Wednesday/ Whidbey Island

My brother and I went out to Whidbey Island today, to go on an easy 3.5 mi hike on the western side of the island, on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

To get from Seattle to Whidbey Island, one has to catch the ferry at Mukilteo, and then drive up north from Clinton past Coupeville (travel time comes to about 2 hrs total). There is a lagoon at the foot of a bluff, and the trail is a circle route around the lagoon.
The (unfortunate) history of Isaac Ebey, pioneer and politician whom the trail and the preserve are named after.
Lots of driftwood on the beach. On the right is Perego’s Lagoon, and the bluff.
The view towards the south, from about halfway up the bluff. Lots of wildflowers were in bloom.
Here’s a close-up of the pretty purple wildflowers.  I will have to find out what they are called.

 

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