Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Pelee Island, Ontario
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I showed my birth certificate at the Sandusky, Ohio ferry terminal, ascended and sat in the top, outside level of the boat, destined for a small retreat at Pelee Island. I was surprised to see the swift response by the Afro-American devotee couple, Avadhuta and Agnihotra, to come and join me after my invite just hours before.
We sailed under myriad-blue-toned clouds, caught a breeze from Lake Erie’s kindness, and chatted with the couple. Once settling ourselves after docking, we drove in their van around the entire island, measuring its distance. It is 23 kilometres riding the coastal roads. That was great!
We stopped in at an outdoor café for a custom-made, vegetarian pizza (no other option). We were pleased to meet the cook, Riki, a devotee of nature who had met members of our crew last year. She has been reading the “Bhagavad-gita,” Krishna’s divine words. She is the wife of Matthew--who has to work on the mainland--and is the mother of Camilia, age nine. She teaches yoga, by the way, to some of the residents on this island which has a population of 125 in the winter (expanded in the summer).
Truly it’s great to be in a place where there are no billboards and no lamp-posts. You can see the stars in the sky, and tonight in particular was unique, because you could maximize your meteor-gazing. I bumped into a couple and scared them to death with my presence in the dark. They had counted over one hundred meteors shooting in the sky.
May the Source be with you!