That, somewhat cryptic, headline refers to a song and a lake. Last night, the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. This ‘competition in music’ has been going on for as long as I can remember. It’s just a fun thing — you can’t compete in music — families get together and watch it, everyone has some opinion on which song/country should win. Over the years it has gotten more complicated and also many new countries. Most years I can’t remember one single song because I’ve felt as if they were all like … ‘chewing gum’, a few I remember … ABBA from 1974 with Waterloo, and two songs will forever stick in my mind for various reasons, I love them both: Wings of Love, with Olsen Brothers [Denmark 2000] and Gente di Mare, with Umberto Tozzi & Raf [Italy 1986].
Now, I could have watched it here on the computer, had I wanted to but I really didn’t care that much. Had checked out Sweden’s contribution (Euphoria, with Loreen), but I didn’t care for it at all. Followed it a little half-heartedly on Twitter, and to my big surprise Sweden won! I’m usually better than that, picking them, but it has happened before, that I’ve been really wrong. In any event … next year it will take place in Sweden, probably in Stockholm.
Today was a beautiful day and we went to Lake Utopia. When you drive south, towards the American border, there’s a big intersection where you get to Blacks Harbour if you turn left, and Lake Utopia when you go right. We had never been there before, the name sort of tickles your imagination, so we went there. It was nice … it was a lake. Period.
That didn’t take long, so we went on to Blacks Harbour. That’s where the ferry to Grand Manan leaves from, but we’ll do that another day. Going to Grand Manan is at least a full day event, and we’d have to start out earlier.
Next to Blacks Harbour was a cute, little place called Beaver Harbour. They had a lighthouse, I’m a sucker for lighthouses … and I’m not the only one!