May. 8th, 2010


Reading

I have been making an effort to read more, but today I am between books and as a result not 'into' reading, so I have been wandering about the place actually looking around rather than sitting with my nose in a book, and I realised that I missed being the silent observer. Not that I have not enjoyed the reading, or felt mildly accomplished because of it, but I like to look out the window or watch my fellow passengers or fellow coffee shop patrons. In many ways reality is far more interesting than fiction, even the most mundane sort of reality.


Adventure!

Yesterday I drove. A boat. It was pretty awesome. There is a stretch of water called the Indian Arm that runs in an L shape away from Vancouver up to the north east. For the last 2 years it has bothered me that I have not seen this part of the world. There are no roads, and the shape of it precludes a good view of it without taking to the water. So yesterday we did just that, rented a motorboat, and set off. I was largely happy to let Darcy drive, but at the furthest point up the inlet we had a mini adventure. We came across 4 dudes in a yacht that had lost power. Thoughts of drug runners and hidden guns came to mind as we approached the stricken vessel. But it was just some rich thirty something dudes out for an afternoon. Luckily they were close enough to a dock that it wasn't the most epic thing in the world to tow them to safety. However it required that Darcy take the time to do knot work and look after ropes, so I had to drive the boat. I think I mentioned previously that it was awesome. I was reasonably good at it too, safely bringing our boat and the yacht into dock. Of course then I wasn't giving up the driving seat, so I drove us most of the way back to Vancouver. A very enjoyable experience, and replete with further insights into rural British Columbia... more on ruralness later as on Monday I head off to the Okanagan, a wine growing area, further north and east.
 


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