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One of the best ways to celebrate summer


“Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing”.  Jerome K. Jerom “Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog)”

Would it be just perfect to celebrate the first week of summer sailing in our best summer sailing outfits while reading this fabulous book…? Yes of course it would be a nice, only bit more summer weather around here please!

From the top: Boat toy from lauri, Rainbow Springs, Florida — 1961, Sailor Stripes and Tulips from Flickr, Mobile of small Nordic Viking Boats, vintage boy outfit , Folk Art Oil Tanker and Folk Art Oil Tanker Model (both last links via:


  1. what a happy post
    I love sailing and boats
    and that tankermodel, just grand

    and, come on sun
    shine, SHINE

  2. this captures the dreaminess of summer. and I love the bit about what is needed on the boat of life!!

  3. Dear Patrice….Thank you. Summer is a good reason to be very happy….

    Dear Tali….Thank you…:-)

    Dear Marchi…..Thanks! His book is pure joy, mix with his sharp and ironic sense of humor just perfect!

  4. Dear Julia…Thank! and Thanks for the invitation. It is a changeling subject….! However, count me in…

  5. This is beautiful! Thanks for including some of my finds. My husband has just obtained his boat licence so with a bit of luck well be enjoying some time out at sea this Summer, early in the morning before it’s too hot 🙂

  6. Dear Rachel…thank you.

    Dear Deb- Thank you, and off course you included! …:-)
    Wow- you are going to sail this summer -now I’m too jealous
    and by the way – be a little genteel with summer weather, after all here is raining for the last week…:-(

  7. timeless.
    and i seem to remember having 3 men in that boat, somewhere, in a moving box. they may have to linger right in there for a few summers onwards…. 😉

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