What the heck does “ahoy” mean?! I’ve heard the word used two different ways: “Ship ahoy” and “Ahoy matey”, but was never sure what it meant. So, I looked it up.
The word “ahoy” was originally used in Middle English as a signal word to hail a ship or boat. However, more recently, it is used in nautical parlance as either a greeting, warning or farewell.
In the context of this photo I was using it as a farewell, like the ship has left the dock or the train has left the station. Sort of my farewell to 2013. In my last blog of the year, I guess I could have been more direct. In the words of my high-achiever friend who is always unsatisfied with the status quo and forever looking for the next challenge, “Well, there’s another year shot to hell!”
Thought for the Day: Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it. H.L. Mencken