Saturday, August 26, 2006
# Posted 7:31 AM by Patrick Belton
From Jottings for the Young Sailor, by L.F. Callingham, London: Wilkinson Bros at the Ship Press, 2nd ed., 1942.The Italians are the best at coffee (or so they tell us). Where me beans. (1) opinions -- Add your opinion
Orwell buffs may also enjoy 'In Defence of English Cooking'. c.f., for example, 'It is not a law of nature that every restaurant in England should be either foreign or bad'.Post a Comment
Another fancier of Callingham's forgotten jewel, the secretary general of the international maritime organisation, in his 1999 Lloyd's Register lecture quoted this titbit: 'Perhaps the worst plight for a vessel is to be caught in a gale on a lee shore. In this connection the following rules should be observed: 1. Never allow your vessel to be found in such a predicament.'