A place to go that we have not been to in a long time - Lummi Island. A small island off the Lummi Peninsula - north of Bellingham. We drive through the changing scenery - lots of birds, often eagles and hawks - to the ferry terminal at Gooseberry Point.
Here comes the ferry now - it holds about 20 cars. I'm always hoping that we won't be the car in front. You can go as a walk on passenger too - and sit inside the small cabin.
Preparing to load onto the ferry. That isn't strange, just an ordinary ferry dock and cars in a line.
The Whatcom Chief has been in service since the 60s.
A seagull watches all the cars going onto the ferry - hoping for a bit to eat I suppose.
Our view from our car as we cross Hale Passage - looking north. Well that isn't strange either - and it was calm that day - though windy and cold.
The ride is less than 5 minutes over to Lummi Island.
Beachfront houses - not strange at all.
These two cottages are part of a tiny county park, though no longer used for lodging.
A popular cafe - absolutely the best fish and chips in the world! (Well in my world anyway) - but we didn't eat here - more about that later.
Now THAT is strange. Just beyond the cafe we came upon these flip-flops hanging in small trees.
All sizes and designs - wonder just how this got started.
It is at a rental cottage on the beach - the cottage has a good reputation - not based on the flip-flop trees I suppose.
Ok - this is strange too - mugs hanging in another tree next door to the cottage.
A clever mail box - well done
But the beads in the trees are strange - very strange. This might be a fun place to rent a cottage
Hmmmm, not sure what the big yellow thing is - you have any idea? It seems a bit overkill to use it to hold up the mailboxes - clever - but strange.
Two old metal mailboxes - weathered by the storms that come across the island.
Speaking of mailboxes - you can hang up your coat here and go off for a nice walk and come back in time to pick up the mail.
And if you need a Canada Goose mailbox - this is the one for you. I think the wing should flap up to show that you have outgoing mail.
This is the second time that day we had seen people taking their goats out for a walk. The fist time was an old man with two goats on leashes - I wish I'd asked if I could take his picture too.
And then the strangest thing - it started to snow
So we headed back to the ferry terminal and home, before the snow got too bad - and that is why we didn't stop and eat at the Beach Cafe - we'll come back another day for that - when it is not snowing. Maybe in the summer when we can eat on the front porch of the cafe.
Anything Blue Friday
Anything Blue Friday