The origin of Messing About In Sailboats

  • The original quote is from Kenneth Grahame's Wind In the Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

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September 12, 2006



Although New Mexico is far from the reach of hurricanes, my childhood on the Gulf coast taught me proper respect for them. I would marvel at the seeming randomness and unpredictability of their devastation.

Though I occasionally sail on the coast, I've never been caught in anything too scary, and most days I only have to worry about mountain lake weather with unreliable winds and the occasional thunderstorm.

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