Flotsam and jetsam – I never know which is which…… – lbt


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Flotsam and jetsam – I never know which is which……

posted May 10, 2018, 10:27 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated May 10, 2018, 10:28 PM]


Unusually high tides plus a flood have brought down all kinds of debris – logs galore, and huge numbers of apples.  Cider anyone?
Apparently snakes have been washed out of their hiding places also.
A note for trivia buffs…..
‘Jetsam’ describes debris that was deliberately thrown overboard by a crew of a ship in distress, most often to lighten the ship’s load. The word ‘flotsam’ derives from the French word floter, to float. Jetsam is a shortened word for jettison. Under maritime law the distinction is important.