Friday, July 30, 2010

On the South Nahanni River

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~ Photo Series ~ Nahannni – River of Quest and Legend ~
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Killing time - I often think of the expression and how swiftly time passes in the out-of-doors, where there is never a moment without something new; dawns and sunrises with mists moving out of the bays.  The sifting of clouds, the way light plays with water and trees, the sound of bird calls.  This sight of flowers, the movement of animals, the magic of dusk and the last slanting rays of color.

Sigurd Olson

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This is probably day four or day five.  Who really knows for sure?  Out on the river, you need to be prepared for clouds and rain, sunny and warm, and chilly misty mornings.  And you will lose track of time.

The first few days, while you're adjusting to your new reality, you may wonder "ten more days to go!  How will I make it?"   But then, after a few more days, you wonder "only five days to go.  I really need another week here."

You will, of course, encounter unexpected surprises along the way, too.  Like this rainbow.

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