Erik van Mechelen

March 7, 2021

Mid-day snack

West of Paia is a reef pool at Baby beach.
Swam there. 
A gentle current not unlike a training pool,
Protected from waves, only a few spill over.
And the view:
Beyond the nearby rocks, 
Past waves breaking, 
The eastern hills of the west crater;
A four propeller plane banks southward,
Against the clouds,
Which hover about the unseen upper reaches.

After we played in the waves at Baldwin, 
We walked the angled beach,
And take a snack before heading west,
To the part of the island
Shaped like a human head
(If viewing from above, or on a map.)