Tuesday, May 18, 2010

From Gig Harbor!

Yesterday afternoon came and we realized that we had everything done that needed doing before we left Olympia. We weighed the advantage to staying at the dock one more night, but decided to just start the engines and depart! Hooray! We didn't go far, just to Hope Island, but we toasted the beginning of this exciting adventure with a glass of champagne. (Thank you, Suzanne and Walter!) Cheers!

A leisurely cruise today up to Gig Harbor. I was able to step off the boat (carefully) and walk up the public dock to explore the town. With sketch pad and small watercolor kit, plus my trusty camera, I was ready to walk and check things out. No sooner was I at the top of the dock when a cloudburst let loose. I ducked in to the nearest shop ... an art gallery! Hooray!

It was too rainy today for my pastels, but I enjoyed the watercolor sketching.

This statue honors fishermen who are lost at sea. It stands at the top of the public dock.


Casey Klahn said...

Do you have a waterproof bag for those pastels - for when you do step off the boat? Ha ha - just kidding.

I'm excited for you and look forward to seeing all of your sketches and paintings.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Casey! No waterproof bag, but a promise that I will not leave the boat loaded down with art supplies. I line the gear on the side deck, get myself off the boat (holding on as needed) and then reach back to the boat for the equipment. So far, so good.

Kitty Wallis said...

Excellent logistical plan for supplies handling! I am comforted.
And I love your 'Wind' piece. So graceful!
Bon Voyage my dear friend I'll look forward to your stories and paintings.

Anonymous said...

I really like your watercolor sketches. Thanks for keeping us abreast on your travels! The rest of us are back here enjoying the 45 mph winds and yucky rain. Enjoy! More watercolor sketches are always welcome on your blog!