The world is divided into two parts: the sky and the land. The sky is above and the land is below. The sky touches the land everywhere. The land touches the sky everywhere. The sky is the same size as the land. People live in between sky and land. What happens in the sky determines what happens to the people and to the land. Sun, rain, wind. But the people can control the sky by dancing the right sort of dance and chanting the right sort of chant.
I had to get up and go over to the bushes by the tent about seven times last night – once for every cup of coffee – so I didn’t get a lot of sleep and got a late start, but the going was good today. Hardly any wind, except for a couple of hours when it got up a bit, and warm and sunny – wearing shorts and t-shirt for the first time in a while.
I don’t know why they call this place Moose Jaw but they do. I haven’t asked though. Maybe I should ask the waitress the next time she comes to refill my coffee – I’m on the third cup now.
Just got to Regina, Saskatchewan and picked up the repaired laptop from the bus depot here. It’s great to have it back. I’m going to update this blog with some notes I’ve been making in my notebook over the past few weeks, so scroll down…
I saw some horses. On one side of the road three horses in a small field – small enough that you could see the fences around it. They were gazing across the road. At first I thought they were looking at me but then I saw behind me a larger group of horses (10 or 15) in a much larger field – a field whose boundaries I couldn’t see, but I guess it must have had boundaries. I don’t think they were wild horses. They showed no interest in the three across the road who were staring at them as they walked in single file up to and then along the fence by the road.
Still in Winnipeg. Still don’t have the laptop fixed so it’s going to be posted on to me and I’ll pick it up in Regina, Saskatchewan, about a week’s cycle away.
See the LegJoints Cycling Canada page for previous comments since I wasn’t able to post here.