Who says that it rains all the time in Seattle? Hint: Seattleites do; it’s how we keep the rest of you from coming up here and crowding the place.
We’ve had a rare run of really gorgeous weather lately, so I decided to take advantage of it and go exploring. Puget Sound is full of lovely islands with picturesque villages accessible by ferry. I have a fondness for Whidbey Island, with its abundance of fiber producing farms. To get there, I took a ferry from Mukilteo – which is really the focus of this post. There is a good sized waterfront park with an historic working lighthouse near the ferry terminal at Mukilteo that gave me the best views that day.
As the locals say, “the mountains were out,” including Mount Baker – one of the volcanoes to the north of the city, shown here in it’s glacier covered glory rising above the surrounding mountains. It’s a happy day when we can see the nearby peaks.
When I returned from my visit to the island, I was able to take a closer look.