June 20, 2010
No pink sky, no sun. Just rain and fog this morning. Getting up extra early was a moot point, except for the view of a departing cruise ship as is passed through the western way.
I also watched a group of animals swimming or hunting or playing around the surface of the water. Too far away to identify, but I think they were sea otters (J says seals). They did not curl over the surface of the water, they plowed through head first in short bursts. There were at least three, swirling the water in circles all around each other in a kind of dance. I am determined now to get binoculars this summer.
Headed back home today for T’s piano recital. Two nights is hardly enough time to begin to settle into the rhythms of the island. I felt like an addict going through detox yesterday. Electronic communications and information gathering fill my day, sunup to sundown, all through the year. I am more plugged in than I cared to acknowledge.
J kindly accompanied me on a walk around the shoreline searching for a signal on which I could piggyback temporarily so I could post my blog entry. This was not very island-like behavior. I wandered around in circles half the day trying to figure out what to do with myself.
When I’m back out here for a longer stretch, I’ll have to either pay for some kind of temporary access (which I can find from certain pieces of the shoreline, though not from my house), or I’ll have to resign myself to being off the grid for a while. Posts will come in an accumulated form when I return to the land of wired in.