On day fourteen + 2 we remain here on the island. The plane is still in repair and the weather is due to change today from bright sunny skies to fog, with rain arriving later in the week which will delay us further. One could become annoyed with this delay or simply enjoy each moment and keep yourself open.
During this time of year, Sable Island is full of life. Many species of plant are thriving and blooming, horses and harbour seals have given birth and raising young, herring gulls, greater black back gulls, savannah and ipswich sparrows have hatched young, and grey seals are finishing their moult. Common, Arctic and roseate terns are also nesting. These birds are truly regal, elegant in their stature; and this is relevant to our current situation on this island:
“Elegance here means appreciating things as they are. Things as you are and things as they are. There is a sense of delight and of fearlessness. You are not fearful of dark corners.” Chogyam Trungpa, Ocean of Dharma: The Everyday Wisdom