Life is a journey filled with journeys and in every journey there is passage … and in this in-between there is discovery to be beheld if we just move our focus from front to side and back. Indeed, I’m often struck how different the world looks behind us than when viewed going forward.
In this passage, I was travelling by ferry from Rivière-du-Loup across the St-Lawrence river to Saint-Siméon and as most passengers either looked at their watches or stared into the silver waters at the small minke whales and dolphins which escorted us on our crossing, I looked behind at a swathe of gulls which glided above the ferry’s wake in search of fish. With the wind pushing them forward, they seemed to hang in the air as if tied to the ferry itself and I started snapping photos in this chance moment. Apologies for the blurry picture below … but it provides perspective on the passage itself. The close-up was the prize I sought.
All text and images © Dale Schierbeck
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