Bondi Resort Blog

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Over the Shoulder

Someone asked me, Where do you get ideas for the Blog?

Well, dare I say they just come to me?

As did this one -- found along the shoulder of Hwy. 60 yesterday.

You have to admire the folk who pause to build inuksuk (or if there are a several of them, in the plural,  inuksuit) in the most unlikely places.

This is not a Muskoka tradition. Our First Nations neighbours didn't build these. They are more native to the northern regions, from Alaska to Greenland, where they served as markers for navigation or notable places in a landscape that, delicately stated, lacked for hills and lakes and trees that could serve the same purpose.  The huge stunningly lovely sweep of that northern terrain lent itself to the construction of these structures.

Not that that has stopped folk from adopting these little rock cairns built to look like people just about everywhere.  These, built to copy the human form, are more correctly called inunnguaq.

This one left me laughing.  We christened her "Victoria" for obvious reasons. However, we were left having a heated debate over the origin of the word 'Brassiere".  Enough said...

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