Abram Was Here
...In the Woods and on the Water...
An Expedition Log and Gallery of Quests
What do you say when you write with no words?
feel a song thats never been heard?
Its not what you do, Its how you do it
Its not what you got, its how you use it.
You be YOU and I'll be ME
Its just a matter of style; I cant fake it.
mile after mile, feeling free...
Not by might, nor by power; but by my spirit
Move with intention, dream with care
Well done is better than well said
I saw that ! ~ karma
Whatever happened, happened for good
Be a blessing to the world
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods...
I love not people less, but nature more ~L.B.
A solitary person cannot be abandoned
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~Aristotle
if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” – J. P.
A person is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone. ~H.D.T
I love my canoe. Nothing in the material world has cost less; nothing has afforded me more opportunity to flee that world.
...because the more we under-stand the truth of our world, the better we can coordinate
well with it. ~DAVID, Mississippi River Thru Paddler
The minute I heard of love, I started looking....
looked all around the world; what else was I supposed to do?
Try to believe me when I say, I love you so, cause I'd rather ever after
Dosn't everybody know; LOVE takes a lifetime ~Its a beautiful day
How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you; longer if I can.
How long will I want you?
As long as you want me too, and longer by far.
Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive;
Tryin not to confuse it with what you do to survive.
Isnt it a long way home?
All the uglinesses of the world can best be forgotten in the beauty of nature! ~?
A conscious experiment in living!
Look for the good in everyone
...For afterwards a man finds pleasure in his pains, when he has suffered long and
wandered long. So I will tell you what you ask and seek to know... ~HOMER
...But these are human things. The point of it all is OUT THERE; a little beyond that last rise you can just barely see; hazy and purple on the sky. These pages are windows. And windows are to see through... ON THE LOOSE, RUSSEL
The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness, and of a freedom almost forgotten.
~SIGURD OLSON, Boundary Waters canoeist 1956
….the age of the canoe is not gone; it’s just different. the canoe is no longer a vehicle of trade and commerce. Instead, it has become a means of venturing back into what is left of the natural world. It’s true there isn’t much left to be discovered, but there is much to be rediscovered about the land, about the creatures who live there, and about ourselves. Where do we come from and where are we going? There is no better place and no better way to follow this quest into the realm of spirit than along the lakes and rivers of the North American wilderness in a canoe.
~ BILL MASON , Path Of The Paddle
...To get a feel for what this country is like today; its land and its people. I think im getting a pretty good idea, and I like it. .... I believe most people have such dreams; They need to reach out, and in reaching out you grow, you learn, and you find out you can do things youre not sure you can do. Something with experience development, we all get a great deal of satisfaction out of. Others with dreams, reach out; try it. It can be done! ~VERLEN KRUGER, Ultimate Canoe Challenge
"The voyage often begins near headwaters, or on one of the rivers tributaries. At one place after another the hopeful boatman lays over for a spell, until disillusioned, he lets his craft be caught up again by the river's current, to be carried like driftwood, farther downstream."
~HARLAN HUBBARD, Shantyboat
“I’m not trying to be the first or the fastest or the farthest or the oldest or anything like that. I do it for the fun of it,” ~BILL NEDDERMAN, distance paddler
Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. ~JOHN MUIR
To Quiet ones mind in the woods of the world ~Abram
Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. ~Da Vinci
When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come. ~ DaVinci
There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes ~BLUEFEATHER of the PCT
"Work is love made visible" ~THE PROPHET
The canoe both develops and is propelled by will power and effort
Love many, Trust few, Always paddle your own canoe ~ OZARKS RIVER RATS
To Live Simply, That Others May Simply Live
Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing. – Henry David Thoreau
When in doubt, keep the open end up, and the pointed end forward. ~?
“For an old man, a canoe is ideal; he need only sit and move his arms.” – ?
Old man, take a look at my life, im a lot like you... ~Neil Young
Happiness is paddling a canoe on the river of life. ~?
Half the paddle, twice the paddler. ~?
Had I done it alone by canoe I might have boasted a little.
~Sergeant Farrar, first vessel to circumnavigate N. America
In the end, its not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years.
Inspire the uninspired, wake up the soul! ~The writing on the wall along the Lower Mississippi
If we viewed the world as a wishing well, rather than a restoration project, we all only need to
toss in a little change. ~?
Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ghandi
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent Van Gogh
If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand. ~Buddha
"Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit." ~Ansel Adams
May your search through Nature lead you to yourself. ~Author Unknown
Im only looking for my only one im looking for
“If some one loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows in all the
millions and millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at
the stars. He can say to himself, ’Somewhere, my flower is there. . . THE LITTLE PRINCE
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature’s way. ~Aristotle
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" ~ Jesus
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
~THE LITTLE PRINCE'S FOX
On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, and to obey the scout law.
To help other people, at all times. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. ~BSA
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent ~BSA