One of our favorite parks is Washington Park - in Anacortes Washington. It is on a point of land on high bluffs - with a narrow, paved, one-way walking, biking and driving trail. Just room for one car - everyone is polite - walkers and bikers move to the side of the trail when cars pass them - cars drive carefully and slowly - allowing time and space for those walking and biking.
There are small parking areas in the woods along the trail - with access to high bluffs that are fitted out with benches, split rail fences and picnic tables. We often take a picnic and enjoy the scenery - islands, bays and lots of boats.
This was our recent picnic trip to Washington Park - on a hot day - but the ocean breezes kept us very comfortable.
The Washington State ferries pass - going to and from the San Juan Islands from the Anacortes terminal
A good variety of boats entertain us as we picnic
After our picnic we finish the drive around the loop - to a spot high on a bluff overlooking Burrows Bay and Burrows Pass. With swift tides you must wait until the tide is right to get through the pass - often there are boats waiting their turn
The scenery is majestic looking back towards Anacortes
There is a wonderful old snag on the bluff - weathered by the wind, rain and sunshine
Just one branch on the left side is still living - tenacious old tree.
Just to the left and and across the bay, above the marina, is a house that has been purchased recently by one of my high school classmates - what a fabulous view they will have.