Saturday, July 7, 2012

Eagle Harbor, Cypress Island, San Juans - 7/5/12

Today Herb and I are remembering how many times we have passed Eagle Harbor on Cypress Island and said, "Someday we will visit and anchor here."  So we leave Fidalgo Bay mid morning and cruise to Cypress to see if there is space available for us, as it is very popular and fills up fast.

We are in luck!  There is one boat on a mooring buoy, and another small boat speeds past us to get her choice of buoys.  We decide to take a buoy farther in, as the anchorage is more exposed to the busy Bellingham Channel.

We soon are tied up and sit back to admire the beauty of the cove.

The next boat in cruises up to a buoy, but is told by another that it is very shallow there, so she moves on.  Hmmmm, it turns out that the first boat is simply 'saving' that buoy for a friend.  

The cove fills up fast and we enjoy seeing all the different types of boats that come in, catching a mooring buoy if available, or anchoring out.  

Find Willie's Tug

It is low tide by evening when we take Jake ashore, and we take a walk on the beach, finally seeing shells and pretty rocks.  I love the driftwood that has washed up.

The sound you hear is ............ silence.

Eagle Harbor

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Thursday, July 5, 2012

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