Anchors and Sails

posted Feb 21, 2019, 4:05 PM by David Alan Binder

Anchors and Sails


I really enjoy seeing a ship under sail, fully rigged, the old time type that does not use engines or other power, just wind.


Here is a picture from the San Diego Tribune that captured a moment when one was in the harbor.  It is the Portuguese Sagres:


Here is more details about it from Sail Training International dot Org:


I mention these type of ships since the use both sails and anchors.  Conventionally at that time it was the only source of power and the only source of brakes or stopping. 


Both used at the right times made a difference in navigation and circumventing hazards and making it out on the ocean.


The ocean was a vast, scary and potentially dangerous place and had to be sailed correctly and through storms and other deadly hazards.


You, Dear Writers and Dear Readers, will find many sails and anchors in your life.


You may not realize it but if someone for instance, stops your book in a process, it may be of great benefit.  Especially, if you were about to go onto the reef of coral (say, misspellings, grammar errors, or plot holes).  That person did you a favor.


However, if someone green lights your progress (gives you sails) without the proper checks and correction, your ship still may run aground in spite of the wind at your back and full sails.


Proper place at the proper time.


Let me help you sail your article, novel or story into a safe and fruitful harbor of success.


A Think Piece by David Alan Binder