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05 Sep 09 We have our assigned boat back on the Island. It’s a windy day.
05 Sep 09 The south shore of Protection Island.
06 Sep 09 Looking west from Kanem bluff.
14 Sep 09 Today we boated to Port Townsend to pick up the larger boat (the Munson) from getting its new bottom paint. Here’s Lori driving our assigned boat south of the Island.
14 Sep 09 Here’s Peter bringing the Munson from Port Townsend to Sequim.
03 Oct 09 By 3 Oct 09, the thousands of gulls on the Island, save one, had left. This gull hatched weeks later than the other gulls and its parents left it on the Island too young and weak to fly away. We fed it for two weeks before it also left the Island. Feeding any of the animals on the refuge is prohibited, but FWS saw no harm in us feeding this one little guy who’d been left to die.
13 Oct 09 Jim Hayward, seagull biologist and university professor, was visiting the Island for three days and we walked the north shore of the Island together. It was the first time Lori & I walked around the north shore.
17 Oct 09 Looking from the porch southeast across the Strait to the mainland. It was a fantastic day with the fog rolling across the water and over the mainland.
05 Nov 09 Island waves looking west on the south shore.
14 Nov 09 While on the Island we looked for a home to buy in Pahrump NV. (We’d made a quick turn-around trip to Pahrump in October, put an offer on a home and didn’t get the home.) On a second trip Peter took this photo of the mountains between Pahrump and Las Vegas.
14 Nov 09 This is the Pahrump NV home we settled on and ended up buying. (We moved into the home in April 2010 after finishing one year on the Island.)
13 Dec 90 This photo looks from our cabin living room window south across the Strait, into Discovery Bay and across the hills to Mt Ranier. Mt Ranier is 104 miles away, as the crow flies, from the cabin.
25 Dec 09 We celebrated the birth of our Lord, Christmas Day, in the cabin, after spending 22-24 December with Peter’s brother John and the Davis family. This photo shows the dining and kitchen areas of the Island cabin.
26 Dec 09 Here’s the south shore of the Island from the bluff looking southeast to the Island harbor and Violet Spit..
26 Dec 09 In the much-cooler winter, we walked and drove the Island roads at least once a day. It was a special treat having liberty (during the winter only) to walk the non-road bluffs and shores without limitation. This photo looks west into the Olympic mountains from the north bluff of the Island.
26 Dec 09 The north shore of the Island. The cool, crisp, clear air in winter, with the lower sun angle and higher contrast made great photography. This photo looks northeast along the north shore.
26 Dec 09 The north shore at dusk looking west across the Olympic mountains.
26 Dec 09 The north bluff looking east across the Island. The north bluff, and the landmark water tower near the south bluff, show in this photo.
30 Dec 09 Looking north to the cabin from the south bluff.
29 Dec 09 The Island harbor looking west from the boat dock. As the sun set and the contrast set in, it was a lovely sight.
31 Dec 09 Restricted from feeding the gulls on the Island, Lori couldn’t help feeding them once from the John Wayne Marina Harbor parking lot. On this super windy day, the gulls stood on the roof and around the car as Lori slipped crackers through the window.
01 Jan 10 From an Island road near the south bluff looking north.
06 Jan 10 We loved the often-colorful sunset skies when we headed to the Island from business on the mainland. This photo looks from the Strait back to the Sequim area and over the Olympic mountains.
08 Jan 10 This small submarine tender moored at John Wayne Marina when not on a mission.
09 Jan 10 John Wayne Marina.
09 Jan 10 Sunset on the Island looking west to the old water tower and the mainland.
31 Jan 10 Looking north to the Island from the Strait.
16 Jan 10 The Dungeness lighthouse miles west of the Island.
16 Jan 10 Looking east across the Island with a rainbow.
21 Jan 10 As we left the Island for a quick driving-trip to our just-bought Nevada home, the winter winds had driven logs, branches and debris into the harbor from the mainland south of the Island. Lori’s hair is blown back on her head in the strong south wind.
22 Jan 10 We’re in Oregon starting the second day of our quick trip to Nevada.