Welcome to maritimemaunder.blogger.com.
Here we will be putting up articles, historical and current, of interest to the maritime world, as well as of general historical significance to anyone. But first, let’s have an English lesson!
From the Oxford English Dictionary: MARITIME: Adj. 1. living or found near the sea. 2. Of a fighting force: intended for service at sea. 3. Connected with the sea in relation to navigation, commerce, etc. 4. Of, pertaining to, arising from, or existing in the sea.
MAUNDER: v. 1. grumble, mutter, growl. 2.Move or act in a dreamy, idle, or inconsequential manner, dawdle. Fritter away (one’s time, life. etc.) 3. Say something in a dreamy and rambling manner.
OK? got the idea? Now you should have some inkling of where this blog is going. Mostly inconsequential but, hopefully, often of interest to those of us who have an fondness for the sea, things nautical, old stuff, and historical happenings. I might also recommend books to read and enjoy. That’s for now. I reserve the right to add, delete, multiply, divide, bend, staple, fold, spindle, or otherwise mutilate anything contained herein!
I hope you will check in from time to time and see what pithy (no, I don’t have a lisp!) remarks I might add – always with a focus on things maritime.
Fair Winds! Old Salt