October 18, 2011
Orcas Island, Washington
The ferry to Orcas Island was a calm and smooth ride. The sun was setting and the light was soft. When I arrived, the light was gone and the next day brought the wonder and beauty of the island to my senses. We stayed at Heartwood House to begin a retreat with Vicky B. White. A short walk to the village brought us into the beach area. I climbed around the drift wood and rocks exploring the beach. I have a great love of beaches. And to be on another during the first light of day, sends my spirit soaring. The moisture created a beautiful shine on all of the vegetation: medrone trees, evergreens, holly, asters, and more.