A continuation of the journey that began on January 1, 2010, recorded in "a year of getting up to meet the day." After 365 consecutive sunrise outings in that year, I couldn't bear to give up the dawn. This blog (no longer daily) will be informed and inspired by the rising light of the morning sun.
IN ADDITION TO PUBLISHING MY OWN POSTS, I INVITE READERS TO SEND SUNRISE PHOTOS AND REFLECTIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Caribbean sunrise - last day
On this third consecutive rainy March morning in Maine I will post my last installment of sunrise photos from our wonderful week on the Wanderbird, moored off the island of Culebra. It will be a little inspiration of warmth and sunshine as we sweep debris from the clogged drainage channels in our flooded basement.
My column for this Friday will highlight one of the two boat captains on the Wanderbird - Karen, a Maine native. They are an inspiring pair, Rick and Karen - living out their dreams through relentless hard work and dedication. They, no question, were a part of the reason I was so taken by the whole trip.
The fact that they had dogs on board helped too. One of them, a beautiful 7 month old husky, was a truly meaningful gift from an Inuit family. They came to cherish Karen's friendship through all of her time visiting the maritime villages in their wanderings.
J and I hope to see these captains on their boat again in their true element - when they are back here up north for the summer. They are northern people, no doubt, but the way they have adapted their best selves to the southern climes and the local people of Culebra is quite wonderful.
Here's a photo of the late evening sky on our last day - couldn't resist it. I loved the sky, and these little cairn sculptures are an interesting practice that brings Culebra and the Inuit cultures together. In the second one, the Wanderbird is off in the background.
Now it's back to the rain. On the bright side, it is slowly breaking down months of snow piles. For the first time in ages, we are seeing the ground again.