Monday, August 04, 2014

Out to Sea and Back Again



I sit on my couch, freshly showered, washer and dryer humming away and wonder how I can convey some of the wonder and beauty we've absorbed in the past five days. Tim's sister came over from Alberta and the three of us headed out in Solitude for adventure on the water. Tim and Janet are sitting on the front deck in the above photo, enjoying the views and chatting while I steered the boat. 
 

We spent the first day on Saturna Island where we had lunch at the vineyard. It's such a beautiful setting with the grape vines in green rows marching down to the blue water. 
 

An evening walk to Boat Passage in Winter Cove where grasses glowed golden against the dark water. Visitors are often surprised at how dry our islands are in the summer, given that we enjoy endure a lot of rain the rest of the year. The islands are very rocky, for the most part, with little topsoil to hold moisture. 
 

Boat Passage from Solitude at 6:50 pm, looking east. It seems I show a lot of photos of the water/land/rocks/etc. and I hope you are not getting tired of seeing them. 
 
Annette Inlet, 6:48 am

The water is most still early in the morning and late in the evening. Photos are so one-dimensional - I wish you could push a button and smell the morning freshness and slight salt tang, feel the oh-so-gentle rock of the boat and warm sunshine, hear the birds busy about their duties, and trail your hand in the cool water. 
 
Sunset in Conover Cove off Wallace Island

We meet other boaters along the way and everyone is friendly. A gentleman who has traveled and sailed all over the world says that these, our Gulf Islands, are the most beautiful. Treacherous, too, with often wild and unpredictable currents. Beauty and treachery hand in hand.

I'll be sharing more photos of our trip and am looking forward to catching up with you and seeing how August is beginning for you. 


23 comments:

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Lovely images Lorrie!
Like you, I am in full on laundry mode after our 4 days onboard Waterlust.
Annette Inlet on Prevost Island is one of our all time favourite anchorages.

Pondside said...

No, I don't think I could tire of images of that sort! Beautiful!
It sounds like you had a lovely time with your SIL who will go back to Alberta with wonderful sea-going memories.

ellen b. said...

So so lovely. How wonderful that you have a whole and different living space to go out upon and enjoy. Land and Sea...

Vee said...

That is high praise from one who has traveled the world. Your photos capture the beauty perfectly. One gets a sense of the peace that you experience out on the water.

Cheryl said...

Lorrie, with your words you have "pushed that button" for me and drawn me into your world of Solitude.

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

A little slice of heaven Lorrie.


Madonna
MakeMineLemon

Maggie said...

There's no way that I could ever tire of seeing the beautiful scenery of your islands. It was a joy to share just a little part of the trip with you.

Marigold Jam said...

Absolutely stunning. I can almost smell the pine trees and feel the water as I trail my hand in it you have described it all so well and those photos ....well they are wonderful.

Elizabeth said...

I never get tired of your photos, Lorrie. They are so evocative...and make me long to revisit that area

Helsie said...

How lovely it all looks Lorrie. Glad you had a nice time.

Rettabug said...

I don't know how anyone could get tired of seeing these beautiful glimpses of your pretty world, Lorrie! Your descriptions are wonderful & I can almost imagine myself floating right along side of you. Thanks for taking us along!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I sense the pride you have in sharing this beauty with family, and us.
Gorgeous and peaceful looking.

kyllimarjaana said...

I love your photos! and I love this beautiful HOT long summer.

Mary said...

Oh Lorrie dear, will never tire of looking at your beautiful pics of the scenery there - thanks for sharing your islands with us.

Mary x

My Little Home and Garden said...

Seeing such beauty is good for the soul, Lorrie, as you would well know. What a delight for your visitor!

Karen

lindaakacraftygardener said...

What a glorious way to spend a few days.

Marilyn said...

I will never tire of these beautiful sights. They are each and everyone just beautiful. How I wish I could be sitting there quietly enjoying the fragrance and beauty. Amazing!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like you had a lovely, peaceful, relaxing time. It is so hard to capture what we feel in images. Yes, I did pack a lot into our month long trip in the States. Much to see and do in Colorado and New Mexico. I come home with loads of laundry to do when we take a 5-7 day trip elsewhere in the world, but thankfully, in the States I was able to wash as we went and did not come home with a mountain of laundry. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like you had a lovely, peaceful, relaxing time. It is so hard to capture what we feel in images. Yes, I did pack a lot into our month long trip in the States. Much to see and do in Colorado and New Mexico. I come home with loads of laundry to do when we take a 5-7 day trip elsewhere in the world, but thankfully, in the States I was able to wash as we went and did not come home with a mountain of laundry. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

Storybook Woods said...

Well granted we live in one of the most beautiful areas but you add the summer we are having. I bet it has been amazing. If you ever dock in Poulsbo, let me know!! Clarice

Poppy said...

Stunning shots, Lorrie, of the gorgeous Canadian frontier! The reflection of the forest of trees takes my breath away; I could never grow tired of such miracles!

Happy August!

Poppy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Peaceful, wonderful, beautiful :)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What great shots! Every one.