The Riches of the Sea

Tonight we went for dinner at a local cafe with a book swap. On the shelf was this beauty:

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Yes! Copyright 1973. I immediately grabbed it and began to read aloud (sorry Tim). The photos, in their grainy 70s splendor, along with the word choice and stellar font, are fantastic. Some highlights:

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“The greatest riches are those of the heart…”

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Solar and wind power!

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“The consumption of raw fish is repugnant to most Westerners, but once they try sashimi, their distaste usually turns to delight.” Agreed!

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“But like all old friends, she too has her limits…”

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So cool.

Tim and I agreed that the book was reminiscent of middle school library encyclopedia volumes. Turns out Cousteau has twenty volumes in this series! I left it on the shelf for others to enjoy and I will keep an eye out for its companions.

Shortly after leaving the cafe, Moz and Foz sent this view of Corporation Beach:

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“…the sea is capable of literally flooding us with aesthetic and intellectual joys.” -JC

Have a good weekend!

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2 thoughts on “The Riches of the Sea

  1. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever” – Thank you both for posting all these great pictures! I look forward to the next update in my mailbox!

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