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2013.04.21

April 26, 2013

After a grueling few days in the city of Boston, we had to get out of the house and away from the television for a while on Sunday; we loaded the kids into the car and headed north to Halibut Point.

It’s not a spot for swimming, but it’s a great place for walking, clambering around on big rocks, tidepooling (my kids call it rockpooling), and just generally enjoying being near the sea.  It’s been a couple of years since we last took a drive up there – I was pregnant with Larson, in fact.  So probably exactly two years.

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“Mama, it says seven and I AM seven!”

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There’s one spot just above the high tide mark where there are an assortment of cairns clustered together.  No idea why, but there’s nothing preventing anyone from adding to the display.  And what kid doesn’t like stacking things up?

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It’s really hard to convey the scope of this; there are probably 50 different cairns here.  It is oddly, wildly compelling.

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And calming.  Very calming.  The three of them spent probably twenty minutes stacking their stacks – two different times; once on the way in and again on the way out.

In the end, we made two additions to the installation.
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It was a lovely couple of hours.  Sunny, mild, quiet and happy – the perfect antidote to the stresses of last week.

 

 

 

 

 

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