I miss the water - Journal of Omnifarious
Apr. 30th, 2004
11:34 pm - I miss the water
I miss the water. Luckily, I'm in Seattle now. :-)
I went on a ferry again today, just to go for a ride. I got on at 18:45, and got back at around 21:00. It was a nice trip along the water. The sun was setting over the mountains. Mount Rainier was visible, sticking up like (as its often described) the fist of God. On the way out, kids were playing a lot on the decks. The trip back was a lot more sedate.
I miss the water. The ocean isn't quite the same since the water doesn't hold the promise that you can swim in it. But, it's close, and the ferry ride was very calming and brought back a lot of memories.
I used to live in Grand Marais. Lake Superior was a two mile bike ride down a dirt road. We could see it from our house on a good day. In the winter, mist would rise from it in clouds in the morning. It had bigger waves than Puget Sound will ever have. If you were brave, or had an excessively warm metabolism, or were insane, or preferably all three, you could go swimming in Lake Superior. I would never go swimming in Puget Sound without really good diving equipment. Salt water, bleah!
I'm going to have to repeat that trip once or twice a month, just because. Not too often because I want it to be something a little unique. But, every once in awhile it'll be good to do. For $5.40 it's well worth the money.