It was dark, it was cold... it was another dreary Winter in the Northwest. At last, the gloom of Winter gave way to ever brighter and warmer weekends. It was time for the ScenicBoys to emerge from their long, dispiriting hibernation and once more rejoice in the Great Outdoors. We loaded up our gear (which included quite a few toys we'd collected over the holidays) and headed to the Northern Cascades.
Last weekend Garet and I got a very fun opportunity to go on a three
day boat trip around central Puget Sound. Our good friends Jon and
Logan took us out on there 30ft motor boat, appropriately named The
Instigator. Early Sunday morning we departed out of Lake Union and were very
excited to start this adventure, despite the gloomy weather. As we went
through the Ballard Locks, the boys taught us the directions of the
boat, and how to tie the riggings and set the fenders.
deciding what our plan was going to be for the trip and filling up a
very large gas tank, we made our way north around Foulweather Bluff into Hood Canal. We tooled around to different a few Ports to explore, then
hugged the coast for a bit and saw a group of Harbor Seals sunning themselves. After it started getting dark we decided to call it a night and
dock at Port Ludlow.
morning we again got up early and continued our journey north to Port
Townsend, one of the oldest ports on the west coast. This place is
really beautiful as most of the structures are historical treasures
dating back to the late 1800s. Stop two was 40 miles south to the
Scandinavian themed town of Poulsbo. We did a bit of shopping and got
supplies for the night then set out for the highlight destination of
our trip, Blake Island.
we approached the island State Park we could see the Seattle skyline in the distance. It was kind of weird being that far out of the
city life, but still close enough to see the lights. After securing the
boat and setting up our camp on land, we made a very yummy steak and
potato dinner, then sat around the fire and told silly stories about
morning Garet and I got up real early and started hiking some of the
islands nature trails. Surprisingly there were tons of animals on the
island, we walked right up to some deer, stared down two raccoons, and
came face to face with a family of river otter as they tried to come
miles, 2 hours and 147 pictures later we made it back around the
island. Not too long after we got back we broke down camp and loaded
the boat to make our way back home. If anyone has a boat and a free
weekend, come pick us up and we'll show you the way to Blake Island.
Defiantly worth the gas money.