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The Knotted Cords Untying...

Three days away from all that bauds or beeps:

1. "You do realize that we are a rolling advertisement for the versatility of the Fiat 500, don't you"

2. Came in late, with the sun at our backs, down Mitchell Creek.

3. While Cara Sposa did her trick of swallowing very large books whole (in this case sartorias' Banner of the Damned), I had a little paddle around by myself, investigating around the campsite, places I'd not been before.

4. And that evening, a very striking sunset with crescent moon.

That night was a tremendous thunderstorm for hours. When we came out the next morning, there were two inches of water in our coffee-cups.

5. No pictures of the final day, which was misty. We were alone that night in the campsite. In the wee hours, we heard a raccoon startle and capture what we think was a grouse. Sad, high, piping calls as it was dragged away to be eaten.

And now I'm sore all over. The paddle back was against the wind in high waves, so it was an hour and a half of hard slog.

Now back to civilization and work. Think I'll launch a website today.


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Sep. 12th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
That sunset image would make a nice backdrop for it.
Sep. 14th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Re: website
In the end it was a very simple layout, with the emphasis on functionality and use by device or computer: http://chizinepub.com
Sep. 12th, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
Stunning photos!

And I envoy you getting to canoe. I love it dearly, but no water around here! (Pacific Ocean does not count.)
Sep. 14th, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
No, I've been in the pacific. Somehow it's nothing like canoeing. I recall a bungee (?) board and being sucked under by the waves on Newport Beach.
Sep. 12th, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
What were CS's favorite things about Banner of the Damned?

Your last picture is lovely (they're all lovely, but that one especially.)
Sep. 14th, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
Here is what she says when asked "what did you like best about it?"

The story was a real story, and took the time to tell the whole story.

it deals well with the perceptions of reality, layers and kinds of truth. Deals with the question of good, how we perceive "good", and how the road to hell is paved with good intentions. How you can trap yourself into doing things that aren't good, and being unaware of your own influence and the consequences of your own actions.

What was also nice about going back into it and having read the Inda series. It's been long enough that she doesn't remember all the details, just like the people of the bood don't have full knowledge of what happened back then, and she deals with the human relationships and the different kinds of love in a very realistic way. It's all on a human scale.
Sep. 16th, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yep, that second para was what I liked about it too. Thanks!
Sep. 13th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Gorgeous pictures. They remind me of a few lakes I've visited. Now I suddenly want to go kayaking or canoeing.
Sep. 14th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
Mucking about in boats is highly recommended. Especially AFTER the skeeters start dying off.
Sep. 14th, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
Sep. 14th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
It was. You'd have loved it.
Sep. 16th, 2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
I really would have.
Sep. 17th, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
That looks so wonderful and peaceful. I've never gotten to go canoeing--we don't have all that many suitable waterways hereabouts. The closest I've come is a trip across one of the Red Feather Lakes in a rowboat. But that was pretty cool in its own way.

Great pictures, too...
Sep. 18th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC)
From what they say on the news, I would have thought that canoeing was the only way to get around your neck of the woods these days!
Sep. 18th, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but canoes sold out the first day, pretty much... :)
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