|On the ferry to Lummi Island|
This morning eighteen of the Fairhaven walking group (all ladies, even though men are welcome) met to carpool to the Lummi Island ferry dock and take the 8:00am ferry across to the island. It's not a very big ferry and takes only eight minutes to get to the island, but it's impossible to get to the island any other way. Cindy does this walk a couple of times every year; it's my second trip, although I looked at my old posts and cannot find the first time. (I was going to link it to show the difference in weather.)
|We walked around the perimeter of this part of the island|
This is a popular seven-mile-long bike or walk on paved roads. The southern end of the island is quite hilly, but the northern part only has a few mild ups and downs. The day was cloudy and we even had a bit of rain towards the end of the hike, but nothing to make us unhappy. Last time it was sunny and I found it to be too hot. Today, not so much, as you can see from the way we are dressed.
|I'm not sure, but I think that is Orcas Island in the distance|
We walked right on the road, since there is very little shoulder anywhere, but we could see the cars coming from a long ways off and just scooted to the side while they passed us. It was a very pleasant day, and we kept up a brisk pace until we got to the Beach Store Cafe
, a very nice restaurant that was able to accommodate our large group quite easily. The food was great, too, but it sure helps the appetite to have a seven-mile walk beforehand.
The flowers outside the cafe were stunning, with this pretty purple columbine just begging to be photographed. By the time we walked back to catch the noon ferry, it felt a bit warmer and the day just couldn't have been much better. Even though it wasn't sunny, it didn't matter at all and made our fast walking more comfortable. We were all smiles as we boarded the ferry to return to Bellingham.
I lust after that purple columbine.ReplyDelete
And love that you had yet another wonderful walk, in the company of friends.
oh, that columbine is gorgeous! what a neat way to go for a walk!ReplyDelete
Oh, that sounds like a pot of fun!ReplyDelete
It's always a good idea to change the routine. I do this with my cycling from time to time.ReplyDelete
What a fun day for you and the Columbine are stunning:)ReplyDelete
This looks like such a fun expedition and the purple columbine is truly stunning. You KNOW I would have been taking a jillion photos of it.ReplyDelete
What a very pleasant way to spend the day. Take a ferry to an island and then walk about the island, have a great lunch and walk back to ferry. Sounds like a good plan. I do like that purple columbine - so pretty.ReplyDelete
Sounds like fun! What a perfect way to spend a day.ReplyDelete
Sounds great! I wonder why you didn't post about this earlier.ReplyDelete
The ferry ride would have sold me. What a great way to start and end a walk. The going on the road had to be easier on you all than those elevations you usually manage.ReplyDelete
I've visited some of the San Juan islands, but not Lummi Island. Love those purple columbine flowers, and glad you didn't get much rain.ReplyDelete
What an absolutely fabulous hike, and with what appears to be an absolutely fabulous group of women. You are indeed fortunate to have so many friends who like to hike and are able to do so on a regular basis. I have trouble getting 4 other other gals to decide a once-a-month lunch date.ReplyDelete