Breath and the Sea


The Petchary came across a video recently of a surfer with the wonderfully gritty name of Garret McNamara, who recently found himself riding what is suspected to be the highest wave ever surfed. “Very mysterious, very magical,” is how McNamara described the 90 foot tall, dove-blue curve of water, fringed with foam.  The white track of … More Breath and the Sea

Night Song


Sleepless at three in the morning, the Petchary was eating breakfast cereal and reading a book (“The Riders” by Tim Winton – I will write a review at some point) when the song of the nightingale broke the soft silence.     The Jamaican “nightingale” is not a nightingale, but a mockingbird.  There is the … More Night Song