Another 55F day, calm and with sun coming through high hazy clouds. Me and S walked the canoe down to Union Bay. From there, we just headed out to the main lake and south to Denny-Blaine Park. The big lake doesn't give one so much to look at outside of a great view of Mt. Rainier. It is just a nice place to get into the rhythm of paddling. We hug the shore today and spot the street end parks. Streets in this city were originally laid out well into the water. The dead ends of most of the streets are park property, although they have often been neglected. S thinks that walking the canoe to and from the water adds very much to the experience. It makes the "getting to" and "coming from" part of the canoe trip.
The first 300+ entries in this blog were from the Seattle area on the west coast of North America. Starting with October 5, 2012, my blog (and myself for that matter) has moved to Connecticut on the east coast. I have a lot to learn about my new home. I paddle solo most of the time, but I do take others on many trips. Photographs are shot from the canoe on the day of the trip. The writing is done by pencil and paper in the canoe.
I am an interdisciplinary artist creating content-driven and concept-driven artwork in a diverse selection of materials and themes with a very strong recent emphasis on nature and ecology. I was the Rubicon Foundation/Smoke Farm Artist in Residence for 2011-2012. I now live in Connecticut.