Sunday, August 15, 2010
scenes from a hot hot saturday
a series of pics from yesterday, when it was too hot to do much of anything, really. above is the view from quadra island back toward vancouver island. mountains obscured by haze/smoke, and not the slightest breeze to offer relief.
discovery passage. if you look carefully where the land meets water, you can see hundreds of sport fishing boats fishing for pink salmon near the entrance to the campbell river.
the sunset seems much more intense through the haze. it could just be from the heat, but it seems more likely it is more smoke coming over from the forest fires in the interior. for more details on this weird phenomenon, read kate's post.
the ten minutes of cool breeze on my return journey on the ferry were the best i felt all day. i am not cut out for this heat.
normally this view, as i drive back down the island, showcases snow capped peaks of the coast range. but here you can just barely see the cruise ship moving north and a bit of the lowlands.
a bit clearer as it got darker, and looking west instead of east again. moon rising over mount washington.