Photo: Natalie Menacho

These are photos of some of my favorite moments, so far, from our trip around the San Juan and Gulf Islands this summer. Click any photo for a larger view. I hope you enjoy them.

Me aboard the historic steamer Virginia V.

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Carmana moored in Seattle’s Lake Union. Virginia V in the background.

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Leaving Lake Union via the Washington Ship Canal

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Getting passed by the ferry at night on the way to Bainbridge Island

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Sunset in Ganges Harbor, Saltspring Island

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A swan comes by for snacks in Ganges Harbor


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Natalie and Carmana in Conover Cove on Wallace Island.

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Carmana stern tied in Conover Cove.

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The sun setting over the Trincomali Channel off Wallace Island.

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Carmana moored off of Chemainus on Vancouver Island.

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Natalie making dinner aboard.

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A seaplane threads the anchorage in Roche Harbor.

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The deer on Jones Island are very tame…

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…and this one even tells Natalie a little secret.

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Hiking on Jones Island

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Party at Golden Tree Hostel, Orcas Island

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A schooner slides by near Stuart Island

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Anchored on the north side of Jones Island

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We got engaged on Wallace Island

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Hanging our sign on Wallace Island

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