Day 7 of our cruise was a travel day to one of our favourite anchorages in Desolation Sound: Melanie Cove. The two hour trip was about as smooth as my fur, and as the video shows, I spent a few moments on deck enjoying it before I headed inside for a quick and comfortable cat nap.
Meowee, the forest fires here in BC are very serious and as we got closer to our destination the sky was full of smoke, almost hiding the majestic mountains that surround us. It wasn’t affecting our breathing but it wasn’t quite as bright as it was. I heard the humans mention that in some parts of the coast, visibility on the water was less than a mile, and back at home it’s even worse.
The humans have been talking a lot about a dinghy concert that’s happening tomorrow and many boats have filled the anchorage which now resembles a parking lot. Luckily our favourite spot was empty and we easily rafted our 5 vessels there. Once again, out came the inflatable air bags and once again the humans took to the water for fun, and to keep cool. I really don’t understand it.
I have to go. I see a few dragonflies buzzing around and they are terribly distracting. Paw paw for now.
I have decided to take a break from writing – no not blogging, just writing – writing 101 that is. I had to help human mom with the Squadron’s newsletter; reporting on our summer cruises, the shoreline cleanup and other important mariner and member information. We had to select the photos, caption, crop, and resize to fit, place them on the pages (all twelve of them) and format the text. We ended up too far behind in our writing 101 assignments.
We’re done now and have some time again but instead of catching up, we’re switching gears – into poetry 101. I hope that wasn’t a hiss I just heard considering it wasn’t the most popular choice on the survey from last week’s poll. Here’s our chance to improve, maybe, and we’ll run another poll at the end to find out.
Day 1 is to write a poem about/against/in homage to the screens in your life in the form of a Haiku with alliterations. I wrote this one:
Paws on the windows
Swiping away to no where
It’s not a touch screen.
And human mom wrote this one with Halloween in mind (she just finished designing a poster for the upcoming Halloween Party too):
Behind a smoke screen
Smoldering eyes seared with sweat
Mask a dark secret.
It wouldn’t be fair to ask which one you like better (mine of course), but I hope you at least like them. Please leave a critique in the comments if you care to!