Last Sunday we filled our backpacks with swim suits, towels and sunscreen and walked down the hill to the Edmonds – Kingston Ferry for a day of fun on the water. I tried and failed many times to photograph a pod of Orca whales so you will just have to take my word for it that we saw them on our ride to Kingston. It was such a treat to see the whales jumping through the water with Mt. Baker in the background.
Walking to the Edmonds Ferry Landing
Where the Orcas were with Mt. Baker in the background.
Arriving in Kingston.
Looking down to the Kingston Harbor.
Kingston is a cute little town built around the harbor and is full of restaurants and ice cream/coffee shops catering to the ferry travelers. We had a great lunch at the Kingston Ale House before paddling and then cooled down with ice cream on the way back to the Ferry.
The Kingston Chamber of Commerce.
Ice Cream at the Kingston Ferry Landing.
If anyone in the Puget Sound area is looking for a great way to spend the afternoon I encourage you to check out Kingston Adventures. They rent Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP’S) by the hour as well as Kayak and Mountain Bikes plus they have awesome kids camps and guided trail adventures. I have to plan my next trip around one of their sunset paddles!
Our return trip to Edmonds shared the water with two huge cruise ships on their way north to Alaska. Another trip on my “some day” list… All in all a perfect day in the Pacific Northwest.
Looking ahead to Seattle and Edmonds.
One of the Alaska bound Cruise Ships.
Walking off the Ferry in Edmonds.
*This post is my 100th here at Northwest Frame of Mind and I want to share a heartfelt thank you with all of my readers. I continue to be surprised by how many of you around the world are interested in this corner of my life and am so happy you are sharing a few minutes of your day with me. My first seven months as a new blogger have been a blast and I am looking forward to my next 100 posts!