A Greek sojourn

Oct 21st, 2014, 08:54 AM
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"Fra_Diavolo, what would the one exception be?"

A bell rope.
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Oct 21st, 2014, 08:55 AM
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Arguing keeps the mind sharp Ann. Feel free to disagree.
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Oct 21st, 2014, 09:03 AM
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I can't be bothered, cold. There's a difference between lively argument and flogging a dead horse.
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Oct 21st, 2014, 09:27 AM
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And yet, you are still flogging away. I happen to enjoy ST's writing, much more than the boringly literal arguments of his antagonists. So I will keep defending. If that's not boring, I don't know what is.
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Oct 21st, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Thanks for answering the google pub quiz Peter.

I have been too busy picking my imaginary son from his vertual school whilst preparing dinner for my make believe wife.

Fra

There are warps, lines, halyards, sheets and even a painter but the only rope on board is the one used to hang the "skipper".

I going back to Ga Ga land, much more fun. Profiles picture is changed to us anchored off Koh Hong, Phang Nga bay. Don't bother googling it SoJo because it is straight off my camera.
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Oct 21st, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Dickie --

The bell rope is the exception, at least on US vessels. http://www.theshipinabottle.com/products/bell_ropes.htm
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Oct 21st, 2014, 12:23 PM
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SJ, we used a Walker log in the 1978, 79 and 81 Sydney - Hobart races. Prior to sat nav devices.

Most reliable piece of equipment on board.
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Oct 22nd, 2014, 07:47 AM
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Well done Fra_Diavolo. Actually there is a second. A Boltrope.

If you are going back to 78, 79 and 81 then yes I can understand why you might have used a Walker log. That's near prehistoric now. LOL

I recently watched a movie with Robert Redford in which he appears to learn to use a sextant in about half a day from reading a book. You do have to wonder what a lot of people who now sail would do if they lost all their new toys.
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Oct 22nd, 2014, 09:12 AM
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Visiting “boat people” is inspired, Sojourntraveller. And thanks for a Rhode’s memory—DH and I followed a Simon and Garfunkel song to the bar of an American expat. We had a great talk with him. He loved having a new girlfriend every summer.

Sorry I'm not sophisticated enough to do other than to take you at your trip report word, but jeeze, folks, why all the snark?
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Oct 22nd, 2014, 03:37 PM
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There is a Greek name TDudette for those who have new girlfriend's every summer etc. They are called 'Kah-mah-key'.

It actually translates as a 'harpoon' but it is referring to someone who harpoons women. In the old days (say pre-1970 or so) it was an honourable name, not derogatory at all.

You can still meet old men who will tell you that in their day, they knew how to romance a woman, make her feel special, provide pleasure to her on her vacation, send her home happy and often see her return year after year.

I met one old fellow who told me he used to have them organized. A arrived in late April for 2 weeks, followed by B who arrived at the beginning of May every year; followed by C who arrived mid-May, etc. He corresponded with them all in the winter and told them he would be 'off the island' until then but would return for their arrival. Thus he kept it all neatly arranged and everyone was happy. If one stopped coming he just picked up another from a bar. He also picked up the odd one while one of his regulars was on the island at the same time. Just a bit more juggling. LOL

Those old pros will also tell you that the young men of today who call themselves kamaki are nothing like they were back in the day. No sophistication, no real skills, no real care for the happiness of the woman involved, just in it for the sex.

This guy writes great stuff on Greece.
http://www.greektravel.com/sifnos/kamakis.html
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