Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 31 - Good sailing today ( actually did have the sails up for awhile). Made 10 knots going with the current through the Cape Cod Canal. We are now at a mooring in Provincetown. The sky has turned dark and the wind is howling. Lorny had wanted to row the dingy in to town. I'm so glad he changed his mind.
I have been trying to find out the meaning of Tempe-Teh for a while now. I checked in German, Dutch, Indonesian. In Indonesian it means tempeh ( the fermented soy beans) and Teh means tea. That didn't make much sense. In French Tempe means temple. Tempe also is a valley in Greece where there was a Temple to Apollo. Teh is a way of saying THE ( an adulterated way). How's that for a boat name - The Temple. If anyone has access to any other possible meaning let me know. Thanks L and L


  1. Lorraine, I actually did find some info about Timpe Teh (apparently from a Swiss German book of fairy tales, self-published, by Christa Schubert). I think a beautiful fish leaps out of the water and says "mantje, mantje, timpe teh"--which I think is nonsense, or magical fish-speak. But I need to spend a little more time with it and do some translating. I'll get back to you.

  2. Thank you Brenda ! I knew, if anyone could, you would find a meaning. Even if it is magical fish speak. As the boat was built in Germany, and the 2nd owners were Swiss, I feel this is hot on the trail. L