photos by Jon Merk
Jon and Zenny were on the north-east side of the Island when they took these shots. The play of mist and fog, light and water, along the ocean, always fascinates me with its ever-changing beauty.
In Telegraph Cove a pod of orcas surfaced not far from their small zodiac.
That's its fin on the right behind the big ripple
Now they are in my territory, on the west side of Vancouver Island, camping on the ocean overlooking the Broken Group Islands. Sigh. Be still, my heart. The beauty of these photos pulls me like a magnetic force to the beach the beach the beach.......
Mussell Beach, and the weather has been holding wonderfully for them. They are having such a glorious time!!!!
Jon calls this shot Moonrise over the Broken Islands. So beautiful.
This weekend, I will hop in the car and join them for a trip to Kelowna, where Jon grew up. Then they will carry on home to Regina, and I will visit the relatives for a few days, then make my way home via Vancouver, where I will visit with Jeff. A lot of travel for this homebody. Prying me out of my nest is rather like root canal work. However the lure of the day with Jon, Zenny and Smokey, and that familiar and beautiful scenery over the Hope-Princeton, a trip I made so many times in my younger days, and I could not resist.