Spring in the San Juan Islands
On the walk down to the ferry, I casually scanned the hedges and forest line for edible plants. The nettles are coming in nicely and I found a maple tree full of buds and branches close to the ground. I’ll definitely have to come back when the maple blossoms are ready to harvest. No sign of new growth from the cattails yet.This is my forth spring in Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. Every year my knowledge of, and intimacy with, the natural landscape here deepens significantly. I met all my goals this winter in regards to moving aboard the boat, downsizing, and setting up my own personal infrastructure. I’m now in a good place to hit the spring harvest hard, to make a big dent in my food bill this year. I am beginning to make steady progress toward rapidly paying down my debt too.
It’s exciting to me to read through my past blog posts and see my steady progress towards true wealth. I am optimistic that by the time I reach debt freedom, that I will have the skills and personal infrastructure to live easily and cheaply as I slowly sail up the inside passage.
This September I will be taking three weeks off of work to sail up to Texada and Lasqueti Islands. It will be my first foray into the Canadian Gulf Islands. It will be a small taste of the freedom I have to look forward to once I am debt free.