Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Thar she blows

It's been a long time between blogs, and I don't have a decent excuse. I've been wondering if I'm not just temperamentally unsuited to running an actual blog. I enjoy contributing comments to other people's blogs, but for me as a writer, blogging feels uncannily like exposing the process to readers: the little man behind the curtains furiously tugging on strings. Or perhaps it's simpler: I don't have all that interesting a life.

I could mention that the whales have arrived in force, breaching and blowing, basking, making thunderous love. Trails of sand track the inshore area, now a busy labour ward as the midwives close in and the big males circle to keep off predators while the calf is born -- great whites are multiplying in this area, and they are very hungry. But I haven't managed to get one usable picture. So that's a bit of a crock.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the Vapours. I may just post on the odd occasion when life actually happens. Or not. I'll probably still hang around other folks' campfires. See you around.


Blogger Wyndham said...

You enjoyed posting that, didn't you Dave?

10:59 AM  
Blogger hendrix said...

"I don't have all that interesting a life".

and the rest of us do?

12:39 PM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

I must apologise for the multiple posting, and no, I didn't do it on purpose. It's bloody Blogger. I tried a few times (obviously) to publish this post last night but Blogger just hung there. Since I didn't get any "published" message, I'm baffled.

This tends to reinforce my current ennui.

8:01 PM  
Blogger cinnamon gurl said...

Hee hee: Bloody Blogger.

Delurking to say that I enjoy your blog and wish you would post more. I like reading about what's going on in SA as I have many inlaws there and I really loved my visit there in 2005.

You actually write a lot like my father-in-law.

12:21 AM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

Hi Kate
Your father-in-law is obviously an accomplished writer of taste and discernment. I would like to post more, but see gripe above. Hope you make another trip.

8:50 PM  

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