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Missing the Demeter’s log for 1 August, “Two days of fog…”

Here is a photo of a fully-rigged schooner in fog, to go with that:

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“Lord, help us!…

In our more secular times, we may have lost the emotional impact of this statement. This phrase could be restated as, “Things are going very badly and I feel powerless”. There is doubtless a pious intent, but to feel its intensity of it today, I think we might have to substitute one or more obscenities. Since I want to continue to post on Draculablog, I’ll leave it to the reader to think about which current expressions might be the best fit.

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“Mate says we must be past Straits of Dover, as in a moment of fog lifting he saw North Foreland…”

The lighthouse looks almost the same today as it did in 1887. It was the last lighthouse in the UK to be automated, in 1998. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/222046.stm

Nice 10-minute BBC-2 piece on the North Foreland lighthouse: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SqzwwyGAGX8

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