Off the coast of Seattle lies little Blake Island. The entire thing is a state park, with a few campgrounds, buoys around it to moor your boat, and first-come-first serve marina. It’s a popular tourist destination due to Tillicum Village.
The road from Grayland skirts the cranberry bogs, before rounding Cape Shoalwater into Willapa Bay. For over 150 years, Willapa Bay has been the center of Washington’s oyster industry, shipping oysters by steamer to San Francisco a long time ago.
This weekend I met some friends up at Deception Pass for some camping and kayaking. The 55 mile ride there about killed me, but loaded up and self-contained, the ride across Whidbey was just what I needed.