This collection of images of nautical tackle sets the scene and anchors
That's not my foot, but that's my camera and flash.
To differentiate between lines, sailors rely on bright colors.
I love the rust and remnants of mussel shells.
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A high school English teacher, Art Leo, once told me that descriptive detail makes a story real and memorable. I like these sailing details because they tell an anonymous story that anyone could be a part of.