|Aeolus has Reef Harbor to itself|
Remarkably, once we got to Tumbo we found we were the only boat present. I realize it is winter, and that many people are fair weather boaters, but it was a perfectly benign and wonderful weekend and no one was there! All the better for us...
We grabbed a ball, which is unusual for us, and immediately headed to Cabbage Island. We spent the rest of the day playing around and enjoying the incredible views from all sides. The birds were remarkable too. Lots of bald eagles and oystercatchers. The boys played in the sand and we began going feral.
The next day we went to Tumbo and hiked around the trail loop that circles the lagoon. The tree swing at the head of the harbor was a highlight as always.
The views on the south facing beach were really wonderful, as you look out toward Sucia and Mt. Rainier. And that beach is so rugged and wild feeling compared with most around the Salish Sea. It is one of the few beaches in the Salish Sea that has an outer coast feel to us.
We ate great food, walked a lot, played games and enjoyed the views and wildlife of what is deservedly dedicated a National Park in Canada. And we did it without a single other human on the islands. So we got to experience our beloved sense of deep time, and wilderness. Thank you Tumbo and Cabbage, and to all the Canadians who worked to make these islands into a public place.
|Brian and Amy happy|
|Mt Rainier over Sucia|