I’m obsessed with islands… At least I have been the last few weeks. Perhaps it is because we’re headed off to the fabulous Hawaiian Islands in a week. Or, more likely, it is because we live in the Puget Sound area which is an island paradise in it’s own right. A little grayer, cloudier, colder…but a paradise, for sure.
The collage at the left is a collection of images from just the last week or two depicting 7 different islands all within 10-40 minutes from home. I visited these islands using some combination of hiking, cycling, kayak, or motorbike.
For our motorbike ride to Guemes Island we would included another mode of transport, the Guemes Island car ferry. In spite of the lead colored sky and the light foggy mist hanging in the air, I convinced Susan that the sun was going to come out by the time we got to Anacortes. Our plan was to ride the FJR onto the ferry, motor up to the Guemes Mountain trailhead, and then do the 1- 1/2 mile hike up to the summit. After the hike we’d take a loop around the rock, and return on the ferry in the late afternoon.
Have a look at some images for the trip:
We had some fun watching this river otter while waiting for the ferry.
Well I’m happy to report that the sun did in fact come out, and we had a great hike to the summit, as well as a wonderful ride around the rural island roads.
Beautiful waterfront views opened up around every turn. And we only saw two cars, and one ATV quad on the roads during the entire ride.