|model of Rock Island|
We registered for a remote camping site, about a mile away from the dock, past bushes loaded down with raspberries and thimbleberries. Dan and I had visited the island in '94 and were eager to share it with the girls, but honestly, until we actually sat down on the ferry, I wasn't sure how happily they were going to participate in the carrying of supplies and setting up of camp. Once we were afloat with our backpacks, however, they were happy, happy, happy. Hard not to feel like it was a very special place. I also took it as a good omen that as we docked I looked up to see four huge white pelicans soaring over the boathouse. Wow!!
|helleborine orchid (Epipactis helleborine)|