Everyone's Travel Club left the city and took a little trip up North, mainly just to drive around aimlessly on a sunny winter day. We followed the sun (seriously - we looked west from Bellingham and saw that it was sunny, so we went that way) to little Samish Island (map).
The island really isn't an island, more like a peninsula. It's small and pretty quiet with a few camps that operate in nicer weather, a few churches, one B & B, some vacation rentals, and a small whiskey distillery. I can't say there is even a restaurant, coffee shop, and definitely not a gas station...but...beautiful.
We'll definitely be back, with kayaks...
~Paul & Amber ETC
1/3/2019 12:22:17 pm
Actually it is an island, not a peninsula. Up until 1932 the island was separated from the mainland by the Southfork of the Samish river and accessed by a wooden bridge. A channel about 1/4 mile wide connected Alice Bay on the East to Padilla Bay on the West. In 1932, Skagit County built a fill to connect the island to the mainland, forcing the river to go north around the island, and making it the landlocked island that it is today.
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