Wednesday, April 16, 2008
After a good paddle (and some hot coffee), we beached it and looked for arrowheads and other artifacts. Cam, his daugther Chelsea and I are fanatics for this stuff. We found a few chippings on a beach nearby. I'll show you my collection sometime.
Here's the cool bit. Upon landing back on my beach, we found this great spear point (click on it to see the detail). Nice start for the new canoe. It needs a name still by the way - the canoe, not the tip. Suggestions?
Canoe is made of wood
and the spear... woodchuck, spearchuck
Am I stupid or what? Hahaha
very nice you three! I'll have to reflect on it (not meant to be a bias to Claire's suggestion)...
A name for your canoe? I would never presume! (Plus, I lack the imagination to even attempt...)
Utah - hey, the political climate here is that even our right-wingy-wingers like Obama. We're drifting the wrong way these days, but still pretty social-democraty. Health care is given to everybody - in fact bitter people get good drugs and visits to the massage therapist.
This year, our province included acupuncture as an insured service.
I have no name suggestions. I'd have to meet your boat before I could even begin to contemplate that.
Ever think of starting up a commune in Canada for all of us fed-uppers here?
All "male named" boats are doomed, Utah Savage, Titanic being a fair example of thus.
If the canoe would be called "Arrow", there you go, same destiny.
But "Arrowhead" is OK, "down there" and "up there" combined, pricks and brains on an even platter per say...
My 16foot sailboat is called "Florina", borrowed from an adventurous girl who jumped from rock to rock in the Swiss Alps. So she is (both, the girl and the boat, though the boat has some advantages).
As for Utah, fresh water will run out sooner than you think. Time to sell your colonial and move to Canada. They seem to like liberal hippies like you on their shores.
Personally I made the choice to "come close" - living part time on an island in Maine.
End of rant.
i found 2 spearhead blanks in the garden of my previous residence, while breaking ground for the greenhouse. of a very dark, smooth stone - not quite obsidian - that a rock hound tells has been traded across the continent, and may originate in the northeastern U.S. i had a silversmith friend twist some silver wire about them and set them on cords, to make them into pendants for my daughter and myself.
I like Arrow, and perceive it to be genderless, as languages with a genderless 'it' allow us to do. YMMV
Shadowmoss - thanks for visiting! Yeah, I like that Nilson song too - yeah, maybe some of us are longing for the 60's... Arrow is good.
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