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Speedy conclusions, bears, and distant homes

Hi yawl!

So, let’s wrap up the BM story and move on; shall we?

Well, Saturday I also went out exploring lots of art – I chanted in a double dodecahedron installation in the desert, and generally just had a wonderful time. That Saturday night I was sooo tired though from not sleeping more than 2 hours in the last 48 that i actually had to go to sleep right after the man burned [so I missed the oil rig burn/explosion].

Most of the story has now been told; the remainder was simply beautiful – another incredible sunrise on the desert, such a wonderful place!

Hi yawl!

So, let’s wrap up the BM story and move on; shall we?

Well, Saturday I also went out exploring lots of art – I chanted in a double dodecahedron installation in the desert, and generally just had a wonderful time. That Saturday night I was sooo tired though from not sleeping more than 2 hours in the last 48 that i actually had to go to sleep right after the man burned [so I missed the oil rig burn/explosion].

Most of the story has now been told; the remainder was simply beautiful – another incredible sunrise on the desert, such a wonderful place!

I think I forgot to mention I also went walking along in the desert with my green silky outfit + fish head, that was a real success!

After the festival I had no idea where I was going; Bibi and I split paths, she went to stay with her new [un official] boy friend, a friend of our from our camp, and I went to stay with Nick.

Nick was a real sweetheart, and it was really nice to get to know his wife Marij, daugther Ashley and son Colin. With Nick’s magic sports-car-keys in my hand I went off to Yoesmeti with only a couple of names in my journal for a potential link-up with some of Brady’s friends [another friend of mine I met in NZ and then again in Burningman this year].

When I got to Yosemeti I got in for free and then searched for the workers area where Brady’s friends were. when i finally found it, it was very dark outside, I walked into the common kitchen and asked… ‘is anyone here called Katherine or Colin”? They shook their heads… then I said. “hmmm, well I’m a friend of Brady’s and- ” I didn’t even get to finish the sentence, all the girls in the room looked up and smiled and said [with quite some passionate love-tonage] “ooooooh Brady!!!!” – ok, I knew I was in good hands now… one of the girls offered me to sleep on the floor in her room [i had my camping gear incl. my self inflating matress] – sweet! Yosemeti on a budget + a whole group of new friends!

Here I met some very nice people from all kinds of difference places in the states, many from inland places like Milwalkie, Tenesee, Kentuky, Idaho etc. Quite a new experience for me.

The first day I hiked on my own, and then after that I went on a road trip with two girls to Monolake and some hot springs, the 3rd day I went on a 2 day hike/camp with another girl.

Every day was another skinny dip in another beautiful body of water, and on one day a bear actually chewed through my bag in search of a late lunch snack! Eeik! fortunetly my bag was only minorly damaged; the bear was quite surgical at removing my food and sucking my water bottle dry! My sneakers have a tooth mark/hole in them from where his jaw went between my pack; a little souvenir!

Then I went to Big Bassin to camp on my own for a night, a red wood forest along the coast – north of Santa Cruz, and then I went to the permaculture intensive / symbiosis festival – as mentioned in my previous post.

Now I’m in Portland. I’ve been here 3 full days, today will be my 4th full day. I’ve been making a huge amount of friends [i have about 12 new phone numbers already in my address book!] and not one moment of my days is spent wondering what to do [thus far, cross fingers]. The people here are very friendly, it’s bizarre I’ve only been here 3 days and yet I could already see myself living here quite easily.

There are some con’s about the place; it’s a city, and it’s suposedly quite rainy in the winter – but nature is very close by; yesterday, for example, we went skinny dipping in some natural hot springs with a group of 6 of us [2 guys and 4 girls], followed by a crazy birth day party [you couldn’t eat the finger food – someone had to feed it to you; and all the men had to be topless once the second cocktails were making rounds…… disco fever kicked in, erotic spanking of the birthday girl… hey, this is america – people like these sorts of things!]

The first night I ended up square dancing for hours at a cool alternative eco farmers market. It was soooo much fun! Who would have thought, square dancing? I danced for hours with Sara [Lindsay’s room mate – from the house where I am staying] – it’s so silly and making mistakes is probably half the fun!

Thursday night I ended up at an art-walk. Every last thursday of the month all the artists gather on this one street and sell their work + bars, shops etc. are all open late. I’d forgotten my sweater somewhere and I was fortunate enough to get someone to style my dreads vertically into a cone head + two girls lent/gave me a sweater to wear… I was quite lucky.

I’ve also met one girl I potentially like, her name is April. I’ll probably see her on Monday to hang out, no idea yet if we will be more than friends; all I know at the moment based on my first impression is that she is nice and I’m looking forward to seeing her again.
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After the weekend I plan on doing a road/camping trip around Oregon for about a week, maybe longer. I think I can rent a car for as little as 15$ a day – which would make road tripping very affordable! I’ve even posted an add online to see if anyone might want to road-trip with me; split costs etc… we shall see!!!

Ok, my laundry is done – and there is a big market going on today I’d like to see; I’m still quite tired from the all-night jam session I participated in, I need a nap! but I’m on the works!

Oh and btw, Lindsay lent me a bike that is just insanely pro; its a hybrid redline 1,800$ [new] bike! I’ve never been on such a light frame – fast bike before in my life! Funny how I am currently materializing sports car’s and sports bicycles in my life!! My feet are good to me,

With love from the Pacific coast line,

Oh and new photos from BM and Yosemeti are uploaded in the first photo album:

New photos

Sebastian.