A ghost of a mountain…

…or so it seemed one afternoon at Mill Bay, BC.

Mount Baker seemed to float, over in Washington state, and across the water from Vancouver Island. At the farthest reach of a camera zoom, it was barely there in the early afternoon sun. Can a mountain be a ghost? As the day wore on, a touch of colour changed the snowy slopes and the mountain was a little clearer. It was a lovely view on a lazy coastal afternoon, the sort of day that had us thinking about learning to sail.

Wind power, paddle power, it’s all hard work either way, each with skills and different reasons for being on the water. How lucky to be able to do either as a leisure activity, if one can. In truth, we’d probably prefer paddling to sailing – something about old (sea?!) dogs and new tricks – but we felt the pull of adventurous romanticism when we saw the yachts on flat water and on a calm summer’s day. There’s no harm in having afternoon daydreams at the foot of a floating ghost mountain…

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

15 thoughts on “A ghost of a mountain…”

  1. Excellent! I like the softness in these photos. This is usually how I see Mt Shasta on my way to work in the morning. Without thinking about it my eyes always search for mountains as reference points. We have two volcanoes; Mt Shasta, and Mt Lassen, that tends to take over our landscape. There are other mountains around as well, but these two demands your attention. Have a wonderful weekend!


    1. Thank you! As the day wore on, the light softened and revealed the mountain. We’d love to see Shasta and Lassen one day…
      I hope you’ve had a pleasant weekend!


  2. Mount Baker is beautiful, so stately; and I like your photos of it, for it looks like a painting. Enjoyed the dreamy quality of this post, PC, with the day-dreaming, the quiet boats, and your relaxed narrative. Wonderful post, my friend–

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    1. Thanks, Jet! It really did have a painterly look by the evening – quite lovely, and it suited (or caused!) our daydreamy afternoon. Glad you enjoyed this, and we hope you’re having a great weekend!

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  3. Beautiful photos and a spectacular place to daydream! I enjoyed the few times I went sailing, but my sailboat daydream would have to include a full-time captain and crew. Although, I might be content to just stay in the marina and enjoy the view. Have a wonderful weekend and I loved the line “daydreams at the foot of a floating ghost mountain”!


    1. Thank you! Like you, I suspect we’re dockside mariners when it come to sailing, but the dreaming was fun! We are in Victoria at the moment, and the weather is warm and waters are calm – so tempting to learn to sail, but the paddling calls too…
      Have a great week!

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    1. It was fun to sit and dream, ghosts or not!
      Hope all is well with you, Wayne – we’re in Victoria now, seeing mother off in a few days, then we’ll be west coast bound. Catch up soon?!


    1. Thanks, Walt! Sailing is appealing, but likely not for us just now – still, sitting dockside and dreaming sure is fun…
      I hope your travels out west are going well!


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