Tuesday, September 22, 2009

PREVOST ISLAND

Prevost Island is mostly still privately owned (and most of it is a working farm owned by the descendants of the original owners), but a few coves on the north end have been acquired by the Gulf Islands National Park Preserve. We anchored in one of them, James Bay, and dinghied over to explore the next one, called Selby Cove. The James Bay anchorage:


The view from the beach:

The abandoned orchard...

And its bounty...

Some of which came back to the boat with me... :-)

Michael went ashore a few times to knock apples down for the many deer we saw ... I took what I thought was a great picture of a buck looking up appreciatively with a lovely red apple in its mouth, but the light was lousy and it didn't turn out at all!

We took an evening inflatable ride over to Selby Cove while we were anchored there -- I think it's the first time we've ever shared a beach with cows!

The view 'out'...

And the evening light...

As you can imagine, while we were anchored there, I knit 'fast and furiously' to keep my mind occupied. It didn't work -- but in two days, I got nine hats knit for the CommunityKnitters.com Christmas charity drive!

In our call to Sri yesterday, he said that Susan's heart may be failing now, and she may not have long to live.... that would be, to me, the classic definition of 'a blessing in disguise.' I'll keep you posted...

4 comments:

Esther V said...

AMAZING AMAZING photos Marilyn...
and yes, the message of the last picture of the dark clouds hanging over you at this time with Susan came thru loud and clear....my heart goes out to all concerned.

Hi from the Monday knitters!! fun group.

Grace said...

my nightly prayers are still with you and your dear friend Susan, I will be away for a few days but will keep my prayers going

Robin said...

This is Penny
Pictures, Knitting, Apples, Deer, Water, two people on a boat, away from home, yet at home in their own beds, everything happening now.
Not having to be looking after other things right now.
I truly believe you two being there may be doing Susan and her loved ones a lot more help than you may know.
I wish I knew how to email you so everyone couldn't read it. But that is okay.
Keep being in the moment and looking up. Penny

nicolaknits said...

A very sad time for you and your friend Sri....knitting must be good therapy (9 hats in 2 days, my gosh).