homeward bound

“There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul.”

~Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

For all the splendour of the Pacific Northwest – the high mountains, the pounding surf of the Pacific Ocean, the moody weather, the tidal flats teeming with life, and the tallest trees on the planet, I still stood there on the beach – looking towards the horizon – the same person. Same sorrows and joys in my heart, same intensity, same longings, same worries, the same interior.

Travel does not reinvent us after all – it merely cranks up the sensory dial.

Mount Hood

Mount Hood, Oregon

portland arboretum5

Arboretum, Portland Oregon – from the forest floor

rose garden4

Rose Garden, Portland

Olympic Peninsula34

Tide coming in on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Port townsend, Washington

Port Townsend, Washington


Coupeville, Washington


Deception Pass, Washington

heading into the mist

Sailing into the mist – Deception Pass

Vancouver from Grouse

Vancouver, BC from Grouse Mountain

Vancouver marina at dusk

Sundown over Vancouver marina – taken from the bar – homeward bound

6 thoughts on “homeward bound

  1. A nice post, thank you LIndy.

    We humans do tend to drag our baggage about with us. I attended the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials this past weekend, and as it ended, they released 650 of the little woolies into the competition field (minus a couple which the coyotes had taken during the evenings). It was a lovely, uniquely pastoral scene, so universal and so close to home. Quite the opposite to the Pacific Northwest, but similar haunting feelings, perhaps a bit more prosaic — “Damn, the summer’s over!” to match the homely scene, and, of course, the summer isn’t over, but it began to feel like it, and all those sweet summer feelings started to wind down. Too soon.

    very best, Dave

    1. Thanks Suzanne! I’ve been neglecting my own blog and others but am back on deck now – looking forward to getting back into my kitchen and at my desk…
      Loved your pot-luck post – made me want to scuttle straight down to Brooklyn!

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