My father taught me at an early age that if ever I was lost in a wilderness area, to remember the words from a song by Bob Nolan ,”…somehow it leads me home if I just follow the stream.”
Creeks and streams flow into rivers on their journey toward the ocean. Gnat Creek, above, is representative of a source.
Two shots of Crescent Creek. The first is taken at its source, Crescent Lake where it rushes into the channel and then farther downstream, as it flows through the countryside.
Throughout my life I’ve lived near streams and rivers, from my Spokane, WA birthplace, to my current home in Vancouver, WA where Salmon Creek (below) is a half mile away.
And then, there is the mighty Columbia River which flows by my hometown on its way to meet the Pacific Ocean, just south of where I’m “staying in place” at my condominium in Long Beach, WA.
At the mouth of the Columbia River spanned by the Astoria-Megler Bridge in the background.
“Run, river, run to the sea
Water always wants to be free
Run, river, run over me
Water, take away my memory”
Wishing everyone safe harbour in this time of shared pandemic crisis.