This is, as the kids say, straight out of the camera – that is, if you were standing next to me, in front of the house we were staying it, this is how it would have looked to you.
The hills and mountains on Marina Island, Cortes Island, and in the distance on the mainland were a constantly changing, beautiful backdrop. Ravens and Bald Eagles came by all the time. A lone humpback whale came by a couple of the mornings we were there. Ridiculous.