' I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.'
'Sea Fever' – John Masefield
Tuesday, August 20
Wendle and I remain pilgrims with no clear destination. We really are going where the wind takes us and we're still learning how to navigate without a map…just a compass. Capt. Dan calls it 'knowing the water' and it requires that you pay attention
“Well… …That's what you always forget, isn't it? I mean, you forget to pay attention to what's happening. And that's the same as not being here and now.”
'Island'― Aldous Huxley
We find we're most attentive when we are balancing all of our doing with time for just being. Like Amit Goswami says, 'you cant do all the time…you gotta do, be, do, be do'. So, today's going to be, a be day and where better to be than at the beach (bee-atch!)
We spend today at 'Cooper's Green' (at the North end of Redrooffs Road, in Halfmoon Bay). Amazing. Being at the very precipice…where sun, sky, earth and sea merge completely into one's whole being. We do not possess the gifts to express it.
The day was bright and sunny and still a delicious breeze kept us as cool as a sea cucumber.
We brought our books and we did read. We're both really enjoying our respective books…my 'VLAD' and Wendy's 'An Indian Sojourn'. I say mine and Wendy's because once a reader invests their mind into a book…they share ownership
We met a new friend too. Two dudes show up with a Dingo, the dudes put on snorkels and swim away, leaving the Dingo unleashed and roaming the beach. The Dingo sees me, runs right over to me and drops a…stick for me to throw (oh thank gawd, i thought you were going to say 'the Dingo dropped my baby')
So, I start playing throw and fetch with this freakin Dingo. The weirdest part was the Dingo was playing with me and then she started playing with some woman…who later thanked me for letting her play with 'my' dog. Wendy caught some of it on video and you can see it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkOxj7aGfuU
As you watch the clip you will notice a barge clunking around off to my right. It just showed up around 2pm. It pulled right up to the shore and dropped it's big ramp. Then, a big truck that was waiting nearby, backed onto the barge. The driver gets out and then he and the barge man start kibitzing with each other.
Some time passes and then another truck shows up and drops a giant toolbox onto the deck of the barge
Some more time passes and another truck pulls up and unloads a bunch of windows onto the barge. Then, with the windows strapped down, the barge lifts it's ramp and putts away
We'd heard about marine deliveries from Andy and Liz so it was very cool to actually watch building supplies getting shipped, out to someone's island home. Even better when you're neither loading or unloading those supplies
We stayed and lapped up the waves until the tide forced us out. One moment there was a beach and seemingly the next, there was only water. Change.
One thing about nature, it travels well. If you stop and listen…
…you can still hear the squawk of the gulls.
Wendle and I are still also trying to figure out how the blog works. That's not quite true of course…I just write and have absolutely no idea how any of it works. Anyway, today Wendy told me that another blogger had commented on one of our posts. So I checked out their blog too. It's called 'Trek Ontario' and they blog about hiking, camping, snowshoeing, geocaching and skiing. 'Trekking adventures throughout Ontario. Nothing extreme. Only getting out, having fun and decompressing'. It's good. You can check it out at http://trekontario.com/
Wow, you can't begin to imagine the response to yesterday's mention of 'Wine Wipes' (unless you can imagine one person asking about it). So, on your behalf (i thank you), we did a little research and here is what we found…
“The acid of wine is irritating enough to the enamel of the teeth and will actually scrape it off, exposing rough patches where pigment gets in….What I like, is Wine Wipes, they’re nice and gentle, super easy to use, and you can use it right after you have some wine”
– Dr. Oz
(well…if doctor freakin Oz likes them, i am sold!)
You can buy them from Amazon – One pack of twenty wipes is $7.10.
20 wipes in a convienent case
Great for traveling
Designer metal case
Holy Lusitania Commissioner Gordon…I think I hear a message coming in
Dot Dot Dot…Dash Dash Dash…Dot Dot Dot
No one but you…Stop
Can answer Riddler's riddles…Stop
If you can't…Stop
We'll have to…Stop
Moose and Wendle
We received some pics from Luke. He and Albert took Willow out for some sea trials. You're one league closer to your dream my friend