Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Well it's the middle or maybe even the middling-end of summer and we are in it. So far it's been good. We've been spending most of our time in town and about the town and working in town. Sometimes on the weekends, we go on a "jaunt" to a local hiking spot or swimming spot. I've been swimming in a couple of small lakes and in the ocean. The ocean is my favorite. Some don't like swimming in the ocean because of the salt and the sharp, barnically things that slice-up your feet etc. but I like it. Around here even though you don't get the pounding surf and roaring intensity that you do in other parts of the worlds oceans but at it's best the ocean around Vancouver can get warm enough to endure for long periods of swimming in the summer. Fear of swimming seems to be common. It is one of those things that some people seem to have an innate fear of water and what could be underneath it. Somehow, lakes seem creepier to me. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the deadness of them and the stillness of them. It just seems more like something's lurking down there, something forgotten and nasty.