seeing the bones of this ship on the shores of lake michigan
washed up on the camp arcadia beach
and wondering how they came to be here.
“the sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope.
now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning:
we are all in the same boat.
-jacques yves cousteau
credits: maritime history of the great lakes, bowling green state university, camp arcadia
there is one spectacle grander than the sea,
that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky,
that is the interior of the soul.
Arcadia Dunes, C.S. Mott Nature Preserve, on the shores of Lake Michigan, hiking Old Baldy Trail – October 2020
on the edge of the atlantic ocean
such an easy place to ponder and wander
“the mind has no existence by itself;
it is only the glitter of the sun on the surface of the waters.”
– d.h. lawrence
wells beach, atlantic ocean, wells, maine – august 2019
morning has broken on the great bay.
“for whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”
great bay, portsmouth, new hampshire
word has it the littles are headed to england.
hopefully they’re back in the states
in time for the first day of school today.
“you can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
glen lake, empire, michigan – summer 2018
the view of the sea
from the kitchen of
our 260 year old farmhouse
in a remotely quiet
and beautiful area
on old head
to where the lusitania and its crew lie at rest
down winding roads
to where the sailors catch the wind
in the city of kinsale.
“we are tied to the ocean.
and when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch –
we are going back from whence we came.”
-john f. kennedy
old head, kinsale, county cork, ireland
“the words ran away from me.”
portstewart, county londonderry, ireland
we went to the sea
and it was
fish tacos and ice cream
on the beach
laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
– victor hugo
Bunbury, Western Australia