Mini-tsunami !

Vagabond gave a jump this morning... also I did; we didn't understand. My heart missed a beat. A giant wave broke open the hull of the boat, mixing everything inside, taking all away... even us! In a word, this was how I experienced the first seconds of a mini-tsunami, still in an ethereal sleep. I was only just dressed up, on the deck, I could see the dogs braced on their legs looking at pack ice, though still. The glacier at the other side of the bay was weathering in a furious uproar... and the wave went out by a hole through the ice under the boat's stern. As a matter of fact, it's hot in the sun. It gave wings to "Maurice", our goldfish, who was allowed to go out of his bowl today, and to tickle the clouds. (transl. EB)