We cruised the short cruise from Patos Island to Fossil Bay on Sucia Island this morning. (We never saw those Carhartt guys again, by the way.)
It's just us and two sailboats on the mooring balls, and one power boat over at the dock. I can't even imagine this place in the summer, with every mooring ball filled (sometimes with more than one boat each) and every campsite occupied...that place is probably a zoo!
Once moored, we did some work for a bit, had a little lunch, and then went ashore for our favorite Sucia Island activity: hiking.
We decided on the hike out/up to Ev Henry Point. This is a gorgeous (short and steep...maybe 2.5 miles?) hike. The last time we hiked up here we surprised a couple of eagles that were in the trees just 20 feet above our heads or so. No eagles this time, but what a beautiful day.
You can see on this map, Ev Henry Point is at the bottom of the map:
Looking back towards Fox Cove:
Nice of this tree to grow a little arch over our path, huh?
The view from Ev Henry Point:
The bark of a madrone tree:
Back at Fossil Bay:
We may stay here another night and do some more hiking tomorrow. Dinner tonight is either going to be chicken curry, or spaghetti squash spaghetti with a bolognese sauce. Haven't decided yet.