Category: Leisure, travel & sport

inc. pasttimes, not puzzles or tricks

Laura Dekker – tragedy of the commons

This is one of the saddest posts I’ve had to write. Many of you will remember Laura Dekker and her youngest person around the world voyage in her boat called Guppy: http://www.nourishingobscurity.com/?s=laura+dekker You also know of my scathing opinion of…

Russian plane intercepts American

From Sackerson: On Nov. 5, 2018, a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27. This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the SU-27 conducting a high speed…

The slapper and the gigolo

Though your humble blogger is supposed to take as he finds, nevertheless, he’s a bit reticent badmouthing something put up by Dearieme, whose Sunday evening jazzposts are both desired and welcome. And this criticism is not of the music at…

The square sail

Less than perfect attention to my history lessons and the same at Jorvik Museum meant that my concept of Viking ships was Leif Erikson, skulls, horns and boats which were pointy at both ends, plus they had colourful square sails.…