We went up to Lummi Island this morning to help our friend K. pack – he’s sold his place and needed some extra hands. Because of our super efficiency, we took the 1pm ferry off the island and still had plenty of time to drop in on the Stommish Carnival.
Our timing was unbelievable – we arrived just in time for the Pow Wow Grand Entry. All the colors were amazing and there were so many feathers around I thought I might sprout wings any minute. I got to taste salmon roe – the tribal elder who shared his with me joked, “Keep in mind, when you eat a salmon egg you’ve got a whole fish in your mouth!”
After lunch, we watched the war canoes take off, we listened to the chanting, watched some dancing, and we took a few pictures.
I love the Pacific Northwest.