"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Alaska and Canadian Rockies

I am returning to blogging after a holiday in Alaska and the Canadian Rockies , a marvellous experience which I can heartily recommend to everyone. The wild and untouched wilderness we saw was simply breathtaking and foaming water racing down gorges brought to mind the words of Coleridge in Kubla Khan
And here were forests ancient as the hills,

Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.
But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!

1 comment:

  1. In his inimitable fashion, Coleridge conjures up a picturesque and erotic vision which given the mind blowing nature of the Alaskan and Canadian landscapes is no doubt fully justified.

    However, what is even more amazing is the ability of an Engineer to see it in this light and then pair his vision to such a literary masterpiece. Is this ability the product of advancing years, which as we all know tends to mellow ones outlook, or is it a contribution from the truly feminine member of the traveling team?

    Teejay
    Gold Coast Australia

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