Catching a Crab

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No sail and oar trip is complete without some long slog under oar and catching at least a few crabs.  Continue reading “Catching a Crab”


Glow in the Dark

beach-walkerDescribing bioluminescence with words is like holding water in your hands — insufficient. Descriptions abound: the glowing trails streaming behind a boat, the “fairy dust” surrounding a midnight swimmer. These aren’t bad analogies, but they’re all a form of shorthand, the inevitable result of attempting to capture such a magical experience in writing. It’s what happens when someone mentions a beautiful sunrise; it’s assumed that the listener already understands what the experience is all about.  Read the rest across the jump at ThreeSheetsNW.

Tearing it Apart

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If you’re going to send a wooden whale on a migration, you need a vessel to send it in; so I designed a box. A few weeks later, Andy stepped up and said he wanted to help make it. Andy’s pretty handy with wood, and easily creates things with basic tools that I never could, so I thanked him for his offer. It would be fun to build the box with someone else.  Continue reading “Tearing it Apart”

Shrimp Love

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“You’ll never guess what I brought home from the art museum,” our visiting friend Hazel announced. She pulled a small bundle of bubble paper from a crumpled bag and began to unroll it.

Several silky white hairs protruded from the package, then floated gently to the floor.   As she continued to strip the wrappings off her treasure, it became clear that a long, cylindrical object was about to emerge.

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