From Earth Day to Scilly is Thirty-five Leagues

Grayhound, a three masted lugger, sails from Brittany past Ushant for the Isles of Scilly with a cargo of French Bordeaux and Muscadet, Bretton coffee and tea, chocolate and Bretton Honey on June 14, 2018. Passage: www.classic-sailing.co.uk

A pub sing is held at the Somerville Armory second Thursdays and fourth Tuesdays. The rule is any song is welcome as long as it has a chorus that all may join in on. Last Thursday, the songs ranged from Tom Paxton to songs of courtship and rum. A woman led us through a rare version of the sea shanty Spanish Ladies. It had explicit instructions for sailing the English Channel from across the Atlantic. Here…

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Rob Moir

Rob Moir

Rob Moir, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Ocean River Institute. He writes Clam Chowdah dot org blog and hosts Moir’s Environmental Dialogues iTalk radio.