Friday, August 23, 2013

Blake Island o'er nigh'er

Buddy Alex took Maddie and me on a fantastic overnighter to Blake Island State Park. I propose a family over nighter there next year. With everyone. It's a great spot: electricity, real bathrooms with hot showers, lots of camping options (on land overlooking water, on land - inland, on your boat tied to buoy or at the marina), little store, beer on tap.

And just a quick sail/boat ride from Seattle.

On the way to Seattle, Maddie and I stopped at Wanapum (Vantage) to go swimming.

And we stopped at Lake Easton to go swimming. 

Easton is a great lake. Nice and cold! And very clear. We'll stop there again for a quick dip.

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At the Blake Island marina. That's Alex's boat there.

We took a walk. The island is tiny. In a little over an hour, we covered about half the island.

The wildlife is not very wild. They know no predators, so they're completely unafraid. Lots of raccoons too.

This is a cool little boat in camp site on the east side of the island. Primitive.

More walking. There's a lot of nettles on the island.

Alex took this pic.

Downtown Seattle, from Blake Island.

I'd like that boat. It's called a C-Dory. It's like the Westfalia of the water.

Alex. Good egg. Excellent host. Nice guy. Good friend.

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