It’s been a long time since I last took a trip across to Vancouver Island.
The ferry slipped between Galiano and Mayne islands, then Prevost, North Pender and Saltspring Islands, yet still there were more Gulf Islands to encounter over glistening smooth waters until we reached our destination — Swatz Bay.
Rocky cliffs and stacks glistened against the blue of the Salish Sea and sky on this perfect day. On the open back deck it was refreshingly cool. I kept an eye out for seals and whales commonly seen in the waters, but on my sail, they remained hidden.