Random Thought...  

travelingintexas 41M
3/9/2006 1:07 pm
Random Thought...

I was reading [blog sailorcouple] and they made a reference to something I knew but had not considered in this context.

"In irons"– When a boat is in irons it is pointing into the wind, or is too close to the wind to make headway. In other words, it's stopped, dead in the water or sailing backwards. This can happen with an unsuccessful attempt to come about.

It is what it is…

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
3/9/2006 1:41 pm

mmmmmmmmmm...and how could a person be like this in a framework ?
...in life...could we be as one pointing into the wind or too close
to the wind to make headway in life? stopped dead in the water
and or sailing backwards like the ship? sometimes the lessons and or triggers for answers come in interesting ways
going to read now... {=}

It definitely is what it is.... always.

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

TTigerAtty 62M

3/9/2006 1:43 pm

I like the pic, Trav. Hey, if you're into the big sailing ships, go see "The New World", a movie about the romance of Captain John Smith and Pocohontas and the first English settlement at Jamestown. A little slow and no sex. Historically accurate? I don't know.

Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
3/9/2006 2:52 pm


I make my own wind!

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
3/9/2006 4:30 pm

Leave it to Kaliedascope61 to, intentionally or otherwise, bring it into perspective.

I could get real deep on this one, but I'll spare ya. For now.

PS: Now I'm gonna have Bob Seger on the brain

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

mm0206 69F
7767 posts
3/9/2006 4:45 pm

Is this a metaphor for where you think your life is.
in another metaphor..........
You make the wind for your own sails,Trav..

Just be careful and dont blow up a storm,
especially one you cant ride out.


_Safira 53F
11260 posts
3/9/2006 7:57 pm

... and isn't what it isn't.

This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

RECOMMENDED READING: A F F ... The Only Site For Me?

lifeisablast333 54M

3/9/2006 10:06 pm

sho nuff is......the redneck

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
3/9/2006 11:19 pm

No, on second thought, I'm not gonna spare you. Consider yourself warned.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
3/9/2006 11:20 pm

you landlubbers! sheesh...

The solution is to just back up the jib. Sheet in the jib on the windward side so it catches the wind and pushes the bow away from it. Once you've moved away, sheet the jib in on the leeward side....presto! all is right with the world & the wind.

just back up the jib dude...you have to get out of the wind in order to catch it.... makes perfect sense

sj * who is old enuff to have dated popeye ...before Olive *

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
3/9/2006 11:32 pm

Ahh... Trav you are a smart man

rm_4yousexyeyes 105F
307 posts
3/10/2006 6:28 am

You may be listed, you may need to advertise, you may want to volunteer.

AmberSolaire 42M

3/10/2006 8:45 am

My advice to you good sir is to carry oars so the wind doesnt matter and you can get to your destination at your own pace under your own steam regardless of outside factors...

Hey Ive got an idea of what you can do with all the knickers from your successful panty raid season.What say you to National Bloglands Pants On Your Head Day

Hope things dont go too nautical


rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
3/10/2006 9:28 am

More time on your hands this weekend since the girls
are doing the diva thing, Trav? Go read
[post 263871]
and then you can tell me what you love

Goddess wants to know what you love the best

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

rm_coathanger1 48M
859 posts
3/10/2006 1:03 pm

Professor Trav, I had no idea I was gonna learn someting visiting your blog. Thanks

im_curious_4u 50M

3/10/2006 5:39 pm

See this is why I have a motor on my boat. No jibs to jibe or keel hauling to, to...what the hell ever you do with those. I just turn the key and vroom, vroom.

TravelinsAuntPat 50F

3/10/2006 9:14 pm

It is ok Trav we had a motor on our boat to but if you remember the last time we took you to the lake the battery went dead and we had to crank it by the rope muhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.......

Love Ya Auntie Pat

tillerbabe 56F

3/10/2006 9:43 pm

Mercury is in retrograde.....

blondebabyboo3 44F
74 posts
3/11/2006 4:59 am

Great work Trav! Makes ya stop and think.

pleasureyourclit 66M
836 posts
3/11/2006 8:57 am

I have agree with blondebaby ... does make one think!

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
3/11/2006 4:22 pm

face your fears, accept your war, it is what it is........sorry, everytime I read that I get that song stuck in my head.

oldman1776 78M
3164 posts
3/12/2006 10:38 am

Going straight into the wind may not be the best way to reach you destination.

aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
3/12/2006 12:08 pm

They also have to do this in order to raise the sails.

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