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Old 18-02-2010, 22:06   #1
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Bio of Jacques Cousteau by Brad Matsen.
This looks like it would be a nice read.
What is it about the French and the ocean (I mean that is the most respectful way!)?
Moitessier, Joyon etc. etc. etc. A relationship that often seems so poetical and passionate.
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The people from many countries have some affinity with the sea, so its not exclusivly French. It also helps to have a long coastline and colonial/mercantile past
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The people from many countries have some affinity with the sea, so its not exclusivly French. It also helps to have a long coastline and colonial/mercantile past
Also helps to be a good writer..Brits are too worried about "Looking Gay"... so go for the 'Stiff Upper Lip Understatement'.... lmao.
Even most of the women are bad writers on their experiences...
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I think that was the case once Phil, but limp wristedness is all the rage now and protected by law.
The Beeb have made some excellent maritime documentaries over the last 38 years, starting with Attenboroughs The world about us. Occasionally see some good German ones on the sat channels too.
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Well, I guess we all came from the sea! I too think that the french people are very much "of the sea." But so are the English, Danes, Aussies, Chinese, Nigerians, Brazilians, etc. There is something about the french though! That certain Je Ne sais Quos!
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I think that was the case once Phil, but limp wristedness is all the rage now and protected by law.
The Beeb have made some excellent maritime documentaries over the last 38 years, starting with Attenboroughs The world about us. Occasionally see some good German ones on the sat channels too.
Yaar Anjou.... but thought we were talking books.... the French turn out a much better maritime read... can't afford mid-ocean TV, tho' I do agree the documentaries were great...
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