Phew! I'm finally here...we arrived on our old sloop last night during the Storm, weary and tired from battling the Wind and Waves. But I heard there was Land for sale here, and there was only a short window of opportunity.
We anchored in a Bay, just down from where the sales office was situated, and I climbed the old stairs up the Cliff (I was quite winded when I reached the top...age is not just creeping up...it's there!) and plunked my dollar down.
I am now the proud owner of five acres of Land overlooking the Ocean with its own private beach. Life can get no better than this!
Oh! I've forgotten to introduce myself, through all the excitement. My name is Marion. I write for a blog called Herbal Connection, where I explore Shamanism and Reiki and talking with Animals and sharing my dreams.
We'll be living on the sloop for some time. It's not as old as it looks...we've fixed up the interior so that it's warm and cozy, albeit small. Plenty of room, however, for visitors and the proverbial cup of Tea.
When you visit, please don't be intimidated by my Animal friends who stay with me. They're not always around, but people have been turned away by Wolf, even if he's just laying around on the deck in full slumber. He's big, and he's intimidating, but he won't hurt you. To the initiated he's always visible, but if he's not when you visit...well, it'll only take awhile.
Owl and Eagle are usually only on the sloop at dinnertime. They have their own lives to live...they come when I need them.
And Spider...well, she's usually in the corner weaving her Words...she's an amazing author, very prolific. I have the greatest respect for her.
I'm going to be hiking through the property for awhile, before I build the house. There is much here, on this wild, Forested Land, to understand and recognize and Know.
For instance, I was not sure if the Land was serviced, but it seems it's not a problem. There is a small Lake at the very top of the Hill behind us, with a running, burbling Creek, which empties itself into the Ocean. I was told it was great Water; it had never run dry in recent and not so recent memory. So that's one thing off my mind...Water is the staff of Life.
I hope the house will be built soon. It might be difficult to find a contractor, with everyone building their homes. I'm lucky in that Graham, my partner, is a Journeyman Carpenter. He'll take up the slack, I know, and our home will be built in no time at all.
Our two Dogs, Lucky and Nate, love the beach and all its tiny tidal pools. Lucky got nipped by a crab...I'm sorry if his howling at the pain of it all disturbed any of our neighbours. (By the way, they get along very well with Wolf...he mostly just ignores the two, but sometimes even our lofty Wolf must play.)
I'm really looking forward to meeting you all, and exchanging plans for our homes. What an incredible neighbourhood this is...so many diverse personalities!
So please, come and visit us in our old sloop. I promise the herbal Teas and amazing pies will be right up your alley!