We've been back from our boating adventure for 3 days now. I'm slowly going through the many photos I took - deleting the crooked ones, of which there are many. It's hard to take a straight photo from a boat that's going up and down and sometimes sideways.
We enjoyed sensational weather. Morning clouds gave way to curved blue skies in the afternoon. Early in the day, the water was soft as silk and mirror clear. Winds came up in the afternoons, but by then we were usually tucked into a quiet anchorage and very comfortable.
The world is full of amazing things. Roaring Hole Rapids is the gateway to Nepah Lagoon. At slack tide, the rushing water seen above is flat as a mill pond and it's only then that small boats can enter the lagoon. The window for entering is about 10 minutes. Of course, once you enter, you have to stay until the next slack tide, about six hours. We didn't venture into this lagoon.
A short boat ride from Roaring Hole is another lagoon with reversing tide rapids - Overflow Basin. We anchored Solitude alongside the opening, and stern tied her to shore to avoid being pushed around too much with the current. The first photo in the collage was taken at slack tide and as the day wore on and the tide dropped, the falls became quite dramatic. The last photo was taken at lowest tide, the next morning after another rise and fall of the tide. You might notice that the big log seen in the first photos is gone in the last. It was dislodged by the tidal flow some time in the night.
One night we took the dinghy out for a short tour around another bay and saw a siege of Great Blue Herons. Isn't that a great collective noun? I think the herons felt a little besieged as we got closer, and took off in a flurry of blue.
I hope to do a few more posts about our trip - there are the bears to show you, and some First Nations villages we visited. I might intersperse them with other posts, depending on how things go.
This next week I get to do child care for two grands and am looking forward to that. It's supposed to be a very hot week. I've made fudgesicles, and Tim and I tested them this evening. I think they'll do. We'll be doing lots of water play, I think.
Tim's back to work tomorrow, and it's also our 41st wedding anniversary. Where do those years go?
Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Maggie of Normandy Life.