About, or coming about, is a nautical term meaning ‘to turn into the wind’, or tack, and head-off in a different direction. It is a sailing manoeuver requiring a certain level of skill, as shackles and line shake, the boom crosses the deck, sheets need trimming, and a new course requires setting.
Many of life’s most interesting developments ashore also occur due to tacking, or change, because with it come new opportunities. The new skills learned always bring you closer to your goals, so when you come back to your favorites, what were once barriers have since disappeared.
Another result is interruptions with the previous world, the one before the tack. So for my part, please excuse delays for long periods spent at sea, where I escape the net. I’ll attempt to make posts up to the 8th, and then watch. Do excuse me if I seem flippant, like the whales.
So, ’till later, here’s the beginning of a new site of pictures, about the irresistible attraction of the sea, the intoxicating life on islands, and the vessels in which we sail.