|Going out --- or
from the sea ---
it is Point
Bonita and its
Immediately beyond Point Bonita, seaward,
infamous "Potato Patch" (Four Fathom Bank) ---
where silt deposited for millennia by the Bay & its
inland tributaries has formed a shallow bar (in
places only four fathoms deep) subject to extreme
tidal turbulence ...
Many ships have sailed around the world
only to go
down here. And when the bar is breaking, the
fishing fleet will approach Point Bonita before
making its determination, whether it is possible to
get out at all ...
Point Bonita is thus a liminal space in
and archetypal geography of this region. From
this Point, one will journey into an increasing
sense of danger, adventure, or homecoming ...
From here, passage through invisible depths
channels will be granted or denied --- all based on
elemental forces, largely beyond our control ...
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