Last Saturday, my friend Kim and I caught a ride with my husband Van to Cross Sound where he was going to fish for a 3 day King opening. We took our kayaks and got off the boat at Elfin Cove and paddled over to Granite Beach on George Island and camped for 3 nights.
On Sunday our friend Jane boated over from her home, a very special place that you can read about here, and spent the afternoon with us.
Here's sweet Jane.
On Monday we paddled around another island (Three Hill) which took most of the day. Fantastic weather.... sun and not much wind, and the tides were right. Here's Kim thinking about going through the arch. She didn't.
We stopped at a couple of beaches and explored and had lunch.
Here we are at the far end of the island watching nesting cormorants on the cliffs. Weird sounds coming from them.
A 20 minute walk from where we camped took us to this cannon which was part of a military installation protecting the northern entrance to the inside passage during WWII. There were also some remnants of buildings.
And here is an overlook from one of the trails. For years I've passed by these islands in our boat and never saw them from the inside... quite a different experience.
Many pleasant hours were spent on the beach. A humpback whale was in the cove much of the time.
Oh yes, I also did a few sketches.
And now I'm home getting the garden planted and my little gallery ready to open and a zillion other things on my list. And we're having a heat wave. I'm sure we must be breaking records with the weather this year. It has hardly rained at all since I came back home a month ago.