Friday, July 02, 2010

Island in the Sky

On our last boat trip on the Georgia Strait, we stopped by Mitlenatch Island. In the language of the Kwakiutl First Nation people on Vancouver Island, it's name means "it looks close, but seems to move away as you approach it."

As we were approaching from the north it not only looked like it was moving away, it looked like it was rising into the sky.

In the Coast Salish language the name means "calm waters all around." And the north bay did give us a calm anchorage so we could explore on shore. -- Margy

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing those images. A picture is worth a thousand words!

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  2. Mmmmm!! B.C. waters, makes me want to go take a ferry ride!! Thanks for sharing these pictures, it reminds me of going home to Victoria and all the sites you see on the boat on the way!!

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  3. It does look like it is rising--even in your shot. Great history too. MB

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  4. Lovely photos of Mitlenatch! It is such a mysterious, lovely little Island. The photos of the water in front of your boat makes me want to jump right in. I can't tell you how many times I've seen the water look just like this...so inviting and...almost loving, to me.

    I love your ocean shots, Margy!

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  5. I love Middlenatch Island. Love the photos!

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