The seaplane ride was everything I hoped for: quick, comfortable, and incredibly scenic. Also, pretty darn cool.
A view from the cabin, with the construction site in the foreground; in the background, the dinner table, set for a sunset supper.
Some snapshots from the island.
The air was warm, and the water...freezing. I made the foolish mistake of promising the Bäck kids that I would swim with them, and being a person who takes such commitments very seriously, swimming it was. I'd say it was 13°C (55°F), tops, and thus not very pleasant. However, I can now proudly say that I have swum in the Salish Sea—that's gotta be worth something, right?
A quick, yet lovely getaway. Thank you, Ollie and Nancy!