Chandlery November 2008 Issue

Best 2009 Sailing Calendars

Calendars offer daily insights, trivia, and inspiration.

For countless centuries, the sea has been inspiration and teacher for those who feel its pull—sailors and fishermen, poets and artists. The following collection offers something that will appeal to every sea lover—especially those who have run out of holiday gift ideas. "Sailors’ Wisdom, Day by Day." The photographs in this glossy, hardbound book are selected from Philip Plisson’s 25 years of marine photography, and capture the ocean in its many moods and roles. Inspirational quotes and snippets of hard-learned mariner’s wisdom are culled from sources as diverse as Virgil, Hemingway, and Scottish sea chanteys. A picture and daily wisdom are offered for each of the 365 days in a year. The pages list only the date, not the day of the week or the year, allowing this classic to be used year after year for coffee table decor or bedside inspiration. (Published by Abrams Books Inc., available at, $21.)

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