Tagged Sea Stories

The MV Lyubov Orlava

A rotten rusting hulk losing its balky battle twixt water, air and iron plate drawn day by day ever closer toward the briny deep. The string quartet plays a mournful tune echoing around the listing listless ship, broken furniture and shards of glass litter the wretched cabaret lounge. The swimming pool rocks and rolls with stinking green Adams ale, cabins are cold dark desolate rat holes. The cruise to nowhere never ending drifting, lost forever to the eyes of man. From the maelstrom of Antarctica to peace in a Newfoundland harbour tethered to a quiet dock awaiting annihilation at the hands…

Fe, Esperanza Y Caridad

The Esperanza lay in her berth in the old, picturesque fishing port of Fornells. Situated on the wild and rugged north coast of Menorca. A beautiful sand coloured rocky island rising out of the crystal blue Mediterranean. The Esperanza was a beautiful boat painted white and blue, rocking gently with ropes and cables knocking against her tall white mast. No one quite remembered when she had arrived or who had been on-board. Some of the oldest residents in town remembered an old fisherman called Jose who could be seen painting and maintaining the boat for many years. He had not been seen in recent times and…

Coral Beach

Jack Jameson had wanted to visit Coral Beach for years, he was widely travelled but had never visited the rugged and remote north coast of Scotland before. This was the chance he had been waiting for, a two-year posting to a nuclear research facility at Anstrachon on a wild northern headland. He had been working in the field of nuclear fusion physics since he left university and loved it but stayed sane by spending every spare hour out of the laboratory walking, swimming, cycling. Pretty much anything that would take him outdoors. He was so looking forward to his time at this facility. He was delighted…

The Sea My Dog and Me

I was once knew a dog called Ben, he was the first dog that came to live with me. Pretty much the first living creature I had ever been responsible for. I wasn’t the perfect owner, I wish I knew then what I know now. I did love that dog though, he was amazing a lifelong friend to me. For all of his sixteen years. He was strong, independent, filled with fun and love. He changed my outlook on life and started me on a journey that is still continuing. Since him I have always shared my life with animals as well as…