Thursday, May 23, 2013

More Magic from Lopez Island

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get to this next chapter on my trip to Lopez Island.  Terry and I have been cleaning up his place and re-arranging so that I can move in.  Yesterday was the big day. 
The storage unit is not large enough, and we now have a small house crammed full of furniture and boxes.  We will get this all arranged, it's just going to take time.
So, below is the last hike of the day.  This is the trail leading to Shark Reef.
Have you ever been somewhere that just grabs you?  It's like you have come home, you have found the place you came from.  Mystical and spiritual, Shark Reek affected me in this way.  I did not want to leave.

If you click on the picture below, you will see the sea lions.  They were mostly sleeping in the sun, but a few were being playful in the water.

I've never seen sedum growing in the wild before.  The rocks here were covered with it.

When we returned to the house, we had a beer and sat there, planning on digging some more clams, but our bodies just did not want to move another inch.  I finally commented that it was not a requirement that we get more clams.  We had plenty for now.  Terry breathed a big sigh of relief, and we went off to a local restaurant for dinner.  Below you can see sunset from that restaurant.

All good things must come to an end, and Sunday morning found us at the ferry dock, ready to travel back to the mainland.

That night, we enjoyed the fruits of our labor, steamed clams.

We froze enough to make clam chowder on another day.

1 comment:

Pat said...

Looks like a very nice, peaceful place. I'm not a seafood person, so the clams didn't do anything for me, but I did enjoy seeing that beautiful scenery in your photos.