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coastlines.

today, gulf of maine. Bouncing down the wooded gravel lane I steer around an expanding brown puddle. Around the bend the greenhouses and chickens come into view. Parked, with the engine off, rain drops beat on the roof and cover … Continue reading

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in need of salt.

No matter what I say, All that I really love Is the rain that flattens on the bay, And the eel-grass in the cove; The jingle-shells that lie and bleach At the tide-line, and the trace Of higher tides along … Continue reading

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world water day 2012.

“Its substance reaches everywhere; it touches the past and prepares the future; it moves under the poles and wanders thinly in the heights of air. It can assume forms of exquisite perfection in a snowflake, or strip the living to … Continue reading

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So we.

First was the heat.  Thick.  Heavy.  All day it hung over the city.  But it is the dry season here.  So we took the heat. Then, a rolling of thunder and a distant flash of light.  But it is the … Continue reading

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give us the wind and water.

The evening has been hazy. What could be smoke is laying out across the rice fields as the sun and moon swap out their earth lighting responsibilities. There are still lots of cows moving around somewhere to the east by … Continue reading

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Discovered Dance.

Coming back from Indonesia—the restaurant with tasty squid, chilies, and cold beer, not the country—I usually pedal down a long dark street between the Royal Palace and elegant national museum. Aside from the few strolling tourists and dozing street families … Continue reading

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Welcome to New Orleans.

One last long windy day.  Now we wait for a lift into the bayou for some welcomed rest.   Thank y’all and the river for a safe journey.

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College Point. Mile 155.

The oranges and yellows of sunset are giving way to the purple sky that precedes the stars.  Our fire crackles to life.  Though the days have been much warmer the mercury drops when the sun goes down.   From our … Continue reading

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Riverside, downstream of Baton Rogue. Mile 214.

Sunrise again.  An instant ten degree rise in temperature.  The walls of the tent change from light gray to orange.  All night long towboat and train engines have been rumbling.   Yesterday we passed under the bridges of Baton Rogue … Continue reading

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Frosty morning. Solitude Point, Mile 244.

The sun’s just risen.  First sign of a clear day since Saturday morning.  The frost on our boats and the trees is already steaming. The river continues to rise.  Each night I mark the waterline with a stick, only to … Continue reading

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