For most of the year, we live surrounded by the greens and browns that dominate the forest around our Gulf Islands home.
But in the summer, when we’re travelling up the BC coast on our boat, blue takes over. Water, waves, surface currents, tidelines, distant shorelines, mountain ranges and sky: together they form a multi-hued blue landscape, stretching out ahead and rolling out behind like a long, delicate tapestry.
Blue on blue on blue: it’s a look I love. The variations are subtle, but having spent a lifetime boating on this coast, I find these layered landscapes beautiful and deeply comforting.
Perhaps it’s why I’ve always thought of blue as my favorite colour.
We’re off the grid for most of the summer, with only occasional access to the internet. I’ve scheduled some new posts to appear during that time and welcome, as always, your comments – but it might be awhile before I can reply.