I liked this description of a boat responding like a limber-limbed youth to the movement of the sea. ‘Easy-limbed stirring’ also makes me think of those first moments of stretching on a bright morning when you have slept well and a lovely day awaits you.

‘The Minch is laced with the wakes of the ancestors and this wonderful, easy-limbed stirring of Freyja on the long Atlantic swell is a stirring of the past.’

Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 129

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