I love islands. As I move away from the mainland aboard the ferry, I feel stress leaving my body. I also become immediately more in tune with the natural surroundings, mostly due to a deep desire to see a whale. Can you even imagine? Just thinking about whales causes me to breathe loudly and mutter "oh my" quietly to myself. Inevitably, I start thinking about swimming near a whale and my legs start to feel a bit funny at the wonder of it all. Let's move along to some non-whale related photos before I get too worked up and am unable to fall asleep tonight.