Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Colors of the Wind

Comment by Brandon Owens yesterday
(SIMPLIFIED CHINESE LYRICS)
我站在风里看着你的来临
我想要问你为的是什么
请聆听大地万物心中话语
它有泪它有喜悲和生命

从来不曾用心看看这里
你怎会发现另一个世界
但我俩在这风中如此相遇
这缘份已是多么的神奇

你听风在说话说着不朽的情爱
那全世界最温柔的表白
如果真爱在你心中永不更改
你会看到风中七色的美丽
你的心会画出风中的色彩

请闭上双眼陪伴森林呼吸
看日月星辰变幻的颜色
你和我梦想终于紧紧相连
这一刻请你相信是永远

让青山绿水自由自在活着
去学习飞鸟翱翔在人间
在七彩风里寻找那个世界
那是你我真心寻找的家园

你听风在说话说着不朽的情爱
那全世界最温柔的表白
如果真爱在你心中永不更改
你会看到风中七色的美丽
你的心会画出风中的色彩

等待你牵我的手
风在蓝天上, 飞向那个梦oh

你听风在说话说着不朽的情爱
那全世界最温柔的表白
如果真爱在你心中永不更改
你会看到风中七色的美丽
如果你没有忘记
你我风中的相遇
那是刻在风里最美的传奇

TRANSLATIONS:
I stand in the wind look at your arrival.
I want to ask what is your purpose (of your arrival).
Please listen to the heart of the language of the myriad things on earth.
It has tears, it has happiness & suffering, and a life.

You all along never intended to have a look here.
How will you discover another world?
But both of us coincidentally meet in this wind.
This is the magic of fate.

Listen to the wind speaking the immortal words of love.
That the world's most tender confession
If true love in your heart will never change
You will see the beauty of the seven colors of the wind Your heart can draw the colors of the wind

Please close both eyes to accompany the forest breath. Look at the changing colors of sun, moon and stars.
Our dreams are finally closely connected.
I assure you that this moment will be eternal.

Let the beautiful scenery live freely.
Learn how birds fly across the world.
Search for that world inside the seven colors of the wind. That is the homeland which our sincerity seeks.

Listen to the wind speaking the immortal words of love.
That the world's most tender confession
If true love in your heart will never change
You will see the beauty of the seven colors of the wind Your heart can draw the colors of the wind

Waiting for you to hold my hand
The wind in the blue sky, flies to that dream

Listen to the wind speaking the immortal words of love.
That the world's most tender confession
If true love in your heart will never change
You will see the beauty of the seven colors of the wind Your heart can draw the colors of the wind

If you did not forget
You and I met in the wind
It was inscribed in the most beautiful legend of the wind

Monday, June 27, 2011

RIP John Fales - Fales Store, Cushing, Maine

John Fales - proprietor, fisherman
Fales Store: "Dear friends and neighbors of the Cushing community,

It is with great sadness that we must inform you we will not be reopening A. S. Fales and Son, (Fales Store). We realize that this will come as sad news and a great inconvenience to those who have supported Fales Store for many years, perhaps decades, in some cases, generations

The decision to close the store was not made hastily. We have thought long and hard and have decided the day-to-day struggles associated with operating a small business in today’s economy are not viable. Fales Store will close and end with John R. Fales, the six-generation owner of A. S. Fales and Son. We are confident that John would approve of our decision.

Thank you all for the communal effort in making John’s Life Celebration such a perfect tribute. A community that can come together in this way is a very special place.

It is sad that Fales Store will not be opening but, if you take time to think about it, 182 years is quite an achievement.

Thank you all for your love and support!

Phyllis Fales and Kelly Fales"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

First sail of the season

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For Students, Unconventional Ways to Earn Course Credit - NYTimes.com

For Students, Unconventional Ways to Earn Course Credit - NYTimes.com: "Anthony Velez, 16, steered the tiller. Until this year, his main experience with the river was through the 21st story windows of his apartment in a Chelsea housing project. Cole Tallerman, 15, handled the main sail with an easy confidence honed on family trips to the British Virgin Islands. And Leo Martinez, 15, a newcomer to sailing from Brooklyn, controlled the jib.

The hull cut so steeply through the water that sitting became more like standing against a boat-shaped wall. Off the coast of New Jersey, the turn, or tack, was rough. When the boom swung, it glanced Leo in the head. He grinned and shook off the pain.

