Never, Never Land
Desolation Sound is famous for its spectacular mountain vistas, but also for its warm water which is great for swimming - the water here today is 73 degrees. We are anchored in Laura Cove which has room for a half dozen boats. This weekend, by coincidence, all the other boats here have kids aboard - lots of them - and most of them are boys. About a dozen boys between the ages of seven and seventeen.
Laura Cove also has a rope swing hung from a big old fir tree that leans out from the steep shore. All day on this warm sunny Sunday, there have been boys swinging out on that rope and leaping into the water, boys riding around in dinghies, boys dangling from boats, boys climbing on rocks and pushing each other into the water. It reminds us of Peter Pan, of Never, Never Land. There is one girl, about twelve, and she leaps further and climbs faster than the boys, so we figure she is a modern day Wendy.