Cove, Cynan Jones 🇬🇧
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Thin book, short story, piece of art. So clean, so sterile, unlike anything I've ever red. There are no rich - in form as well as words - descriptions of characters, sceneries, events, emotions. The narrative is stripped to the bones with nothing more left but only essentials. No names, no places, no circumstances explained, just a man in a boat (well, kayak to be exact) and the feeling of here and now, the presence. Reading it felt a lot like a study in mindfulness, even if a frightening and sad one.
. ❗My absolute favourite quote from the book:
"Why do we stop doing the things we enjoy and the things we know are good for us?" ❗
Owha the #Leopardseal has found her way back to Northland - New Zealand.
But officials are asking people who come across her to be "socially responsible" and not post her exact location on #socialmedia as they don't want people flocking to see her and breaching #covid_19 19 #lockdown rules.
During a Owha's most recent visit to Auckland #police had to be called in to disperse a crowd that had gathered to see her.
For the past five years 300kg Owha has traded her home territory of #Antarctica for the winterless north.
Experts are not sure why, but an abundant supply of #fish and warmer #waters must be an enticing alternative.
First spotted as a juvenile in Otago, she is the longest #documented resident leopard #seal worldwide, and is a regular visitor to Whangārei and Auckland.
Over the past few years 3m-long Owha has decided Whangārei #Harbour has plenty to offer and has been spotted at Ruakākā, Marsden #Cove Marina, McLeod #Bay and Urquharts Bay. The furthest north she seems to have ventured is Tutukaka Harbour.
Ingrid Visser, co-founder of LeopardSeals.org, said Owha had been spotted in Whangārei Harbour on Wednesday.
If Owha stuck to her normal routine she could be in the area for the next one and a half months, Visser said.
💚 Dartmouth. Bayard’s Cove in August from our Lockdown Gallery. We hope all our followers are staying healthy, and staying home. Here’s to being back here as soon as it is safe to do so. Enjoy the sunshine whereever you are today ☀️ #staysafe#stayhome#stayinghomesaveslives