Out at sea there are no shortage of clouds to look at.
With horizon uncluttered by buildings and trees you see a full hemisphere of sky, and learn to read not just where the wind blows from now, but where it will in the future.
But have you ever seen an "Asparagus" cloud? According to the Cloud Appreciation Society (no, not making any of this up) our standard definitions of cumulus and cirrus are insufficient and there is a category missing, with an example of this gap above.
This of course has nothing what so ever to do with the imminent launch of that society's latest publication, the Cloud Collectors Handbook - though that raises a more worrying question of how do you actually collect clouds?
A good time (probably the only time) to quote Basil Fotherington-Thomas "Hello Sky! Hello Clouds!"
May 25, 2013-Anchored at Jolly Harbor
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