Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Final Act

Like all good things, even mediocre ones must come to and end.
My beloved Epic V10 Sport has gone to grace Westy's garage, and the boat that started it all, my orange Endorfinn, is awaiting its new owner.
I'm on my way to live in the good 'ole US of A for three years, with Mrs Blue and the Bluelings having entered a new phase of my Gorilla Biscuit career.
Of course it couldn't pass without an anecdote about day I moved. The furniture was being removed into storage, and we had a contractor in the house who after a few minutes of polite conversation exalted me to read a book by David Irving. "David Irving the holocaust denier?" Queried I, thinking that surely he must mean someone else. But alas, he meant the very same. "That guy is a nutcase" said I, explaining how I had visited a concentration camp outside Prague once (Terezin), and that anyone with a skerrick of sanity knew that blokes like the President of Iran were hardly world authorities on unbiased interpretation of history. "It never happened" says the contractor with a straight face. Incredulous, I didn't think he would understand the unnerving irony that he shouldnt be having this conversion with a client when he was a professional oven cleaner.
It's been fun, readers. The last paddle to the bridges on a 10 degree morning saw the most spectacular display by the Swan River dolphins at very close range, almost like they knew it was ending for me. I probably won't be coming back to Perth, and I'll miss the days that you've all shared on this blog.


  1. Hi Blue, shame .. I just started following your blog not too long ago, admittedly as a lazy (wo)man's way to find the best paddling and breakfast spots in Perth....... What a surreal interaction with the contractor. Good luck in America!

    1. Thanks Eve. I've been humming James Brown for about a month now. I bought a very used sea kayak thinking that I would get year round use of that, but it really is slow (of course it has nothing to do with the engine), and the new V10S is out and well may be hanging under my porch soon. Narragansett Bay in New England is an awesome place - I live on the waterfront and have been catching so many very large fish that I even bought a fishing kayak yesterday! It's a beautiful waterway with unbelievable sunsets and my neighbors are awesome.

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