Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hope Island

We spent three days on the mooring buoy, riding the wind-generated waves, while I completed a work project.  Yesterday, things aligned when I wrapped up the project and the sun came out!  In our rush to FINALLY get off the boat, we didn't bring the camera!  And while hiking, Al say's 'there's a deer not twenty feet from you."  So I immediately stopped, and it took me a couple beats to find him, but there he was staring back at me, not startling at all, even when I said "Hi, Little Boy" to him (he had a couple of nubbins on his head).

We have been communicating with our friend and fellow boater/blogger, Hira.  The South Sound are her home grounds.  We had hoped to meet up with her while she did a recent tour of Peter Puget's exploration of the South Sound, but we ended up on a surprise visit to Portland instead.  Yesterday Hira emailed to find out our location, and came down on the flood tide.  We were sitting on the island and watching a boat coming and Al spoke exactly what I had been thinking:  Could that be Hira?!  We had a good evening sharing steaks and conversation.

(check Hira's blog at:  http://shatooshandpashmina.blogspot.com/ )

As Hira, Shatoosh and Pashmina 2 left this morning, we took photos of each other.
After morning chores and a facebook hit, we packed up some snacks and went back to the island.  No deer posed for us today.  


It doesn't show in the photo, but we had a view of Mt. Rainier.

The picnic table didn't have a backrest....


2 comments:

  1. A great time at Hope Island, company, good food and grog. Lt. Peter Puget

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  2. Al, it was good to see you and your kids again. Wish you could have been there Kristy, but I understand you wanting to spend as much time as possible with your kids and grandchildren.
    Brian

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