My Lubba Line

Author: Margot Ferris, Groton School

Sofia and Vuk taking shots of the sun

Sofia and Vuk taking shots of the sun

Ship's Log

Lat and Long
19 25.82' N x 82 15.82' W

Ship Speed

Taffrail Log
1966 Broad reaching on a starboard tack under the mainstaysil and the jib. c/o 310 psc. Winds ExS force 3. Seas ESE 3ft.

Western Caribbean

Souls on Board

Happy Birthday Bird!!! Today was Birds Birthday, and what a birday it was!

The Moon

The Moon

Here is the beginnings of a love song/poem I wrote on dawn watch to the lubber line:

Why won't you move
my lubba line,
my lubba line
All I can do is wait for you
Its half past two,
the moon is blue and so are you

For mile we sailed upon the ocean blue
for days and days we'd shoot the moon
and bring the sun into the blue
my lubba line
my lubba line

My Dorado, me and you, we're two and two I'll follow you were whales sing eerie tunes will you be true?
I'll sing to you
my lubba line
my lubba line
All I can do is follow you

The Moon

The Moon

Shoutout to Gisela for helping with lyrics ?. Oh dear, it would appear we've turned the engine on again. The bench I'm sitting on is shaking!

P.S. To the fam I hope everyone is doing well, miss you lots especially the puppies and kitties. Granny, my Sargassum research is going swimmingly, and I hope there are lambs to bottle feed when I see you next!!!

Lots and pots of love,

Margot Ferris

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  1. Anonymous March 17, 2022 at 10:41 - Reply

    From Sil’s Granny and Een – We want to thank you all for your most entertaining blogs. – we too have been watching the waxing gibbous. We’re enjoying so much our armchair voyage with you. And to Sil – your surf board awaits you in our loft – I think the waves at Biarritz will seem very tame to you now! Lots of love and kisses!!

  2. Anonymous March 19, 2022 at 16:02 - Reply

    Inspired by “My Lubba Line” and
    “The Owl and The Pussy Cat”.

    Margot, mouse three, went out to the sea
    In a beautiful Brigantine,
    She took some honey, and not any money,
    Wrapped up in a sun bleached tee.
    Mouse three looked up to the stars,
    And sang to a small guitar.
    O lovely Watch C, O Watch C my love,
    What a beautiful Watch you are,
    You are,
    You are!
    What a beautiful Watch C you are!

    Watch C said to Mouse three, “you elegant AO!
    You are charmingly sweet and carefree!
    But it’s 0100! O dear, we have blundered:
    O where are my foulies? cried C?
    They sailed away for six weeks and a day,
    To the sea where the Sargasso grows
    And there in nuit noir, sparklin’ dolphins surround ‘em
    ‘Til the fingers of dawn arose,
    ‘Til the fingers of dawn arose.

    “Dear Watch C, can you sing Matilda, a shanty
    Or such?” Said Margot, “I will.”
    So off they set -the mainstays’ls and jib
    Of course the ole’ Neutsie as well.
    They dined on cheese grits, and melons and bits,
    Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
    And hand in hand, beyond the end of the of the land,
    They danced by the light of the moon,
    The moon,
    The moon,
    They danced by the light of the moon.

    From Margot’s mother and sisters
    Sending lots and pots of love!!! xoxoxo

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