Wimahl

travels by bus, boat, bike and boot

It was primordial there. It was rejuvenating there. I could see mountaintop glaciers and from deep in the earth water bubbled up hot.
 

I found new trees barely growing, and a dead elk, frozen.

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The forests have endless suprises for me. Sparkling glittering white hot streams that look like a river of diamonds. But it is just calcium. I’ll never understand why people need to have the supernatural in their life to have meaning, to have wonder, to have relevance or discovery or secrets or anything important. This world is filled with beauty, and it is incredible.
We stand and marvel in silence and geologic marvels and ancient treasures, at symbiosis and evolution. Just stop long enough to see it.

The forests have endless suprises for me. Sparkling glittering white hot streams that look like a river of diamonds. But it is just calcium. I’ll never understand why people need to have the supernatural in their life to have meaning, to have wonder, to have relevance or discovery or secrets or anything important. This world is filled with beauty, and it is incredible.

We stand and marvel in silence and geologic marvels and ancient treasures, at symbiosis and evolution. Just stop long enough to see it.

A hot springs in the middle of the forest with a view of glaciers; icy rain coming down. The water heated us up. The guts of the earth warmed our toes and our legs and fingers with hot water from deep in a fault that could shift slightly any day and kill everyone I know. But today it just keeps me warm at night as I swim with a wonderful boy. We’re naked. Nothing else in the forest wears clothes. Why should we need them? The rain breaks for a while and the Milky Way comes out, and everything is beautiful.

This photo tells a story of beauty marred. Old trees killed and the soil washed away, and with it, the beauty that used to live in the forest. The dark line of the clouds’ shadow that hangs over the clear cuts trees sets the tone for this graveyard of flora. Yet high above, a pristine, almost celestial, mountain top stands, seemingly untouched.Heaven and Hell.

This photo tells a story of beauty marred. Old trees killed and the soil washed away, and with it, the beauty that used to live in the forest. The dark line of the clouds’ shadow that hangs over the clear cuts trees sets the tone for this graveyard of flora. Yet high above, a pristine, almost celestial, mountain top stands, seemingly untouched.

Heaven and Hell.

Home for now.

Look at that sunset.

Home for now.

Look at that sunset.

We build things that are power, and we feel secure. But it’s an illusion. We have no power. That water could wash us away.

Nature! Keep out!

A great visual of freedom just beyond the bounds of captivity. It reminds me of what a lot of people say to us about our lifestyle. They wish they could get out in nature, and do the things we do, just have some peace. But they can’t because of all the things that keep them trapped. Bills, job, family. The reasons they need to get away. So they look through the gate.

Nature! Keep out!

A great visual of freedom just beyond the bounds of captivity. It reminds me of what a lot of people say to us about our lifestyle. They wish they could get out in nature, and do the things we do, just have some peace. But they can’t because of all the things that keep them trapped. Bills, job, family. The reasons they need to get away. So they look through the gate.

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The Kindle version is now published! Print ones are not out yet, but if you weren’t able to participate in the Kickstarter, or wanted another copy, or maybe just hadn’t even heard about the amazing bio-regional story I wrote and illustrated while we were sailing, check it out, because it turned out, incredible. I have heard back from the Kickstarter supporters, and nothing but fantastic reviews!