In short, it was not a typical day in math class, though Leo and Anthony were earning math credit at their school, the Manhattan Business Academy on 18th Street, for being there. “At first I only came for that,” Leo said as the boat steadied, “but now I would do this even if I wasn’t getting credit.”"

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mermaid Parade 2011

Seattle has its naked solstice bicycle ride, but that foggy city has nothing on Coney Island's Mermaid Parade  Thanks to Tugster for being there when it counted.
Mermaids

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Amorita - Herreshoff NY 30 restored after disastrous collision

Amorita

Amorita - the legendary Herreshoff New York 30 was overrun and sunk by the much larger Sumurun in 2007.  there is no explanation for the accident other than recklessness by the helmsman and skipper of Sumurun.  Amazingly the boat has been rebuilt.  See Billy Black's dramatic photos of the accident.  Check out the film - Amorita - an undying love.  And read the story of her restoration.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

HATCHET COVE - N 43 58 714, W 69 21 019

Hatchet Cove
This was Father's Day...aboard Jim Bolen's Carolina skiff, picking out a spot for a mooring in Hatchet Cove, around the point from Friendship Harbor which - with 200 lobstering licenses in town - has no room for more moorings. (click on photos to enlarge)
Jim  Bolen - Bolen Marine Services

Ram and Sand Islands

Ashbri

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Clarence Clemons, E Street Band Saxophonist, Dies at 69 - NYTimes.com

The Big Man in 2009 - note cool blue fedora
Clarence Clemons, E Street Band Saxophonist, Dies at 69 - NYTimes.com: "Clarence Clemons, the saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, whose jovial onstage manner, soul-rooted style and brotherly relationship with Mr. Springsteen made him one of rock’s most beloved sidemen, died Saturday at a hospital in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 69."

It never rains on Jeff's summer solstice party

St. George River, Thomaston, Maine photo by Jeremy Barnard

Thursday, June 16, 2011

China Puts Wind Up Elite With Recruitment of Top Skipper - NYTimes.com

China Puts Wind Up Elite With Recruitment of Top Skipper - NYTimes.com:
"BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first serious step towards establishing itself among the sailing super-powers on Friday with the announcement of a government-funded Volvo Ocean Race entry skippered by one of the world's leading helmsmen.

The world's most populous nation has previously failed to put its considerable potential into a sport regarded by many as elitist.

But Friday's launch of its Team Sanya entry in a swanky Beijing hotel, suggested it now had designs on changing all that to match its increasing economic might.

New Zealander Mike Sanderson, 40, is a former twice winner of the Volvo Ocean Race -- the sport's premier monohull offshore race -- and his recruitment is a major coup for the Chinese at the peak of his powers."

Monday, June 13, 2011

Live Blog: Riding the New East River Ferry, All Day - NYTimes.com

There's a new ferry running on the East River.  I would be surpised if they can break even.  But it may be a good tourist attraction - or romantic ride, or change of pace. Live Blog: Riding the New East River Ferry, All Day - NYTimes.com

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Security Checks on Hudson River Anger Boaters - NYTimes.com

Two years ago a police boat approached us to order me off the bow. I was wearing a life jacket, sitting on the deck of a southbound sailboat moving at 7 knots on a lovely day in June. I feel about security checks the same way Chris Christie feels about teachers' salaries: cut them drastically. I've got company.
Security Checks on Hudson River Anger Boaters - NYTimes.com: "Ten years after the terrorist attacks downriver made security checks commonplace, a tea party of sorts is brewing on the Hudson, as boaters and marine businesses complain bitterly about being stopped too often and questioned too closely by officers wearing flak jackets and holstered pistols — many of them on the lookout for terrorists.

And as boating season begins, that vigilance has become one of those vexing flashpoints, like baggage searches and airport body scans, in the shifting definition of what is normal — post-9/11 overreaction to some, and a response to real risks to others.

A petition drive among boaters has generated hundreds of signatures and scores of angry comments.

Boat clubs are mulling strategies, and the largest boating-industry group along the river, the Hudson Valley Marine Trades Association, recently wrote the Coast Guard commander in New York to protest “an incredible increase of recreational vessel boarding.”"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Tappan Zee Bridge

There are few Dutch names that survive around here - Spuyten Duyvil, Staten Island, Dyckman Street - and the Tappan Zee - a wide zee or bay 15 miles north of Manhattan.  They are painting the bridge - which requires sandblasting it first.  On a barge beneath the east tower is a set of generators and compressors that blast sand up and suck the residue down.  We took a ride there yesterday on the Alice a 1963 Dyercraft 29. (click on pix to enlarge)