Monday, July 3, 2017

Doe Bay, West Beach, and Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island

Doe Bay

We took this week on Orca's to try and see as many of the places that we have not.Doe Bay Resort is on the South East side of the Island and offers a laid back easy going, some say Zen like complete with stand on your head Yoga.

Sorry we were not hungry, would have like to eat at the cafe.

For a more complete Zen, rent a Yurt

Wonder if Carlos
Castenada was here?

West Beach

Across President Channel is Waldron Island

The Admiral learned about West Beach when she was searching for water taxi's to Sucia, Same outfit picks up passengers here.


You see that boat out there ? There are several mooring balls out there for $25 per night.

Can't beat an umbrella and a IPA right here. We were thinking we might return to this spot for a solstice sundown.
Mt. Constitution

Mount Constitution elev. 2399 is a mountain on Orcas Island, the highest point in the San Juan Islands and the second highest mountain on an ocean island in the contiguous 48 states. Only Devils Peak in the Channel Islands of California is higher.[3] A stone observation tower patterned after a medieval watch tower stands at the summit. The tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands, the Cascade Mountains, and many Canadian and American cities. On a clear day, the view encompasses locations as diverse as Mount BakerMount RainierSaturna Island, and the cities of Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia. Wikipedia.

The tower at the top was closed for restoration so we walked the perimeter looking for views.

Lummi Island and Bellingham is just beyond

Great view of Obstruction Island and Obstruction Pass

Looking down Lopez Sound and that little island is Frost Island

This is the best view of Sucia, You can see it all from the tower though.

 Incredible Mt. Baker

Barnes Island is the short one and Clark Island the longer Island

So many incredible vistas. Impossible for words to describe, just have the pics speak for themselves. It does not mater if the sun is out or if it is foggy and rainy, the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is always a spiritual experience.

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