Puget Sound Ecape

 Christina peeks at the sun breaking through the rain. Blake Island, Washington - Fujifilm XE-1, XF35mm, ISO 200, f/1.4, 1/1000. 

Christina peeks at the sun breaking through the rain. Blake Island, Washington - Fujifilm XE-1, XF35mm, ISO 200, f/1.4, 1/1000. 

Christina and I towed our little Catalina 22 sailboat up to the Puget Sound for a long weekend to ourselves. Light was fading as we put in at Tacoma, closing off a long rainy day of travel. After a night in Gig Harbor we headed North to Blake Island for two more nights.

Blake is an absolutely magical place! The rain broke enough for us to stretch our legs on occasion, but we really didn't mind hanging out inside the boat next to the toasty propane heater, reading books and gently rocking to the motion of the water.

As we headed back toward Tacoma the clouds began to break up, rays of light cascading down onto the ocean. Amazing. 

Light rays over the Puget Sound. A fitting verse I think. Tacoma, Washington - Fujifilm XE-1, 18-55mm @ 18mm, ISO 400, f/13, 1/4000. 

Our 1976 Catalina 22' at a quiet late season moorage. Blake Island, Washington - Fujifilm XE-1, 18-55mm @ 34mm, ISO 200, f/4, 1/250. 
 

Deer are plentiful on Blake Island, and quite conditioned to having folks nearby. Blake Island, Washington - Fujifilm XE-1, 18-55mm @ 55mm, ISO 200, f/4, 1/500. 

This old heron carefully guarded the moorage. Blake Island, Washington - Fujifilm XE-1, 18-55mm @ 55mm, ISO 200, f/4, 1/500. 

Coming around Vashon Island, Washington - Fujifilm XE-1, XF35mm, ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/4000. 

Partly cloudy, with a chance of magic. Tacoma, Washington - Fujifilm XE-1, 18-55mm @ 36mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/1000.  

Smooth sailing. Tacoma, Washington - Fujifilm XE-1, 18-55mm @ 18mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/1000.