The trail head at Ebey’s Landing, Whidbey Island, Washington
“We are going where?”
“Around the tip of that bluff. We are not walking along the beach, it is too rocky for tennis shoes and you are not wearing boots. We will walk along the bluff and turn around at the lagoon pond.”
“Okay. How far is it?”
“About 3.5 miles round trip but we won’t go quite that far today, maybe 3 miles.”
It was partly sunny with lots of clouds in the blue sky, visibility across Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains was not clear due to a little fog and the clouds but otherwise it was a good day for a hike. Cool enough to be comfortable, a dry sandy dirt trail, and sunshine in December. The trail is a loop that has half on the bluff and half on the beach. I enjoy walking on the beach but my toe is still not 100% and I have been avoiding boots until the nail grows out more, hence no beach walk today and no really steep downhill walking either if it can be avoided.
Looking back toward the trail head
Clouds & the beach from the bluff
Farmland as seen from bluff trail
A small picnic lunch in the car and a stop to visit with my aunt, uncle and cousin who live on the island completed the hiking day this week. The sun was setting over their pond when we headed off to catch the ferry back to the mainland.