Sailors can tie you in knots

Posted on June 7, 2010


Wherever she goes, Babs has an eye for colors and shapes. She writes:  Those sailors in Elk Rapids sure do know how to make pretty knots with their lines. I think this one belongs to the Trimbles. Fred is a pretty good sailor. A ride in his sail boat is a real treat.

I am completely mystified by knots.  I wear slip-on shoes so I don’t have to deal with laces.  Not only do I not know how to tie knots, but I do not understand their use in measuring distance.  I am deeply impressed by the fancy things sailors do with them.

Terry Wooten tells a hilarious story about the time he was practicing Boy Scout knots.  I am not going to spoil it for you in the least.  You should come to Stone Circle and ask him about it.

Every week photographer Babs Young captures moments in northern Michigan, and every week she sends one to Torch Lake Views just for you. You can find more of her photos at the Babs Young Photo Archives and on her Blue Heaven Flickr photostream.