|Blake Island is one of our favorite places. But this is not the view you like to see when you have 6 people cooped up on a boat, three of them kids aged 6, 8, and 10.|
|Blessedly, the sun came out on Wednesday afternoon! And what do boys love to do?|
Throw rocks, of course.
|And make faces at Grammie! But he's got such a CUTE face...|
|It's nesting season for killdeer -- is there a nest nearby?|
|The kids are not stopped by the HUGE puddle under the play structure. |
Madalyn loves the zip-line-like feature.
|Sailing Vessel Carlyn is in the area. At dinnertime, the crew adds a lot of color to the view.|
|One of my favorite subjects.|
|The kids are delighted to watch the raccoons. Casey even got a photo of one climbing onto Viking Star. (This is old hat for us, but it's a thrill for the kids)|
|The next day there is still sun in the morning, so Casey and I and the kids head for the west point. |
It's fun to explore at low tide.
|The kids try to look as bored as possible while they take a rest.|
|We brought snacks, but that didn't keep Madalyn down for long!|
|Milo and Casey|
|Evan and Madalyn|
|Dig dig dig!|
The next morning Papa and I begin to ready the boat to go back to Bremerton while everyone else is till in bed. It doesn't take long for heads to pop up, though. Micah DOES meet us, and we DO go to the Navy Museum, and we all have lunch together before we all go different directions -- Miramontes back to Hillsboro OR, Micah to his place, and Al and I take Viking Star to Poulsbo for a gathering with the Cascadia Sailing Association.
|A passer-by takes a group shot for us!|