Tag Archives: ocean

Breathing the Pacific

The Pacific Ocean has a force, strength, and beauty, all its own. Living near it, on an Island, we are always aware of it. The ocean and its shores, make the news for all kinds of reasons, most of them … Continue reading

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At Ucluelet

Being on the edge of the Pacific means there are wrecks, lots of them. Some are shipping hazardous, others draw divers who go deep to swim through the skeletal remains. And then there’s the ship than hung up on the … Continue reading

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Blue Wine

When the sun shines directly overhead, sky and sea can merge, spilling mirages over the world. Everything then becomes lit with mystery and magic … A A BLUE WINE                                   the sea rests in my cup I drink salt and wait … Continue reading

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The Skipping

At one time or another we all send stones skipping across waves, trying to see how many skips we can get. It’s fun and oddly relaxing, though there is often a competitive element, watching waves, counting the skips. It’s also … Continue reading

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3 Wind Haiku

March winds blow strong and wild. It’s great fun to be down along the shoreline when a storm comes through, waves build and crash, foam and sail-boards fly. Then there’s kite-flying and other excitements … **** grandson learns to fly … Continue reading

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From the Beach

We go for picnics on the beach quite regularly in the summer, love the slap of waves, the lift and dive of gulls, the distant quiet of boats sailing in the bay … FROM THE BEACH this is ocean, these … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead

Most years we go down to a nearby beach in the fall and collect seaweed, which is a great garden fertilizer, and free for the picking. Best to go after a storm, when the beaches really get loaded up … … Continue reading

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