28 thoughts on “Howe Sound”

      1. Nothing wrong with kayaks on rivers! Or ponds. Or lakes. Or bays!
        The Okanagan Valley was part of my trip home from Alaska – ferry Haines to Prince Rupert, then inland and down to Seattle. Long enough ago to be before blogs!

  1. You weren’t too far from Anneli there, Lynette. It’s very pretty there. I do love the ocean, but I’ve recently come to discover I’m more attracted to mountains and rivers. I’ve never been there, but the Vancouver area seems to have everything . . . ocean, mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls?

    Have a nice weekend.

    1. No, it’s not far. My home in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia is about two-three hours’ drive away from Anneli. I like the mountains as well, and the Okanagan has easy access to both mountains and ocean. In fact, almost all of B.C. is like that – ocean, mountains, lakes, rivers, and yes, waterfalls; it’s pretty amazing. Your Washington state is a lot like B.C. If you have the chance, come for a visit; you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

    1. Right? I was born next to the Atlantic Ocean, and I think it’s in my blood (of course, we all originated in the ocean). I have a “lapping waves” app on my phone that I use for falling asleep. Like you, I worship the ocean. 🙂

  2. The Pacific Ocean is, without a doubt, the world’s greatest thrill ride.
    In September, 1980, there were two typhoons knocking heads in the open sea. My shipmates and I had the pleasure of threading the needle between them.
    I stood my watches on the bridge at the time and it was kind of like the beginning of “Gilligan’s Island”. There was no staying on course. Even at 563 feet in length and a little over 8000 tons, we may as well have been riding in a bottlecap. We rode the storm for three days and, even after the rain and lightning stopped, the seas were so high it was hard to do anything for the next couple days but hang on.
    When the sun came out, waves or no waves, it was glorious. With the bow pointed into the waves, the ship would pitch into the trough and make a huge green splash followed by a rush of water up the forecastle, which would break on the gun and missile launchers.
    HOT DOG!
    There were other nights when the sea was so calm it looked like an unbroken sheet of shiny black plastic. Engine of destruction that it was,, those evenings on the Merrill (DD-976) were some of the most serene and peaceful I can remember.
    I guess this is a “Yes”.

    1. That’s an amazing experience! 🙂 I didn’t know you were navy. Army over here. 🙂

      I was once on a three masted schooner in very windy conditions with high waves. I was one of the few who weren’t seasick (motion doesn’t bother me). It was fairly intense at times but nothing like you’re describing. Other days were extremely calm.

      You should do a post about your navy experiences (or maybe several). 🙂

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