Jill Bliss

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This is probably the only time my mainland van & my island truck will be together. Today was the truck's final day of errands on the mainland: mechanic, storage unit, hardware store, Costco, gas station. Early next week it'll be on the barge to my winter non-ferry served island.

This is probably the only time my mainland van & my island truck will be together. Today was the truck's final day of errands on the mainland: mechanic, storage unit, hardware store, Costco, gas station. Early next week it'll be on the barge to my winter non-ferry served island.

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Beautiful sunset at the top of a mountain with girlfriends.

Beautiful sunset at the top of a mountain with girlfriends.

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Yesterday evening at the Canoe Journey stopover on San Juan island. This is an annual event that most Salish Sea tribes participate in. A different tribe hosts the end celebration every year – this year it's in Campbell River on Vancouver island – while the rest journey to them via traditional canoe and nightly stopovers in various host communities along the way. Each host community provides the paddlers and their support crew dinner, breakfast and takeaway lunch. I contributed one of the large green salads for the 250-person dinner and enjoyed talking with paddlers of all ages from various tribes.

Yesterday evening at the Canoe Journey stopover on San Juan island. This is an annual event that most Salish Sea tribes participate in. A different tribe hosts the end celebration every year - this year it's in Campbell River on Vancouver island - while the rest journey to them via traditional canoe and nightly stopovers in various host communities along the way. Each host community provides the paddlers and their support crew dinner, breakfast and takeaway lunch. I contributed one of the large green salads for the 250-person dinner and enjoyed talking with paddlers of all ages from various tribes.

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Yesterday evening at the Canoe Journey stopover on San Juan island. This is an annual event that most Salish Sea tribes participate in. A different tribe hosts the end celebration every year – this year it's in Campbell River on Vancouver island – while the rest journey to them via traditional canoe and nightly stopovers in various host communities along the way. Each host community provides the paddlers and their support crew dinner, breakfast and takeaway lunch. I contributed one of the large green salads for the 250-person dinner and enjoyed talking with paddlers of all ages from various tribes.

Yesterday evening at the Canoe Journey stopover on San Juan island. This is an annual event that most Salish Sea tribes participate in. A different tribe hosts the end celebration every year - this year it's in Campbell River on Vancouver island - while the rest journey to them via traditional canoe and nightly stopovers in various host communities along the way. Each host community provides the paddlers and their support crew dinner, breakfast and takeaway lunch. I contributed one of the large green salads for the 250-person dinner and enjoyed talking with paddlers of all ages from various tribes.

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All this week I've been sorting through my parents possessions that I brought back with me after my fathers memorial earlier this summer. While I was cleaning out their house, I found these island shells I'd send my mom from time to time. Today I returned them all to the Salish Sea.

All this week I've been sorting through my parents possessions that I brought back with me after my fathers memorial earlier this summer. While I was cleaning out their house, I found these island shells I'd send my mom from time to time. Today I returned them all to the Salish Sea.

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This past month island transportation logistics have dominated my schedule. Traveling by ferry, charter boat, bike, van, truck & boat. Only one missing from the list is the kayak!

This past month island transportation logistics have dominated my schedule. Traveling by ferry, charter boat, bike, van, truck & boat. Only one missing from the list is the kayak!

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This is the part where the boat went in the water & a by standing woman in a wheelchair, having heard what I said to the fishermen, said "This is YOUR time!" I was too stressed at the time to properly appreciate her then.

This is the part where the boat went in the water & a by standing woman in a wheelchair, having heard what I said to the fishermen, said "This is YOUR time!" I was too stressed at the time to properly appreciate her then.

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Yesterday was the most nerve-wracking 16 hour day I've had in a long, long time… the boat and I (and @julie_daq) made it back to our new island slip by twilight. Barely. Here's the part where a bunch of fishermen stood around heckling me for not knowing how to properly back up a boat trailer around a corner. "Hey guys, we all have a first time doing everything" quieted them down.

Yesterday was the most nerve-wracking 16 hour day I've had in a long, long time... the boat and I (and @julie_daq) made it back to our new island slip by twilight. Barely. Here's the part where a bunch of fishermen stood around heckling me for not knowing how to properly back up a boat trailer around a corner. "Hey guys, we all have a first time doing everything" quieted them down.

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Got to drive M/V Odyssey briefly today, only 44 feet longer than my new boat that I'll be driving home tomorrow on my day off!

Got to drive M/V Odyssey briefly today, only 44 feet longer than my new boat that I'll be driving home tomorrow on my day off!

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Taking the Judy B for a little spin before purchase. We'll be running home to the islands together in the next few days!

Taking the Judy B for a little spin before purchase. We'll be running home to the islands together in the next few days!

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