Once again we tripped off to Vancouver, B.C. with a group of students from UW’s Friday Harbor Labs. Â This time it was the ZooBot class (a Zoological and Botanical survey of coastal sea life).
This is Megan.
Megan teaches the Zoo part of ZooBots. Â I took this shot right after the class returned from the beach and caught Megan in the act of exchanging boots for shoes.Â Megan is just as fun and energetic as this photo implies.
Celebrated a birthday …
… with cake …
We also ate.
Megan’s friend brought us a bucket full of fresh crab. Â I am sure that somewhere in all the crunching and slurping we remembered to say thank you.
And of course I found time to take a few pics:
36 thoughts on “A Picturesque Camping Trip”
OMG Q these are just beautiful pictures. What wonderful pictures and how fun. i especially like the ones of the socks. Glad you had a good time. I knew I heard Charley playing clear over here 🙂 xoxoxo
Thom — it is easy to take beautiful pictures when one has beautiful scenery.
Agreed! Fabulous pics! Glad you had a good time.
Peg — we did have a good time. This was probably our most comfortable trip ever, weather-wise.
You must have a very expensive camera to take such great pictures with such great clarity! Wow, they are amazing! Glad you had a good time, Q.
Gigi — I have a moderately priced Nikon D40x.
Hi Quilly ~~ Amoeba must have the ‘funnest’ job in the world! Your pictures are wonderful (I’ve heard that said before) and you are soooooo lucky to get to do things like this! And have Amoeba to identify what you have taken in your pictures! 🙂
I’m glad he likes the Janis songs, especially the “Mercedes Benz” one. I like “Me And Bobby McGee” equally as well. All of her songs expressed my feelings, frustrated ones, very well.
Jim — most of Amoeba’s job requires he sit in a lab and peer into a microscope, but there are exciting bits here and there, too.
Very beautiful pictures, must have been fun ! but it looks quiet cold !
Gattina — the temps were in the high 60sF. We were fine in sweaters and jackets. Usually it rains when we take this Spring trip so to us the weather was lovely!
Wow, when you come back it’s with a whole bunch of present! Thanks for the gorgeous photos!
Re: my shutter — it’s on the iPhone, so I don’t think it’s adjustable! I don’t take my good camera on bike rides. Just in case I fall over.
Kelley — so your camera is more expensive than your iPhone, or less insured? LOL! I understand.
Absolutely gorgeous! I want to go to school there and I didn’t even LIKE science!
Beth — well, then you’ll be happy to learn that they also have a writer’s retreat.
Doug — it was!
WOW! I especially loved the pics of the Dancing Grass and the Berry Soon because I have never seen those plants before. As usual though, all of your photos are fabulous!
Bev — I’ll see if I can get Amoeba to supply the real name of the grass, and the Berry Soon pic is wild Blackberry.
Bev, the “Dancing Grass” is called Sea Plantain (Plantago maritima). It’s a close relative of garden plantains, including the English or Narrowleaf Plantain pictured in the “Seed Head” photo. Sea Plantain, however, is a succulent, like cacti, adapted to life just above the splash zone of rocky marine shores. The “Berry Soon” pic is actually of Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), a raspberry native to the North American Pacific Northwest.
Great job Q! Awesome pictures. Reminds me so much of home. I can tell you had fun.
Betty — for me this was the best seaweed field trip yet. I didn’t fall into the ocean and I wasn’t constantly rain soaked.
Love that classroom! And it was a very picturesque trip, indeed.
Barbara — best classroom ever. The teachers love it, too.
REally amazing pictures!!! It looks like you had a great time (jealous)
Ria — and there were bears, too!
Looks like a wonderful time with good people and beautiful scenery. Heaven. Gorgeous photos. I feel like I’ve had a mini vacation. Thanks.
Raven — I am glad you enjoyed the camping trip!
Oh my goodness, absolutely gorgeous! I love the shore and your week looks like it was amazing….the fresh crab wouldn’t have hurt, either.
Stacy — the fresh crab most certainly didn’t hurt!
It’s been over 30 years since I’ve been to that part of BC. Thank you for sharing your pictures Quilly, someday maybe I can get back there..
Bill — we’ll be going back in August so you’ll get to see even more pics.
Beautiful. That first picture of the water splashing up on the rocks is breathtaking.
Linda — it was about 6 a.m. and being there to take that photo was breathtaking.
Looks like you had a fabulous trip Quilly. I am jealous.
Sounds like a wonderful time was had and I just L.O.V.E. all your photos!
They’re all beautiful photos. I think I like the “Botany Bay” trio the best. I feel like my next step is up the staircase or down the path. A refreshing afternoon break!
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