Sunday, April 19, 2009
I've long admired this long barrier on the southern shore of Guemes and its large freshwater marsh from afar, but this was the first time I'd ever visited it. In so many situations, this spit would be lined with mega-mansions and No Trespassing signs - but in this case, it is managed by the San Juan Preservation Trust. A great place to watch eagles soaring above the large trees in one direction and oil tankers being piloted along Guemes Channel in the other.
It's a short hike from the ferry dock. Respect the private property along the way - on Guemes, shoreline property owners deserve kudos for their open attitude towards beach walkers - too bad such attitudes don't prevail everywhere!