Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"I must go down to the sea again..."


"... to the lonely sea and the sky." So said John Masefield in his poem Sea-Fever and he's so to the point.

I leave tomorrow for Nova Scotia, "for the call of the running tide..." to lead "the vagrant gypsy life".

"And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume and the sea-gulls crying".

Surely that's not asking too much of the sea?

7 comments:

Richard Hayes said...

Michael,
Have a good trip and keep in touch. Enjoy Stanfest, and have an eye out for the Gladwins...see email re nfld trip.

Kiggavik said...

Have a good trip Michael. And I know its pedandic of me, but I believe Masefield wrote it as "I must down to the seas again" not go down.

Stan Mac Kenzie said...

Well Michael if you hit Stanfest say hello to my family. Of course I'm from Canso, Nova Scotia. Heading there in August. My son will be there though maybe serendipity may allow you to meet. Anyways my family will be all around you no doubt. Great fun!


Stan

DaveO said...

I will, of course, require a full report since the VOR and I are headed in that direction this fall.

clairesgarden said...

you have a good time!! your new boat is very pretty, oooohhhh!!! very nice!!

Silbs said...

Safe paddling.

Kristen said...

Don't forget your noodles to protect that beautiful hull. Happy paddling! Kx