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Anchors Aweigh!

 Did you know that the symbol of an anchor can be used to signify 'fresh start' or 'hope'?  ( particularly with the anchored cross or mariner's cross).  Well it seems fitting to have an anchor post at the start of the year, now doesn't it?  Today I want to show you some more that I spotted on the Central Coast.  This first one is my favorite because of the beautiful turquoise color.   The sign next to it says  "Old bronze anchor that was brought up from the bottom of Monterey Bay in July 1944.  Origin Unknown"
This second one, I believe is outside the Welcome Center.  But correct me if I am wrong!
anchor is ancla en español
ancre en français
how about one more little fact : "The phrase "anchor's aweigh" is a report that the anchor is clear of the sea bottom and, therefore, the ship is officially underway." (source here)

 These last two get honorable mentions, not as cool as the first one, but they still caught my eye.  These were outside the Sea Shanty Restaurant in Cayucos.  They have a fabulous breakfast there, by the way!
Do you have a favorite nautical symbol?


9 comments

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I didn't know that!! Love this post!!!!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

I had no idea that the Anchor meant that - wow! I'm even married to a sailor. I love the first one too with the turquoise patina. I'm not sure I have a favorite symbol...I'll have to think about that...hmmmmm....

Hope you have a lovely day.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

That is such an interesting fact. I did not know that.I really like anchors anyway but that makes liking them even better!

Cottage Coastal Store, Inc. said...

Loved this!

Ms. Givens said...

I like that last anchor.
My favorite nautical something is Tybee Island, Georgia. ;)

Patty Anderson said...

I love the last anchor also...It looks like a giant smile!!!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Who knew the anchor meant so much?!Thanks for the pictorial, loved it!

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

i didn't know that! i love it :) my sis is in the coast guard and tattoo'd an anchor on her arm soo i extra love them!

Cindy Whitehead said...

I had no idea but what a perfect symbol for your blog and the new year! Love it