JMW Turner’s paintings can sometimes seem a bit theatrical – well, I suppose it helped sell his pictures – but as this YouTube shows, the sea really /can/ be the way he depicted it.
My thanks to author, campaigner and kipper magnate Mike Smylie for passing this one along.
One thing though… If you’ve ever wondered what Val Doonican’s 1960s hit might have sounded like in Icelandic, turn your speakers up. If not, it might be wise to turn them down…
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So now it’s reef and reif, me boys
With the Canvas frozen hard
and this mountain pass every Mother’s son
on a ninety foot topsail yard
nevermind about boots and oilskins
but holler or you’ll be damned
But there blows some cold nor’westers
on the Banks of ICERLAND.