6 dead 7 alive. The drive across the island was dotted into moose grazing along the roadside and moose pieces from unfortunate moose and vehicles meeting. Keeping an eye out for the moose I couldn’t help but divert my attention to peek at my at my two boys fast asleep in the back. My wife finally asleep after I finally told her enough was enough with the house planning/ first college for the boys/ future vacations into space.
Some of the largest expeditions I have ever done in my life had been centered on this one headland as a child. Pirate treasure certainly existed there in folklore and talk, my grandfather had found pieces of muskets there when he was a child. Add in a nice long hike for a 10 yr old with some good friends, I have a lot of great memories here.
I paddled to the front of Hopeall head to have a look for the whales that were making quite the show lately. A high angle paddle usually tires me out after a while; yet there I sat in front of the head feeling refreshed. Silence broken only by the call of 6 bald eagles and a slow surf pushing into the cliff. Licking my lips to taste the sea spray. This is where I belong.
The rest of my week has been torn between lawyers and getting introduced into my new job. Still awaiting my household items I have also been living out of a suitcase while my children stay at nan and Pop's house. Yesterday a real freaky weird thing happened that I feel I have to pass on.
The way things happened yesterday and it's almost erie outcome is akin to" the power of (Deity) email chain letters" I get from people sometimes. Yet this story is very true.
I don't shop. I don't go to stores without a detailed plan of what I need, and do it as quickly as possible. I don't bother to stop and look at things that I have no need for, or plan to purchase. So as me and my wife strolled up New Gower street in St.Johns it was totally out of character for us to look into the little store windows window shopping. As we passed an antique store a old desk caught my wife's eye; and for some weird totally out of character reason we went in and looked around. And again against every known normal action of us both...... we decided to check out the second floor.
On our way down from the second floor behind a wine case owned by Joey Smallwood ......I spotted something that made the hair on my neck stand up.
A painting of a famous ship the bluenose. The painter really knew his ships, every detail of the rigging displayed. No doubt from a long line of shipbuilders and salior I guessed.....well not really guessed.