In the making…

….despite her lack of polish, ‘Silver Mist’ touched the heart with a certain, quiet charm. Her weight was reassuring; her smallness an inspiration. She might have been a ship’s boat years ago, when sailors were small….

from: Silver Mist and beyond: My Father as Mariner

4 thoughts on “In the making…”

  1. I see the family resemblance here–I like to see that.

    As kids we had a little wooden boat up on the Murray with oars and a one and a half HP Seagull outboard motor and we were like Huck Finn and friends. It was heavy compared to the aluminium boats which rendered the wooden ones obsolete but, even then, I liked the wood.

    1. “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

      From: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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