Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The essentials



I've gotten it down. I know what food I can eat, how long it will last, and I've figured out sailing by myself, anchoring by myself, and there is plenty of room here for me.
But I'm starting to want to share my day with others. Its a small island that I live on now, and I'm excited about coming back to seattle for a few days, and playing at Gnarly Gnines. (frisbee tournament, for those who didn't know)
What I am saying is that there is so much beauty to see in a day, and the time is perfect, but I'm getting a little lonely.
So here is my relief, I'll share some of the things I've seen over the past few days.
I left Bellingham Monday morning, and made it to Anacortes, then stayed the night, and continued on Tuesday to Smith Island. I've been past the island many many times, but never actually stopped there, so this time I did, and wow. I saw something like 10 eagles, 4 nests, Harlequin ducks (first picture), all kinds of shorebirds, and there was a really neat old house with a dead bald eagle in it. They are HUGE. There is also a really cool grass that grows over the island, and I was wading through it . I like wading through grass. Here's a picture of some of it waving in the winds.
There was also a tower that has a bunch of weather instruments, and I climbed it and had a nice view of everything.
I saw a plover or something that I couldn't identify, but it looked kind of cool...
I also took some more videos. We'll see how they turn out...
This one is about sailing alone...
video

And once I got to the jungles of Smith Island, I took this one:



video

2 comments:

Ric said...

I think that mystery bird may be a Ruddy Turnstone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruddy_turnstone
Did you see it turning over any ruddy stones?

Andrew Osborne said...

Love the shots of seeing Altair anchored offshore with White Knight on the beach. #thatswhatcruisingsallabout!