Monday, July 11, 2005

Anchoring in the Mountains


Anchoring in the Mountains, originally uploaded by macatay.

Tennedos Bay, Desolation Sound

Traveling in this part of coastal British Columbia, our anchorages are generally less than five miles from mountains of 8000 to 10,00 feet. It feels as if we are anchoring in the mountains, as each bay or cove is ringed by cliffs. It is difficult to comprehend the scale of things, especially when the tallest peaks are wreathed in cloud, and appear and disappear during the day. We can spend hours contemplating some immensely tall mountain nearby, only to discover, when the weather clears, that just behind it in the distance there are much taller snow capped peaks and ice fields. It is almost too much to absorb, so I settle for drawing the nearby cliffs and boats.

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