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  1. Storms of the mind and autumn on the Coast of Maine

    The foliage is turning here on the coast of Maine, and so are the weather patterns. Warms winds that brushed the skin in August are becoming sharp reminders that the sea is not a survivable place during the winter season – winds lash boats like sharp reminders not to stray too far from the safety of sheltered harbors –

    The wind makes interesting patterns on the water’s surface – during autumn and winter storms the waves build to many meters’ height and can easily blow Beaufort ...

    Updated 10-22-2013 at 07:55 PM by Yugen

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  2. Islands in the Stream

    This is my first post in what I hope will be a multi-year project logging my journeys to the islands of the Maine Island Trail by kayak.

    The idea for this project came some time after reading Dogen's "Mountains and Waters Sutra" in the Shobogenzo. After years spent as a kayaker and mountaineer, Dogen's writing helped to crystallize what I had been feeling for many years. When in the outdoors, I do not feel the sentiment of the Romantic or Transcendentalist viewing a beautiful sunrise ...
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