Monday, August 6, 2012

Cortes Island Life...

Wow! What an island experience John, Gingee and I just had! We went to John's cousin's fifteen-acre farm property on Cortes Island for five days! What began with a bit of culture shock . . .

we stayed in a little one-room cabin with only cold running water,
we took showers outside in water warmed by solar energy,
we did our business in an outhouse...

Annie and David's little summer cabin on Cortes Island.

We showered with the bamboo!

ended in less than a day ...
because within a day, we were fully warmed by the beautiful sights on Cortes Island and by Annie, David and Noella's hospitality (not to mention it was really hot over there)!

Boy and boats on beach at Mansons Landing.
The dock at Squirrel Cove.
John and Gingee enjoying the breeze at Squirrel Cove.
Our last dinner at David, Annie and Noella's included fresh vegies from the garden.

And here we are with friend Andy having
cookies and tea at the beach on our last evening together.

Just before sunset at Mansons Landing.

Evening boaters at Mansons Landing.

What is your favorite island memory?


  1. What a great experience in a wonderful part of the world. Gingee, you sure are lucky!!!

  2. I've never been to Cortes - it looks beautiful.
    I guess my best island memory is of Quadra Island, and seeing the dolphins come in so close that I felt I could have touched them.

  3. Sounds as if the visit was very memorable with new adventure. Pictures were very nice!

  4. Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  5. what a fabulous place to visit..back to nature!!

  6. What a fabulous place - wish I could escape to an island for a while!

  7. Beautiful photos, great vacation, interesting.

  8. no island memories, but I have lived within 10 miles of the beach my whole life, when young it was the beach at Savannah Ga now it is the East coast of Flordia. my most fond memory is my hubby and I in our first 5 years of marraige we spend every day we had off from work on the beach at Johns Pass.
    your pup is precious and i like the last shot of today pics

  9. Those are some seriously gorgeous photos!

  10. What a lovely place, and energy efficient, too!!
    Happy Tails and Trails, Penny, TX


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