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Selkie times

::: TWIST OF HEMP week 37 :::

It’s the ocean side of this journey, and we couldn’t be happier.  It being Tuesday, I have a John Joe Badger drawing to share with you, of course.  His journey and mine are interwoven in music and adventure and so, this week’s illustration features oceanic imagery and the stories I love.

Of course.

Today’s swim found us meeting with high tide and so the dip into the sea was a simple one.

My god-daughter and I stole away from the co-working space, aka home, for the day’s swim and conditions were the best yet.  There is nothing like a cold dip and then drying out on warm stone.

*many thanks to my pen pal Ben for the lovely capture book to grab quick pencil sketches along the way.

I never tire of the view off the coast here.  Islands upon islands leading out to the Atlantic ocean proper, all of them offering magical little inlets, coves and wharves which are so picturesque.

I can’t capture all of them, but I capture what I can.

There is a magic to the Atlantic ocean – ancient, mysterious.  No matter which side of the pond one finds oneself on.

John Joe Badger finds himself practicing his pipes every day on this trip to Maine (as do I).  And he finds himself enjoying the company of friends as well.

We are keen to make contact with seals at some point perhaps and it looks as if John Joe already has.

He plays the tunes he knows for his new friends.  Always trying to tap into the magic that the music, and the sea, provide.

Two of the videos above I gleaned from the blog of a favorite artist/writer/friend Terri Windling.  *here* is the link.  If you want a dose of magic and escape on the internet, go subscribe.  It’s always beautiful and worth the time.  The other, from Ronan Browne, is a perennial favorite of mine and an air that I play on the flute and am learning on the pipes.  It’s a haunting thing, an oceanic melody and I never tire of it.

Thanks, as always, for following along on this escapeful journey of ours.