There is a small island off Anacortes, WA - Guemes Island (Gwee-mus) - it is not on the regular Washington State Ferry system, but does have a small car ferry that runs about every half hour, most days. It is a 5 minute ride across to the island.
The roadsides are lined with wild roses - sometimes growing to well over 15 feet high - and for several years we've gone to Guemes Island just a little too late to see them in all their glory.
So this year we watched our local wild roses - and when they were in full bloom we headed to the Guemes ferry - hoping to catch the roses there in bloom.
From the ferry we have a great view of Mt. Baker - off to the North East
And boats passing in the channel - it was a brilliant sunny day, perfect for an outing.
And there were the roses - everywhere you looked - beautiful roses!!!
The bees were busy - coming in for a landing.
One of the first things we saw after we left the ferry was the Washington State Ferry that services the San Juan Islands - pulling into the ferry dock at the other end of Anacortes
A much larger ferry than the one to Guemes - which holds only about 20 cars.
Roses - roses - roses
There is lots more to see on Guemes - come back later - we'll show you around - mailboxes, birds, flowers and funky things.