Sunday, July 23, 2006

Bute Inlet Water colors


Bute Inlet Water colors, originally uploaded by macatay.

Waiatt Bay, Octopus Islands Marine Park
N50°15.85
W125°13.60
This morning, on another incredibly clear day, we sailed back down the Bute Inlet with a following wind. Again, we were dazzled by the endless mountain ridges and peaks of granite and glacier, and by the good fortune to have wind to sail.
I spent most of the morning trying to capture the odd water color caused by glacial melt and mud in the outflow down the Inlet. In case you happen to track these things, the best and truest results came with mixes of cerulean blue and raw sienna.
Today is perhaps the hottest day we have ever experienced on the coast of British Columbia. Nearly everyone swam in the salt water to cool off. We suspect that our loved ones south of here and elsewhere may be even hotter.

2 Comments:

Blogger owen et al said...

Just beautiful!!

I have a great photo of LT and Mark I'd like to give to you (or at least email). Let me know where to send!

Cheers,
~ Sydney et al

July 25, 2006 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Carrie Musicant said...

Ahoy Catherine and Lloyd,

Scott and I were thinking of you as we were watching the sailboats take anchor at Lizard Island near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It sounds like you're having a beautiful time and your paintings are reflective of that beauty. Take care of yourselves.

Carrie & Scott Musicant

July 26, 2006 5:05 AM  

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