Twelve of us ladies caught the 8:10am ferry from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island this morning, so we could make the seven-mile loop walk that we do at least once a year. It was breezy and chilly as we made the short crossing, but we warmed up as we walked, quickly breaking into faster and slower groups.
Orcas Island (and the fast ladies) in the distance
This walk is entirely on pavement, which makes it a little hard on the feet and knees when compared to walks of this distance that incorporate a bit of softer terrain, but we all did just fine.
Iris in full bloom
There were plenty of flowers out today, and these iris caught my eye as the sun came out briefly and lit them up. The picture doesn't do justice to their beauty. And then once we were finished with the walk, we stopped at the Beach Store Cafe for breakfast before catching the noon ferry back to the mainland. A few of us decided to stay awhile longer, but I was glad to get back in time to get home before the worst of the Memorial weekend traffic hits. With the annual Ski to Sea race tomorrow, lots of people from out of town are on the streets. It's pretty nice weather, too, so everyone should be all smiles.