"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

All At Sea: Into The Maelstrom…


Braving the sea’s boiling waters to feed his family.



Picture taken on Payyambalam beach Kannur in Kerala

Despite being familiar with both pieces of music for many years, I have only just noticed the similarities between the opening of the storm interlude In Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes” and Leonard Bernstein’s “A boy like that” from Westside Story.

2 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    I hope he caught something!

    September 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    • I think he was just setting the fishing-line and would plan on returning later to reel in any catch.

      September 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

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