Ships

Submitted by norma snockers

Saturday, 28 March 2009

A ship is called "she" because there is always a great deal of bustle about her.

There is usually a gang of men about; she has a waist and stays; it takes a lot of paint to keep her looking good; it is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep; she can be all decked out; it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly, and without a man at the helm, she is absolutely uncontrollable.

She shows her topsides, hides her bottom and, when coming into port, always heads for the buoys.

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