Monday, November 12, 2007

Flotsam, Jetsam and Ursula.

Ok so maybe those three
can only be found together in the little mermaid.

But the real flotsam and jetsam
are usually associated with eachother.
And replacing Ursula, is lagan.
By definition, flotsam is
"1.)the wreckage of a ship or its
cargo found floating on the surface
of the sea. Usually associated wih Jetsam.
2.) Timber, etc. washed down by a stream.

Jetsam is
"Goods discarded from a ship and washed ashore;
material thrown overboard in order to lighten a vessel
(also called waveson). Usually associated with Flotsam.

Lagan is
Goods or wreckage lying on the bottom of the sea.

Basically all these are special treasures.
That some find by chance and others find
because they are on a mission.
I read a book recently called "Washed Up:
The curious journeys of Flotsam and Jetsam"
by Skye Moody.

It's a humorous and interesting tale
of what the sea can spit out,
hundreds of nike's, rubber ducks,
childrens toys, bottles, hockey gloves,
legos- you get the point.

Another part of the book that I really loved
was where she discusses ambergis

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