At the weekend I went to see Portland Bill. Disappointed to see he was just a promentory and not an old sage, my attention was diverted by the storm-force Westerly making it hard to stand. On the horizon I spotted a large boat heading into the storm…
There’s a freighter
on the horizon,
a brisk Westerly,
off the coast of Portland
(Dorset, not Oregon or Maine).
The wind is gusting,
and still the ship,
floats gently by.
We on the shore,
lean into the wind
just to stand up straight,
while spray and wind tears
our ruddy-red faces!
Up on deck,
the hardy sailors,
sing an old sea shanty,
as they go about their,
“If I were a sailor on a very large boat,
I’d go ‘Ooh and Ahh and floaty float!’
And if by chance the ship went down,
I’d be far too fat to ever drown!
So ahoy me hearty’s and shiver me timbers,
We’re headed for port and up we limbers!”
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The Baldock Boot Sale is now closed for the winter
returning for the twenty-second season on April 26th 2014
With more FREE parking and billions of bargains!