No I didn't go on some world renown sailing adventure or have reverted back to some former life!
I post this picture just to make a point. Interesting photos are everywhere, you just have to always be on the lookout for them. No matter what I am doing I am always on the lookout. This was actually taken while we were waiting in the serpentine line at Disney World for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride a couple of years ago. It is all about cropping! Anyway, just an off the wall photo today...no great revelations or earth shattering insights...as if there ever are!
I am brain dead from the weekend! This is best I can do today...hope you can find some solace in the fact that you had a better weekend than I did!!!
Ok, now it is time to clear my mind and do something constructive.
I am re posting a comment left this morning from Highton-Ridley about the origin of a phrase relating to the photo...I always learn so much from you guys who visit and leave comments! Very interesting....I had no idea, but I have heard the phrase since I was a child.
"Seeing the wooden and rope monkeys reminds me of the (UK only?) saying "It's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey".
Folks in the uk snigger at this quite common phrase 'cos it sound rude.
Back in the days of voyages of discovery, when passing into very cold regions, the brass monkeys that they used to hold the cannon balls would shrink more quickly than the iron of the balls. This would result in the collapse of the canon ball stack... hence the phrase".
Thanks Mark for the insight.
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