©Colossal Octopus, Pierre Denys de Montfort, 1810 The Kraken is a legendary sea monster of colossal size that is said to dwell off the coasts of Northern Europe. The English word kraken comes most probably from the Norwegian and Swedish word Krake and designates an unhealthy animal or something twisted. In modern German, Krake means octopus. Sightings of giant squids in the […]Read more "(11) Release the Kraken…"
©Marcos Delgado This picture was taken in June 2016 during a conveying passage between northeast Sardinia’s Madalena islands and the island of Procida, in the north of the Naple’s bay in Italy. We had been quietly sailing under rear wind for most part of the day when the wind dropped at dusk. Heavy clouds stood […]Read more "(10) L’Etranger…"
©Unknown This picture comes from googling humpback whale on the web. I have flipped horizontally the original picture. I find it a wonderful shot. Taken in an inverted way from the depth and looking towards the sea surface, it captures a humpback whale (I believe…) navigating majestically in clear ocean waters traversed by sunlight rays […]Read more "(09) the humpback whale…"
©Tara expeditions / J. Fidzgerald This picture comes from googling Tara expeditions on the web. I have just enhanced contrast for a better view on our website. The picture shows Tara sailboat peacefully cruising on quiet icy waters under sails. The boat is one of the most interesting boats sailing today. Not only because of […]Read more "(08) the black swan…"
hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger… ©Meta chantier naval This picture comes from Meta-chantier-naval.fr. I have just enhanced colors and contrast for a better view on our website. The picture shows one of their trollers navigating through polar icy waters. We find the works of Meta chantier naval […]Read more "(07) Men wanted…"
©Unknown I found this picture after googling Joshua Slocum. My reading of “Sailing alone around the world”, Joshua’s writing after his all around the world navigation in the Spray, was a fantastic discovery and very soon it appeared to me that the adoption of the name of such a brave man for my dream of building […]Read more "(06) from Slocum to Saint-Exupéry…"
©Pete Ryan This picture comes from googling wooden sailboat on the web. I have enhanced the colors of the original photo and cropped a little bit on the top and the bottom to adapt it to our website. The picture represents the wreckage of a small scale single mast wooden sailboat in what looks like […]Read more "(05) spoil nature, you must not…"
©Marcos Delgado This picture was taken in the old port of Bastia in northeast of Corsica although it might have been taken in any marina today. A mixture of sail and motor boats of all kinds and the reflection of their masts into the quite waters of the port.Read more "(04) marinas today…"
Back in time, sailing was a means of transportation both for people, animals and goods. After Columbus discovery in 1492, it became the only possible connection between the old and new continents playing a major role both in the colonization process of North, Central and South America and the supply of precious materials and other […]Read more "(03) the sailing adventure…"
©Unknown This picture comes from googling wooden sailboat construction on the web. I have flipped horizontally the original picture, enhanced the colors and cropped it on the top and the bottom to adapt it to our website. The picture represents a medium scale two-mast wooden classic sailboat like many of us have in their living […]Read more "(02) masts, sails, ropes…"