Tag Archives: Lopez Island


a special burn……….

“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”~Henry Rollins 



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some days……

There are some days when I think I am going to die from an
overdose of satisfaction.
                                                                        – Salvador Dali


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How the light gets in………

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything …….That’s how the light gets in.

~Leonard Cohen

English: Leonard Cohen


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Sunsets, Sunrise and Boats

Sunsets, Sunrise and Boats

Since I love sunsets and sunrises with boats….I thought I would post a few of my favorite ones.  They always bring back such fond memories of warm summer evenings or crisp autumn mornings….

Smoke is rising from the chimneys and drifting in a lazy stream across the bay on this crisp fall morning........

A warm summer morning.....all is calm

One of my favorite boats.....the Ferry to anywhere!

Leaving Lopez at sunset.........

Even little boats are

Tug boats too......

A "Negative Value" Home port...Kirkland.


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the San Juan Islands, WA…a weekend on Lopez

the San Juan Islands, WA…a weekend on Lopez

Wild flowers and driftwood…two of my favorite things.


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This was a great spot for agate hunting….the beaches on Lopez for the most part have rugged and rocky and some places very steep terrains. Like some of the other San Juan Islands, Lopez is more suited for campers, hikers, and bikers and less of a ” shopping tourist island”.

Known to all and loved by most on the island….Roy, my good friend’s father, was one of those “special people” I’ve had the privilege to know. An inspiration really, living his dream on the island, restoring antique automobiles and doing what he loved. After his stroke he had to leave his beloved Lopez Island…his many friends from the island ferried across the sound for long visits and from all parts of the country … flooded him with phone calls, cards and gifts.     A life well lived…rest in peace Roy…you are deeply missed!

and the ferry heads to Friday Harbor……


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