Lines, cleats, knots, docks vs floats, piers, pilings, starboard, port, nav rules, buoys, splice, waterways, deep water, charts, pfds, and on and on and on. There is a completely language to know by the sea.
Thank the seagulls for the shells on the float. (They do add interest to the photograph.)
Don’t call a line a rope or you will show your landlubber status. So when is it ok for it to be a rope?
Since when is Port not something for sipping?
You must also not assume that the Captain’s mate is his/her spouse or significant other.
Thank goodness for cleats when you don’t know how to properly tie sailors’ knots. A clove hitch, cleat hitch, half hitch, bowline, and all those “bend” ones – you need a book for knots alone.
Boating time is near; brush up on your nautical vocabulary. Especially, remember your PFD – that’s a life jacket or Personal Flotation Device if you need a translation. (Not a PDF computer file; you won’t need that.)
I’ll stick with taking photos of lines and knots.
This is a cleat if you missed that day in nautical school – not a hook. The line is spliced and looped on the cleat.
How am I doing so far?