'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Day 22 - The last day on my Island?

Again I find I can post words on my blog after so long of being only able to place images.

Thank you for visiting here and reading this.
For, at the risk of over-dramatising, today may be my last on this Earth.  It rained most of the day again, so again I am here on this isolated beach, waiting.
Tomorrow I test the sea-worthiness of the patched dugout canoe as I attempt the crossing of the strait between this and the next closest island, almost due north.  The weather has a settled feel to it after the last two days.  Yes, I feel quite sure I will leave at daybreak tomorrow.  Wish me luck. 


5 comments:

  1. Good luck and Bon Voyage ( practising my French for next year !)

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  2. As you brave the sea you will need to sing a few sea shanties to maintain your spirit. Try this one - "Goodbye Fare You Well":-

    Oh fare you well, I wish you well
    Goodbye, fare you well; goodbye, fare you well
    Oh fare you well, my bonny young lassies
    Hurrah, my boys, we're homeward bound
    The billows roll, the breezes blow
    Goodbye, fare you well; goodbye, fare you well
    To us they're calling: sheet home and go
    Hurrah, my boys, we're homeward bound
    We're homeward bound, and I hear the sound,
    Goodbye, fare you well; goodbye, fare you well
    So heave on the capstan and make it spin round
    Hurrah, my boys, we're homeward bound
    Our anchor's aweigh and our sails they are set
    Goodbye, fare you well; goodbye, fare you well
    And the girls we are leaving we leave with regret.
    Hurrah, my boys, we're homeward bound
    She's a flash clipper packet and bound for to go,
    Goodbye, fare you well; goodbye, fare you well
    With the girls on her towrope she cannot say no
    Hurrah, my boys, we're homeward bound

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  3. Lovely thoughts, both of you. Thank you. YP. You'll have to sing it if I ever see you again.
    I've been sadly humming "Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain' all afternoon.

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  4. Good luck and Godspeed and Farewell and lots of good thoughts coming your way as you begin this new adventure. I shall have all my fingers and toes crossed until I hear that you are safe and sound.

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  5. Thank you so very much Robert.

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