Heading out from the ferry dock we saw this little float cabin - not floating - and a bench made of branches - there are several of these benches all around the island
We drove to the north west end of the island and found a small park with fabulous view
A stone circle - 12 stones around and 1 in the center - a special place
With pretty English Daisies in the grass
Another bench made of logs, in the park - a restful place to contemplate the day
A little crab shack with buoys and crab pots at the entrance to the park
Crabbing must be good off the island as there were crab pot buoys used for decorations in many places
At the park we watched as a couple launched their new handmade sailing skiff - he rowed out a ways into the bay before hoisting the sales
We enjoyed the park, and the view of them sailing. We wanted to wait for them to come back to shore to offer photos of their first trip in their sailboat but they went far down the channel and it would have been hours before they got back - and we had to consider the ferry schedule
Lots of bird houses on the island - I wonder how hot these mailbox birdhouses get
This was my favorite - the lighthouse is fitted over the mailbox - which likes like a small house at the bottom
And I couldn't resist this one - the white front of the "lawn mower" is the big mailbox
Very well done - makes you wonder just how big a fish they might be expecting to catch
The LeMaisters welcome you to their beach house
A whale on a stump
A picture of Mt. Baker from the north end of Guemes Island - though you can only see the bottom - next visit we hope to see the whole mountain - we've never seen it from this view
Looking the other direction, up the channel between islands - you can barely see the cement plant in Bellingham.
Lots of kite flying on the island - the breezes were perfect
It was a wonderfully lazy day - sitting in the park - enjoying nature and watching the boats come and go - and then we got a phone call - our daughter asking us if we'd like to go out to dinner with them (it was still Mother's Day) at a favorite Mexican Restaurant in Ferndale - and of course the answer was yes. So we zipped back down the entire island - good thing it is a small island and as we pulled onto the ferry we saw that we were the very last car that would fit - perfect timing - and a bit of good luck.
This was our view straight ahead on the return trip - being the last in line doesn't get you much of a view
But looking off to the right we can see up the channel - fairies dancing on the water - a perfect day.