Out on the quarter deck and walking about, There's the second mate so steady and so stout;
What he is a-thinking of he doesn't know himself - We wish that he would hurry up and strike, strike the bell.
The Nautical Geek
MERCATOR PROJECTION, SCALE 1:40,000
SOUNDINGS IN FEET
AT MEAN LOWER LOW WATER
NORTH AMERICAN 1927 DATUM
Time provided by the U.S. Naval Observatory
Welcome to my pages dedicated to "hard-to-classify boating stuff". I hope to
(eventually) cover subjects like piloting, coastal navigation,
maritime tradition, etc.
For now, though, you'll have to settle for the unorganized ramblings you see here.
Strike the bell, second mate, let us go below; Look well to wind'ard, you can see it's going to blow.
Look at the glass, you can see that it has fell - We wish that you would hurry up and strike, strike the bell.