Thirty-five people joined us on our first Sunday Picnic Cruise to Sucia Island yesterday. Â It was tons of fun – we arrived at 10:45 with sunny blue skies and flat water after first observing the harbor seals and bald eagles on Puffin Island. Arriving at low tide, crew/naturalist Victoria took the children and some of the adults on a exploration of theÂ inter-tidalÂ zone of Fox Cove and looked at fossils on the south beach of Point Henry. Â Others enjoyed a self guided walk to Henry Point, Johnson Point and Shallow Bay, all in brilliant sunshine.
A hearty lunch of baked chicken, potato salad, chips, fruit and cold drinks awaited the walkers upon their return to our sheltered campsite in Fossil Bay. Â We returned to Bellingham via the beautiful Lummi Rocks and and Carter Point observing no less than 10 Turkey Vultures gorging themselves on a Stellar Sea lion carcass on the remote west side of Lummi Island.