We live in a world where transportation is easy, wi-fi is abundant, and shopping centers are on every corner. It’s hard to imagine that a community without any of those things exist, isn’t it? Ben and I recently spent a week at Lake Chelan, a beautiful place surrounded by the mountains and Washington’s finest wineries and vineyards. It was so nice to spend a week relaxing and exploring, with daily walks on the winter beach and evenings spent reading by the fireplace. We discovered the Lady of the Lake ferry that departs from Lake Chelan and journeys to the mountain community of Stehekin, two and a half hours down the lake. There are only 75 residents that live in Stehekin year round, and the only way to access Stehekin is by boat. Such seclusion like this might sound like a lot of people’s worst nightmare, but we thought it sounded like a dream! Ben and I took the ferry to the teeny tiny community nestled in the mountains, and I fell in love. When you take away the distractions we are so used to – cell phones, social media, cars! – life all of a sudden feels a whole lot simpler.
I also need to brag on my talented husband here for a minute, because the majority of the photos in this blog post were NOT taken by me! Ben has been learning how to shoot manually, and I am so proud of how skilled he is becoming with the camera! A lot of these photos were taken and edited by Ben!
Here’s another crazy series of self-timer photos to add to our collection…yes, that is Ben jumping OVER my head! I didn’t even know he could do that! I won’t tell you how many times he did this to capture it at the right moment, haha!
Ferry to Stehekin