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Cantwell's Reef

Cantwell's Reef

By Brian J. Cantwell
Adventures in ditching the office and making a life on a small island nobody's heard of
Like the cousins who come in May, and stay and stay, the goldfinches have arrived on Center Island.
Spain has its annual running of the bulls. In the San Juans, we practice the welcoming of the goldfinches.
May 18, 2022
Squish! Squish! Squish! The wildflowers are loving it.
Persistent April showers (and February, and March...) have brought a bumper crop of May flowers to the San Juan Islands. 
May 16, 2022
Big island or small, diverse skills make life in paradise possible
This episode is also available as a blog post with photos:
May 05, 2022
'Trawler 101,' and busy with a birthday
The excitement mounts as I join friends on a shakedown cruise before our 10-week boat trip up the Inside Passage to Alaska.
April 12, 2022
The power of a San Juan Islands spring
The season's burgeoning blooms, along with a few withered victims of winters past, are a reminder of the circle of life on my island. This episode is also available as a post with original photos on my Cantwell's Reef blog. 
March 27, 2022