Monday, April 06, 2015

Out on the Water



Choppy waters and clouds on Saturday morning gave way to sunshine and smooth seas by noon. Russell Island, not too far away, was a great choice for our first boating outing of the season.  


On the more exposed south-east side of the island, waves rushed against the rocks, white foam subsiding into blue. 


Out in the channel the beaten metal water reflects light and cloud. In the distance a BC Ferry slips behind an island enroute to Victoria.
 

Driftwood lies on white shell beaches. Its crevices fill with bits of broken shells and stones that change places with every flow and ebb of the tide.
 

Tidal pools are fascinating places, filled with all sorts of sea life and the detritus left behind when clams and mussels are eaten by birds and other creatures.
 

A smaller ferry passes by enroute to Salt Spring Island. Soft focus moss in the foreground covers the rocks. 

After walking around the island (more photos to come later), we headed back to the boat for lunch, enjoying the lulling motion of the waves and the warm sunshine. A perfect start to spring and summer.

Linking to Mosaic Monday hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage. 

38 comments:

Elizabethd said...

What a gorgeous blue the water is. How lovely to be out in the boat!

Pondside said...

How beautiful our islands are! I am missing home but know that I will miss the little ones when I leave tomorrow. There is nothing like the blue sky and blue water of our coast.

Sara D.B. said...

Beautiful, refreshing views and photos!
Our waters are still covered by the ice. *sigh*
Have a great week ahead!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Simply gorgeous pictures Lorrie!
We are so fortunate to live where we do and to be able to hop over to these wee little anchorages and go ashore to explore...have a wonderful week!

Mersad said...

Really gorgeous photos and coastal scenes.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Connie said...

What a lovely way to spend a spring day . . . and you had some sunshine!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us.
Connie :)

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images of the water and coastline.. Looks like a pretty day to be out on the boat too. Have a happy week ahead!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is a perfect outing to enjoy on a Spring day! Love your photos and it's fun to look at what shells you see on the shore! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Dewena said...

Very nice! This armchair traveler loves posts like these where I can experience the beauty you live near, all from the comfort of my chair. Really good photography!

podso said...

Sounds great. And I wonder if that sunshine and the lulling motion of the boat lulled you into an after lunch nap!

ellen b. said...

What a lovely outing!

NanaDiana said...

You make me miss our boat! Those are great pictures. What a beautiful area...and I can feel that gentle rocking under my feet right now. xo Diana

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Your photos sure make me want to hop on over to visit Victoria.

materfamilias said...

Beautiful!

Vee said...

A great way to begin the boating season!

Marilyn said...

I love your first adventure in the boat for the season.
Oh, tidal pools just delight me. Dreaming soon of walking
on the beach near Port Townsend and searching for beauties\
on the beach.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a nice outing on your boat, with such pretty pictures. You're so lucky to enjoy the water and live so close, Lorrie.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning photos - that blue sea is outstanding. Love all the photos and it sounds like a perfect outing.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful blues- the water, the sky and then to be outlined in foamy whites and scattered shells.
Such a marvelous way to ease into the beginning of Spring.
Happy Easter Monday!
Jemma

Seawashed Living said...

What a beautiful outing. The water is so blue in your second photo! You live in a beautiful place. To be surrounded by water gives life to our being I think.

camp and cottage living said...

Such a beautiful spot, Lorrie! Have you always lived in B.C.?

aimee said...

Lovely, peaceful blog post today Lorrie! I truly enjoyed it:)
Blessings, Aimee

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

How lovely Lorrie.
Isn't it wonderful getting back on the water after the long winter.
It looks like a such an interesting harbour with little inlets beckoning discovery.
I enjoy fossicking on the beach and investigating the rock pools too and I always seem to come home with both pockets full of flotsam and jetsam!!!

driftwood said...

oh it looks so beautiful. x

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Thanks for taking us along on your first boat ride and excursion Lorrie. The tidal pool looks like a place for collecting odd bits and shells.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Jooles said...

You live in a magical place!
love Jooles x x x

ann said...

Hello Lori, here I am at the bottom of the list. I always enjoy your water photos because I am a water type person landlocked on the prairie. Could you remind of which body of water you have photographed? I can imagine you speeding across the waves, salt air in your hair. Such fun. Have a fine week.

handmade by amalia said...

Lorrie, I can smell the fresh, clean air all the way to here! What a place you live in.
Amalia
xo

Sheila said...

What a lovely destination for your first trip out this season. I'll look forward to seeing the rest of your story. Hopefully we can get together this summer . I would really enjoy that. I'll keep in touch.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a nice Easter weekend outing!

Pamela Gordon said...

How nice that you could get out boating already. It looks beautiful around those rocky shores with so much to see that the waves bring in.

bj said...

O, what a delightful place to be....and your photos are just beautiful

Joyful said...

Love your photos on the water. So pretty where you live.

Cheryl said...

Ahhhh...the boating season has begun! Looking forward to traveling along with you again this year. (Vicariously, of course.) :)

Kathy said...

Beautiful photos and love your descriptions too. What a nice way to enjoy this wonderful season.

Stephanie said...

Hello Lorrie! I was just visiting the lovely Deborah and read about the magazine swap you hosted :) It is such a joy to stop by and read through your blog - you have a beautiful site!

I am a happy new follower of yours and I look forward to visiting again. Have a splendid weekend. Hugs! Stephanie - The Enchanting Rose

handmade by amalia said...

You do live in the most wondrous place.
Amalia
xo

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful photos. It must be wonderful too see land from the water. And so many beaches to stop and play. Clarice