Quadrille 10 – Breeze

Mirror Dinghies racing, image from Ullman Sails

Flat calm and no-one’s going anywhere
First ripple in the glass, we start to hope
The shadow of a squall stains the surface
A boom swings out, sails  fill, haul on ropes.
The gunwales dip and we are flying on the breeze.


44 words for dverse Monday Quadrille

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23 Responses to Quadrille 10 – Breeze

  1. othermary says:

    I really like your images of the way the wind affects the surface of the water. How lovely, to be sailing with a good wind.

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  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    You bring it all to life.

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  3. colonialist says:

    Very good – except that a glance from a yachtsman tells that it isn’t a flat calm and the Mirrors are making reasonably fast progress! Full sails, bone in teeth, rudder wash and wakes all confirm that.

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  4. I’m not a fan of yachts on the water or in the harbour – such a messy sight )


  5. Bryan Ens says:

    I’ve only had the chance to be on a sailboat once…but it was dead-calm that day too…fortunately this boat was also equipped with a motor. So while I was on a sail-boat, the sails weren’t even unfurled…maybe someday…

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  6. A breeze of hope for those “flat calm” going nowhere times. The weather always changes. 🙂

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  7. I’d prefer flat calm – I get seasick! An engaging response though 🙂

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  8. whimsygizmo says:

    “first ripple in the glass” = WONDERFUL.

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  9. Grace says:

    I am flying away with you Viv ~

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  10. Misky says:

    I can almost hear the sails snap.

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  11. lillian says:

    Come fly with me — skim those ripples — I’m right there waiting and catching the breeze! 🙂

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  12. jillys2016 says:

    Nothing like images of the water to catch the souls of your readers. Such a breezy take on the prompt! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  13. This brings me back to those days I was waiting for a breeze to fill the sails… I had a dinghy once, but I got tired of waiting for the breeze and switched to a kayak…

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  14. MarinaSofia says:

    You cerntainly seem to know your sailing vocabulary – I only know it from books, like Swallows and Amazons. But, yes, not quite sailing weather here for the past week or so…

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  15. restlessjo says:

    Happy memories for you 🙂 🙂 Is it as grim over there as I imagine? I’ve been trying to watch the French Open! Maybe today? Cold and windy here but it’s 1st June tomorrow. Summer guaranteed. Ha! 🙂

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