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Chris -- 2018-04-11
A mill pond is formed by damming a stream to produce sufficient head of water to operate a watermill. Mill ponds are invariably described as smooth or calm. Milk too is smooth, and could be described as calming as well as nutritious. A pond full of the stuff would presumably be even more potent.
We cruised in early June and the weather was perfect and the MED was like a milk pond literally…!
Pearlescent in the dim light of morning the sea stretches to the horizon, silky smooth like a milk pond.
Calm as a mill pond – or as someone of my acquaintance would say ‘still as a milk pond’!
The surface was as placid as a milk pond, but huge and with clusters of lily pads gathered by the walls.
The ocean is calm as a milk pond and so blue. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy found us on deck. He speaks English beautifully. It is so good to hear him talk.