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follow the sea

To be a sailor; to live a sailor's life. I always assumed that I would follow the sea, like all of the men in my family, but I just didn't have the constitution for that life.
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Merchant ships are but extension bridges; armed ones but floating forts; even pirates and privateers, though following the sea as highwaymen the road, they but plunder other ships, other fragments of the land like themselves, without seeking to draw their living from the bottomless deep itself.
They were generally poverty-stricken; always plebeian and obscure; working with unsuccessful diligence at handicrafts; laboring on the wharves, or following the sea, as sailors before the mast; living here and there about the town, in hired tenements, and coming finally to the almshouse as the natural home of their old age.
It was a time of wonder, a time to wander, With dreams to spare, and dreams to squander, Chasing the night stars, following the sea, With never a thought of what would be, A world of my tomorrows, filled with music and laughter, Never counting the cost, and what might come after, How good the days, and sweet the nights, Nature's bounty to the young, the friendships made, Kisses shared, and every love song sung, So you took those times, with all its dreams, Though you knew they may be fleeting, And lived for the day, to pay back tomorrow, Or with luck, at our very last meeting.
The release of the collision videos came following the Sea Shepherd's accusations against the Japanese whaling ships of launching attacks on Bob Barker and Steve Irwin, both vessels in the Southern Whale Sanctuary on Feb 1.
Zertal's archaeological finds and his hypothesis regarding Haroshet ha-Goyyim (discussed below) are set forth in his recent book, Sodo shel Sisera: Massa be-ikvot Goyyei ha-Yam ve-Shirat Devorah ["Sisera's Secret: A Journey following the Sea Peoples and the Song of Deborah"] (Tel Aviv: Dvir, 2010).
While China is not alone in persuading qualified citizens to return home--Indians are increasingly following the sea turtles' example--the Middle Kingdom has approached the issue most aggressively.
The ship was scheduled to be handed over to India in December following the sea trials.
Sian Cooke with sons James, 2, William, 6, and mother Diana Roberts are among those protesting about the proposed route following the sea wall on Rhoscolyn Beach Picture: JEFF PITT
Kan said he agreed with Wen to "resume high-level political exchanges" suspended following the sea incident.
It was significant, said the judge, that the port authority had reviewed its grading, training and examination of pilots following the Sea Empress grounding.
Following the sea lions' arrival, PIER 39 partnered with The Marine Mammal Center, initiating an educational program to teach visitors about marine mammals.
The importance of Carmarthen Bay to scoters was first recognised in surveys following the Sea Empress oil disaster.
WTB:Quango: Wales Tourist Board High: Managing to mitigate and reverse the decline in visitor numbers following the Sea Empress disaster off the Pembrokeshire coast - an accident that could have wrecked our tourist industry for decades Low: Being abolishedFuture: Doubts exist about whether, under the Assembly Government's direct control, it will be possible to devise imaginative ways to increase visitor numbers and portray Wales as a world-class destination Will it be missed?
Following the Sea Empress disaster of February 1996 when more than 72,000 tonnes of oil spilled into the waters off the Pembrokeshire coast, and a near miss on Christmas Eve 1999 when the 1,500-tonne Blackfriars had to be hauled off a Pembrokeshire beach by a lifeboat, there have been increasing calls for emergency tug cover in the area.