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
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.