A Whistler Air Beaver seaplane; (part of, and sporting Harbour Air colours and operating a Salt Spring Air route…I think I’ve got that right) has been prepped by the dockhands and is ready for the first passengers of the day. In the background, the School District 64 (Gulf Islands) water taxi Scholarship is heading for Sturdies Bay on Galiano and Miners Bay on Mayne Island to pick up students and bring them back to Salt Spring Island for the day.
During the last couple of weeks on Salt Spring, most early mornings have seen only brief breaks in the cloud. This particular morning was quite dull at dawn. So I had lots of time to watch the log in the photo above pass by under Fernwood pier. The tide and currents were surprisingly strong and the path the log took was also unusual. This would have been great intel in my sailboat racing days!
Heading home along Walker Hook Road (photo free), I noticed the sky opening up a bit so I stopped the truck and scurried down to the shoreline. This was taken from the Maliview area towards Active Pass.
A picturesque Salt Spring mountain stream.
A special Sunday still life. A moving still life actually.
The stream is at its absolute best during this mild, wet winter. This image is much more detailed than can be seen on the web. High quality prints up to 5 feet tall or more are possible. Please contact me if you would like to purchase a small or large print from this image.