Monday, September 30, 2013

birthday adventure

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.
"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging,
 and it's very difficult to find anyone."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

It was my birthday; a day for adventure.
And though it may not have been everyone's first choice for a relaxing Saturday,
we all squeezed into a taxi, and headed for Samal Island.

The taxi driver left us at a little alley-way along the main road,
and we followed a narrow path through an ocean-side market area.
Clockwise from Top L: sorting tomatoes/ cart full of spare parts/ the butcher/ neon fish
 This man (above) pulled a huge chunk of ice through the market
using a metal vise-like tool.

We passed children playing, ocean-front homes, and a family hanging out the Saturday wash.

At the end of the path, Mark bought 40-cent tickets for each of us, 
and we boarded the passenger ferry.

Boys toting tiny packs of peanuts and squid crackers vended their wares to ferry passengers,
and the man in the seat beside Mark instigated a deep discussion about the persons of the Godhead.

But this was just the beginning.
The real adventure was yet to come.

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. 
-G.K. Chesterton

Stay tuned for more of our adventure next time!


Betsy said...

Love your quotes. Those pictures are pretty adventuresome! I'll stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the rest of this! Even this first part is an adventure.

Beautiful Becker Feet said...

That's what I call making memories. I love the first quote on this post.