Origins of Words and Phrases

I’ve been deluged on a daily basis with requests to return yet again to the romantic days of

The romantic days of sail

The romantic days of sail

sail for the next phrase, and I’m happy to oblige, if only to stop her from pestering me.

We’ve looked at the risks involved in sailing close to a lee shore in a previous post. Another area of nautical danger of  was the presence of rocks and sandbanks lurking just out of sight below the waterline.

Any type of hazardous situation like that could lead to a captain, either through bad luck or bad judgement, finding himself in the embarrassing position of his ship having been left…







High and Dry!


About ramblesofawriter

Writer, thinker, tea drinker.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Origins of Words and Phrases

  1. chloefb says:

    I am sick of these unfounded accusations of pestering. If you’d TOLD me you’d block my phone number after the 300th call I wouldn’t have come and camped in your front garden to find out where you were. I tell you, some writers don’t deserve the loyalty of their fans.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s