A day trip to Orcas Island

About an hour and a half north of Seattle, is a city called Anacortes. A sweet little town on the banks of Puget Sound. You can catch a ferry to Orcas Island from here, but don’t forget to admire the beautiful coastal homes along the way. This is a very desirable life style!

Make sure you check the ferry schedule because the four ferries that run between all the San Juan Islands, don’t always make the same runs. Your ferry ride is very beautiful, so I suggest you head to the upper deck and enjoy the views during this hour cruise. The cost is about $60.00 roundtrip for two people and a vehicle. Upon arriving to Orcas Island, you are greeted by a cute little sign of two Orca whales, this is the beginning  of your adventure.

We spent the afternoon in a town called Eastsound. This is a must stop in your adventures. Its is exactly what you would expect to find out of a coastal town, shopping, coffee, books, ice cream, bakeries, restaurants, art galleries,and soooo many other things. Here are a few images that represents what I saw, I hope you enjoy.

After lunch and some site seeing in Eastsound, we ventured towards Mt Constitution. Along the way the park was filled with people camping and enjoying outdoor activities.

We enjoyed the steep and winding road that took us up Mt Constitution. It is the highest point of all the San Juan Islands, and is approximately 2,399 feet above sea level. After the 20 minutes drive to the top, there is a short hike up a small hill to the viewing area.  If you feel up to the challenge, you can climb a look out tower  for a less obstructed view. At  the top, the views seem to go on forever. The cost for a day pass “Discovery Pass” is $10.00

Be sure to check out my Washington State Travel Photography portfolio for more pictures.


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