There were other hikes to be scouted. Would any others be Wally-friendly (stroller-able)? The team did some reading and Sudokuing while I checked out one of them.
On my way to the trail, I stopped to watch these boats in action. Their “skippers” were up on the pier, running back and forth, gesturing with their remote control units. Looks like fun!
The trail map and guide promised close-up views of Deception Pass and its bridges, at the cost of a mere 100 feet in elevation change. It was about a two-mile walk, much of it vertical. I think I went up and down the same 100 feet about 40 times. Much too steep for Wally and his stroller.
So where are my pix of the view? I saw it, I guess. It was highly filtered by trees and brush, and I was certain I wasn’t “there yet.” By the time I realized that must have been “it,” I had gone up and downhill a few more times and didn’t want to backtrack.
So I stopped at a high point and grabbed this shot instead.
It was, for your reference, the Lottie Point Trail. I liked it. It passes a lagoon in which a few harbor seals frolicked. Those pictures don’t look so good either, so I’ll spare you.
On our last morning before breaking camp, we made our way to the Rosario Beach area for another look at scenery and a short but unsettling hike for me.
Coming back down the trail I checked out this lovely maiden. It’s a carved “story pole,” created by an artist to capture a Samish Tribe legend about a young woman who, eventually, went to live with a handsome prince of the deep — underwater. Her parents were against the union, but the prince arranged for lousy weather and famine in order to change his mind. I was going to say, again, that you can’t make this stuff up, but in this case I think someone did.
And next I saw…
Deception Pass State Park… 5 stars. Every time I return to this part of Washington — around the San Juans — I am newly impressed with its natural beauty. I still haven’t had enough, and the Team seems to agree. We’ll be back.Sharing is caring!
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