Today the sun came out, the mountains stood tall and bright against a blue sky. A chill still hangs in the air, a vivid reminder of winter. The harbor is skinned over with a thin sheet of ice, but spring is coming. Tonight it will snow, then say the mystical weathermen, another sunny day. TWO […]
Then, there it was, the ocean, the end of the snow. A clear line, the beginning of one, the end of another.
For all your constantly making for it, the horizon stays at the same distance, right at hand and out of reach.
Away. Away. Cast off the dock lines! Full steam ahead! The lines are coiled, put away snug for the summer. We are leaving Valdez, heading west. The salmon are running, Coho and Chinook. Mountains, bears and berries. Endless variations of trees and rocks. Deeper into South Central Alaska we dig. Deeper into the wilderness we […]
Swimming is good, Swimming is great. Don’t swim if it’s too late or if you just cleaned your plate. Swim in the sun, Swim for fun. Swim in the buff, but not when it’s rough. Swim to stay trim… Put on your Coppertone, but at home, leave the cell phone. The phone, it fell, out […]