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    • Hey, Rick! You are so right. We’d love to see a Rockpool Taran reflected in the water… let’s catch up back channel!

    • Thank you, Mike! It really was quite a day… magical. We’re posting a video of seals that checked us out that afternoon (at a great distance, but oh well, we were thrilled!). Winter visitors. Be well 🙂 Jean & Alex

    • You’re right, it is amazing to be out on the water—especially on days like that. We haven’t become disoriented (yet), but evidently it can happen. This from a favorite book, “Searching For The Finmen” by Norman Rogers: “In the arctic, particularly in winter, the horizon disappears, snow fills the air, concepts of perspective and distance become blurred. While western civilizations inhabit a visual world of straight lines, manifesting itself in terms of rectilinear building and furniture design and linear writing, the arctic environment often needs to be understood by means of non-visual signals, using the senses of hearing, smell and touch as well as heightened awareness of three-dimensional space… The Inuit used three-dimensional “maps” of coastlines carved from driftwood. These were made to be felt rather than looked at, and as such could still be used in conditions of limited light in a kayak. Inuit are known to have drawn reliable maps of small islands by listening to waves lapping on the shore of the island in the dark.” Well, Alex and I are not so clever… we rely on our laminated chart, and visible coastline.But we love the idea of experiencing the world with all senses. Thanks for writing, maamej! 🙂 J&A

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