And New York Powders her Face

It was late last Friday night, and windy. New York was all flustered. “Excuse me,” she said in a shy voice. And then she came back Saturday morning, powdered in white.

More to come in full color as soon as I get a chance to process…

Having fun after the storm, Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

New Look Update

This post does not feature an image. Quick update on the revamping of these premises. I have reactivated Ajax loading of the commenting interface. You can now click on “Show Comments” below a post when on the chronological post list view (Most Recent in the menu above) and leave a comment without changing pages, and…

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Langebaan Lagoon

Eerie, Caribbean-looking in the middle of much South African dryness, turquoise and surprisingly appealing, the Langebaan Lagoon exists on a parallel dimension. Its waters are cold despite the shallowness and color, cruel reminder of a West Coast location on the frigid Atlantic Benguela current. The lagoon is surrounded by much vegetation, protected and isolated by low…

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Lobster Run

A long time ago, the sailing ship I worked on in the Caribbean would stop bi-weekly in the Tobago Cays, St Vincent and the Grenadines. We avoided Union Island, the largest of nearby inhabited islands, stopped for a day in Mayreau, also inhabited albeit barely, and then sailed next door to the Tobago Cays, isolated…

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