25 January 2011

Spirit On The Water

Rügen, Germany.
August 2010.

Two previously unreleased photographs.
The first picture was taken about an hour and a half before I snapped the second picture a few miles further down the coast. It was one of the most beautiful sunrises I've seen in 2010, and the best hike since my visit to Joshua Tree National Park in 2009.
Click here and here for more pictures taken on that day.

The roll of the wind
As we sail across the water
The roll of the sea
As we're taken through the night
The dimming lamp of day
Leaves the crimson foam and spray
Across the face of the mighty Atlantic

(C. & R. MacDonald - "The Mighty Atlantic")

Spirit on the water
Darkness on the face of deep
I keep thinkin' about you baby
And I can't hardly sleep

Life without you
Doesn't mean a thing to me
If I can't have you
I'll throw my love into the deep blue sea

(B. Dylan - "Spirit On The Water")

It's just a few more days until the end of the third semester. The fourth semester will begin in the first week of April and end in mid-July.

Although I still haven't written all of the essays I need to hand in before the 4th semester, I'm already busy researching excavations. So far, I haven't found any place where I could work. Most excavations don't begin earlier than June or July.

In addition, I'm planning to drive up to Kiel for a day or two. I'll have a look around Kiel's university and the AMLA, a study group for maritime archaeology. If I get in, I'm going to move to Kiel this year instead of next. The archaeological instute in Kiel offers a variety of very interesting projects, and I could already begin scientific diver training while I'm still studying.

Another big advantage of living in Kiel is that it's only four hours to Malmö in southern Sweden. There's lots of beautiful places all over the southern part of the country.

I've been living together with my two female flat mates for two months now, and I'm not gonna lie: I am a bit disappointed. 
Now I am the kind of guy who wants the place he lives in to be clean, and I always do the dishes right after I'm finished eating my meal. 
My mum raised me that way. I'm not spoilt; we never had a cleaning lady. 
The girls, however, are messy beyond measure. Moreover, they're loud. One of my best friends has three siblings, two of them younger girls - and yet I've never heard such noise on any of the countless and happy days I've spent in their company. 
I don't need to put up with anything!

On the other hand, we've got a lot of fun together, too. Let's see what decision I'll make.

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

"Life is the sum of all your choices."

In my opinion, the quotes above fit very well to this advertising campaign.

Yesterday, I discovered a wonderful Scottish folk group I'd never heard of before, called Manran. Since then, I've listened to their songs over and over again. For stunning photographs of Scotland, click here.

Last but not least: Of all the pictures I've seen today, this is my favourite, so I'd like to share it.

Now, if you excuse me please, I'll make me something for dinner.

Have a great evening!

- Dom


Anonymous said...

Armer Kerl :-)

tja ... so sind sie halt die Mädels.
Ich kannte einen, der studierte in Karlsruhe, und dessen Mitbewohner hatte eine sehr, sehr grüne Freundin. Und alle 2 Wochen entleerte er den Kühlschrank von Dingen, die biologisch eine gewaltige Dynamik entwickelt hatten :-))

Dominic Doherty said...

Tja... :-) Meine Hoffnung war ja, dass Mädels ordentlicher sind als die meisten Jungs, aber die Vermutung hat sich wohl als falsch herausgestellt...

Brooke said...

haha, i'm loving that ad campaign. i struggle with both sides lol. i know what it's like to be fed up with living with such habits! keep me posted though on what the moving situation turns out to be :)

have you heard about mark twain's autobiography that just was released? kind of cool with the fact that he instructed it would not be released until 100 years after his death. i need to pick myself up a copy :)


Dominic Doherty said...

I will keep you posted.

No, I haven't! That's amazing though... 100 years! He must've had his reasons for not letting any of his contemporaries read his autobiography. :-)

Babzy said...

Beautiful light in the first shot :) Thanks for the links , photos and music :)
Maritime archeology must be very interesting, you have nice project !

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you very much!
You're welcome - I'm glad you like all the stuff I posted.
Yes, it is! if I could begin diving training today, I wouldn't hesitate!

rockmetoharmony said...

Martha is one of my favs aswell! I haven't seen that movie yet but I'm dying to. I tried to find it once but I failed. But I will try again. And I guess that we would rock on a roadtrip, haha
The plan is to go back to Sweden in May and be there for the summer. After that I'm not sure if I'll be staying or going back or somewhere else.
The last email you sent me didn't work, I mean I couldn't read a thing :s It was just letters all around, kinda. If you were wondering why I haven't replied yet.

Dominic Doherty said...

Alright, sounds good! I'll let you know when I'm in your area.
No problem, I'm gonna try to send it again.

rockmetoharmony said...

Ah sounds like fun that :) so maybe I'll see you around.
Thanks, I'll check my mail soonish!

Dominic Doherty said...

Awesome. See you around then.

T. Becque said...

A beautiful scene. That light is gorgeous. Now who ever said girls were quiet and clean... :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you T.!
Well, hindsight is easier than foresight...