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Old 07-10-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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Default Fourth of July weekend - Puget Sound

I thought I would post a few pictures for our most recent outing here in the Pacific Northwest.

We took a few extra days off from work prior to, and after the holiday weekend to float a few of our favorite spots. With the Fourth of July on a Sunday this year, we opted to leave on Thursday to beat the crowds. With a slight departure delay due to a railroad bridge being stuck closed not far from our Marina, we left our home port to dodge thousands of freshly laid crab pots and thread through hundreds of other boaters.

After a spirited two hour run, we stopped at Spencers Spit on the East side of Lopez island.


Enjoying the view before dinner


The wife on a solo paddle, searching for the elusive sea otters.


A little walk on the beach after dinner.
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The local State ferries run not far away.


Our closest neighbors


Morning vistas from the forward hatch - Ferry wake to follow shortly.


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We then headed North past Orcas Island to Sucia and stayed in Fossil Bay. This is a Madrona tree..


Fossil Bay from the beach


After two days at Sucia, we dropped back South to Deere Harbor for fuel ($3.85/gallon, ooof) and then dropped into Fisherman's Bay to meet with some friends for Fourth of July fireworks. I was too busy catching up, eating fresh crab and mixing cocktails to take any pics... whatdoyado?

The next day we headed to Eagle Harbor off of Cypress Island. One of our favorite spots. Good protection from the wind, fairly remote and a nice two mile hike to a small peak with great views.

Home for the night


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Leaving Eagle Harbor, looking Northward toward Bellingham and Mt. Baker.


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Gaaa. Really? Any way this can be raised a bit?
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Awesome thanks so much for those pics... I love seeing different areas that people visit. Thanks again!
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yep..good shots from our stomping grounds....

thanks for posting


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Fantastic photos Jim, beautiful scenery. Looks like your wife was wearing a pretty heavy jacket - was it that cold?

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Thanks Dan - the first evening was a little chilly, hence the jacket, but the daytime temps were pretty mild at around 65-70 while we were out there. The joke around here is summer doesn't actually start until after July 5, and true to form, the day we returned we were in the 80's and the first day back to work it was in the low 90's.
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