Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A PICTORIAL (mostly)...

Leaving Victoria last Thursday, this military helicopter came down low beside us at Cattle Point... I thought, "Wow, we get a military salute for leaving town..." LOL.
It was flat calm and sunny the whole trip -- the biggest issue was getting across the ferry lanes at Schwartz Bay ...
Here is our new 'home' ... looking up from the dock... (and the property goes off to the left in this photo as well)
There's a local 'harbour authority' dock wedged in between our marina and the ferry ...

Looking down from the house... (the Wind Walker is to the right of the sailboat, left centre)...
Out to the bay ... the view with the ferry IN...
.... and with the ferry gone...
Being 'tucked in' behind the ferry terminal like that will cut down on the nasty south-easters that blow in here in the winter.

To the left...
.. and to the right is a bit of an 'alternative' community:
... where a few folks live 'below the radar'.

This is the driveway in to the house .... the marina is below the bank almost dead centre in this photo. And from the house, here's the view out of Fulford Harbour, looking back toward Schwartz Bay and Victoria ...
We've already had a visit from a friendly neighbourhood otter...
... and we've seen mink and eagles and kingfishers and oystercatchers so far.

I have no reception at all right at the marina, but yesterday we cruised out to Russell Island Marine Park and I have great reception here! Russell Island is less than half an hour from our dock, and it's beautiful ... when we arrived, the Pacific Swift was anchored here -- like being greeted by an old friend! Here's a link about Russell Island ... and another one. (When I was taking this picture last night I realized that those are the Olympic Mountains in the background .... the same ones I've looked at from Clover Point for the last seven years!)
You'll be happy to know that much knitting has transpired! First of all I've completely replenished the Wind Walker's supply of dish cloths...
I also finished the 'Branches' test knit lace socks - I'm calling them my Fulford socks, though, because I finished them as we pulled in to the harbour, and I'm keeping them for myself!
I'm also almost finished another pair of 'plain jane' socks for Michael -- and I have a new shawl that I'm designing on the needles.

Here's the sunset we watched last night ... this is the view from our anchorage here at Russell, back in to the Harbour -- our dock is behind the point of land almost directly under that setting sun!
I'll post more updates as I can .... all's well aboard the Wind Walker, again. :-)

5 comments:

0521kt said...

What a wonderful place you have landed in. So happy for you.

Esther V. said...

WONDERFUL BLOG...always enjoy the pictures you include...

Louisa said...

So glad you guys are settled again. And in Fulford too! How lovely! Wishing you all the best there.

Grace said...

super best wishes for your new home, I hope you have many many hours of happiness there!

Teena in Toronto said...

I love being by the water!

Happy blogoversary :)