Vashon Island, just a ferry’s ride away from Seattle, is and always will be my ultimate sanctuary. Frozen in time, nothing ever really changes there – not the landscape, not the picture-perfect sunsets, not the row of stationary bikes taking in the view of the water, not even my 92-year-old grandma. Vashon somehow seems like a parallel universe where everything slows down and moves with the tide. In fact, I often spend my days there measuring the hours based on the shifting sea. Relaxation is inevitable.
I’m thinking pictures might get the point across a tad better than words, so without further ado, here’s handful of shots from my recent trip.
Never a dull sunset.
Clams I dug from my grandparents’ beach. I’m pretty much a professional clam-digger.
Peonies in the garden.
I moved the crab’s rock. He wasn’t happy about this.
Ukulele lessons – the strum-in is tempting, but I think I’ll pass.
Life ring or peace sign?