Saturday, 24 December 2011

Storm Warning

A Perfect Storm
THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN ALL AREAS EXCEPT FINISTERRE
Because Finisterre has been renamed Fitzroy
To please the Spanish
Although Finisterre sounds
More Latin than Español
And Fitzroy sounds like a leather bar

LOW 100 MILES WEST OF ROCKALL 946 EXPECTED FAIR ISLE 949
The haddock boats will be battening down the hatches
Rockall is where most of the haddock in fish suppers is caught
Melanogrammus aeglefinus is known as Églefin to the French
and Eglefino to the Spanish
It has a distinctive black medial line on its flanks
To distinguish it from the pollock
( or colin as it has been renamed by Sainsbury's
to avoid any testicular confusion )
Which sports a white line on a black background

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER
ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY HIGH LATER
I think this refers to the sea condition
Although maybe the seafarers too

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT
ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH,
OCCASIONALLY HIGH LATER
OCCASIONALLY POOR
The story of my life

FITZROY SOLE LUNDY FASTNET
SOUTH GALE 8 TO STORM 10, VEERING SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8
Veering means turning clockwise
It is the opposite of backing
Fastnet is a speck of rock used as
The target of the Fastnet yacht race
From Cowes to Plymouth
The name is from the Norse Hvasttnett
Which means Sharp-tooth
Say what you see Norsemen !!

SHANNON
HIGH OR VERY HIGH, OCCASIONALLY PHENOMENAL
Ahhh Shannon
Mein Irisch Kind, wo weilest du?

M'uishe rinne me me don amada

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