Thursday, 21 August 2014

Day7 a time to hide

I'm not religious in that ghost stories and burning bushes don't really lead me to Rapture but I do often love religions poetry, in that I can say I am a fan of religion, but probably only in that.

The Book of Ecclesiastes - A Time For Everything  is a poem that always echoes in my skull and for me today the words a time to run and a time to hide were the verse of choice.  The actual poem is beneath  I had a good run today only 7 miles but it was 7 in a solid force 5 with waves breaking over my beam, running swell carrying me from aft and wind chop over my Bow it was hectic, hectic and fast but ultimately fun however today was meant to adjoin the two tideraces/overfalls at Hartland point and Morte point... Hartland has claimed many a ship over the centuries and wasnt taking mine today and a place gets a name like Morte for a reason so those and the 17 miles in between were reason enough to envoke poetry :
There's a time to Kayak and a time to Surf A time to Run and a time to Hide..... so thats where I'm at today: hiding at home.

The kayak is performing beautifully the p&h scorpio really is great in all conditions.  My Greenland paddles are so enjoyable to eat up miles but I'm not yet there as a rough water paddle, my flat earth sail earnt its place on the voyage today pulling me about 5 of my 7miles my waterproof camera is lost at sea but was taking good pictures,  my dirty dog polarised sunglasses were awesome until I lost them in my swim the other day. All the kit I've chosen has been superb really. At the end of this trip I will do a full inventory .
Thank you so much to everyone that has donated towards the care of our oceans. But really at this stage thank you to every single one of you that has offered a word of encouragement or support it really makes a tremendous difference to me keep it up for another 3 weeks please!!

Thanks to Glyn Brackenbury for his steadfast approach to life. There isn't anyone on this earth that comes close to him (happy birthday)

I'll now wait rest recover then get to some proper paddling 

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?
I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God. I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

The Bible, King James Version


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