A drive down to Samish Island - this is the area where we saw 35 Great Blue Herons one night in the grassy wetlands. We thought we might see them again - but there were none - so on we went to Samish Island - it is connected by a dike, built in 1930, to the mainland and is now a peninsula, rather than an island. There are beautiful homes and vacation rentals and most of the houses sit high on a bluff overlooking the bay. Looking down we discovered where the herons had gone.
They were fishing in the shallow waters of the bay
The slightly sloping beach is perfect for the long legged herons
A Bald Eagle flew over several times and in this far off shot you can see the fish dangling from its claws as the eagle rises out of the water.
The views to the southwest, towards Anacortes, WA are spectacular
This is one of our favorite drives - where do you go for your favorite?