.
Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and rich.
It is good rowing with the sail set.
Live is easier when things are coming your way.
The best pilots are ashore.
It is easier to criticise other people than too achieve something yourself
Worse things happen at sea.
if things are bad ashore, then they could be a lot worse at sea.
The surface of the water is beautiful, but it is no good to sleep on.
Things may look beautiful on the outside but not you don’t know what lies underneath

Add VideoIt is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.
the things that you expect to be safe can be more harmful than than the things you think will be dangerous
just because you don't suspect them of being dangerous
Add VideoWomen are as changeable as the sea.
A womans emotions can swing as rapidly as weather at sea,
You know who the good seamen are when the storm comes.
In bad times you know who can handle the situation
Add VideoAfter the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved.
After something bad has happened everyone has an opinion on how this mishap could have been prevented.

And of course there are many more, strange but true every first stormy day I feel somekind of home sick. But sadly enough these days are over. Don’t worry I am happy now with the life ashore and they are just some sentimental flashbacks. Salt water goes in the brain and the sea will never leave you.

The Old Sailor,


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