Just before sunrise and just before the school water taxis return to Salt Spring from the other islands and the floatplanes head for the mainland.
After a very cold breezy night to blow all the clouds away, the pre-dawn colours are at their most intense. The islands and Cascade mountains stack up into layers with lighter sea fog in between.
Sometimes it’s nice to have a little separation between Canada and the USA.
One of my favourite Gulf Islands vistas at one of my favourite times of the year.