Saturday, May 21, 2011

The passing of La Nina

The sea surface temperatures along our coastline are returning to more typical ranges for late autumn. The skies are clearing and conditions for kayaking are once again superb.

Peter in his backyard.

Paddling into shore at Salmon Cove, we lit a fire amongst the driftwood and cooked a breakfast in celebration of Peter's birthday. A very large New Zealand fur seal was hunting along the shore, occassionally waving its glossy black flippers at us as we soaked up the sunshine and the extraordinary view towards the horizon.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The specifics of place

Indigenous Australian "canoe tree"
(Photo Margaret Zommers)