Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Cowes Week

Cowes Week
is a regatta extravaganza,
a maritime bonanza
a celebration of sailing and culture
don your yellow wellies and souwester
for this annual sailing fiesta.

Captain Mick is there,
on his motor cruiser Phoenix 1,
she's a beauty at 36ft long,
the cannon fires,
the race begins,
all entrants intend to win.

The Fastnet Tragedy
is front of mind this week,
40 years on
the memory of the lost is still strong
15 sailors lost their lives,
75 battered boats capsized.
a trial of seamanship,
demanding grit and sailing spirit.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Cycling in the Forest

We're going cycling in the Forest
yeah we are - honest
without a bike
we'd be hiking
we'll be trying trikes & bikes
& quads & stuff
we can't get enough - honest
if it's exciting
we'll return
which might be recycling
as we're speeding along (like Geraint Thomas)
we won't hit a tree - honest