Anchors Part 3

The anchor is symbol with many different meanings..

Stability: it represents the stable part of the human being.

“People with high emotional stability have greater control over their emotions and are not easily affected by life’s problems or setbacks. Their feelings are more stable, they have a realistic approach to life. They are also patient, calm, persevering, and trustworthy. This emotional stability can be compared to the calm waters of the sea, as opposed to storms and strong waves. No doubt the anchor will allow us to reach those calm waters, and stay in them.

Emotionally mature and stable people have an excellent ability to manage their emotions and plan their lives. They can resist their impulses, and function in a flexible, yet controlled manner. They know how to face reality without fleeing it, as the anchor confronts the storm yet remains stable and firm.

The anchor is sometimes shaken hard by the tides. But even if it moves because of this, it soon regains its stability and keeps the boat from moving away from where it is safe.”

-Pablo Barrantes

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Anchors Part 2

More nautical lore from High Seas:

The anchor is symbol with many different meanings..

Relationships: a strong, deep, resistant and invincible bond

Over time, the anchor has become the symbol of love, providing a stable life for couples. In their representations, this object often takes on the meaning of loyalty. The anchor is firmly tied to the bottom of the sea and gives the ship stability. The same security which two people who love each other discover each day in their relationship.

In many cultures, this object also symbolises the connection between masculine and feminine. It represents the upper part of the male sign and the lower part of the female sign.

“I have but one anchor in my life and that is my love.” — Debasish Mridha

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Anchors Part One

Some nautical lore from High Seas.

The anchor is symbol with many different meanings:

Hope: support against the complications that life presents.

“Hope holds you fast like an anchor so you don’t give way.”

― Philip Pullman

“If we think about what hope actually is, it is nothing more than a state of optimistic mood in which our objective or aspiration seems likely to happen. Thus, hope presupposes confidence in achieving what we set out to make and desire. It is how an anchor works on a ship. Sailors set a course and an objective, the shipwreck is the greatest of concerns, but the anchor strengthens confidence and gives tranquility and hope.”

Pablo Barrantes

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The Life Aquatic

Today I thought I’d share with you a few thoughts on my all time favorite movie ‘The Life Aquatic’. A film from Wes Anderson full of whimsy, humor and all things nautical.

The cast is seriously impressive: Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe to name a few and all deliver perfection in their roles.

The concept is loosely based around the life of the famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and has many references to him including the signature red beanie that the cast all wear.

Part of the charm of the film is the regular scenes where one of the crew sings acoustic versions of David Bowie songs in Portuguese and the quirky minimalist film score by Mark Mothersbaugh, one of the founding members of the band Devo.

If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson films this one of his best, I highly recommend taking the time to discover this film.

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Wishing you all smooth sailing and safe harbor.


A Lovable New Design

This is a favorite for us and speaks to the more playful side of the High Seas brand.

The High Seas Clothing online store has a whole new look and now features free shipping on all designs.

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And I present; a little something for all those who followed my poetry so faithfully for so long..

A nautical poem to tide you over until I pick up the pen once more…


I started early, took my dog,
And visited the sea;
The mermaids in the basement
Came out to look at me.

And frigates in the upper floor
Extended hempen hands,
Presuming me to be a mouse
Aground, upon the sands.

But no man moved me till the tide
Went past my simple shoe,
And past my apron and my belt,
And past my bodice too,

And made as he would eat me up
As wholly as a dew
Upon a dandelion’s sleeve –
And then I started too.

And he – he followed close behind;
I felt his silver heel
Upon my ankle, – then my shoes
Would overflow with pearl.

Until we met the solid town,
No man he seemed to know;
And bowing with a mighty look
At me, the sea withdrew.

Jacques Cousteau

Another inspirational maritime quote. Jacques Cousteau was the inspiration for my all time favorite film ‘The Life Aquatic’ and was an amazing person who moved mountains for marine conservation and oceanography.

The Cousteau Society, founded in 1973 has more than 50,000 members worldwide and his films have received three Oscars.

He was what us Aussies would call ‘A top bloke’.

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A Ship In Harbor

This quote is surely a call to action to get out of your comfort zone and make life an adventure. To me it resonates with a mindset of avoiding mediocrity, to set sail is to leave the work, eat, watch TV, repeat lifestyle and do something truly meaningful. Wishing you all smooth seas and skillful sailing and a life less ordinary for all those brave enough to chase it.

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A Realist Adjusts The Sails..

Thanks to all who have followed my poetry for the last year, I am now focusing on a nautical themed clothing brand using some of the same themes as my writing.

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Mark Twain

A wonderful quote from Mark Twain sharing some wisdom of the sea..

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Sailors Song

We’re endeavoring to continue adding new designs to the High Seas Clothing range, this is a personal favorite for all those lost at sea.

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