We’ve spent the last several days on Bainbridge Island which is a ferry ride to Seattle. We only got to Seattle once, but we’ll be back later. The campground is on the water, so we got to see the amazing cloud formations as the weather changes. We experienced sunshine, overcast, rain, and hail during our stay.
This morning was the coolest because we saw an otter in the water. It stayed around for awhile and was very interesting to watch. It seemed to be curious about the people watching it. Neither Regis or I got a good picture, but we’ll share what we have.
We are now in Port Angeles for a couple days before we head to Port Townsend for a couple weeks. My son and his friend and Coco will join us in Port Townsend while we watch the kick off to the Race 2 Alaska. It’s a very cool race.
On our last day in Silver Springs State Park, we kayaked by the springs and the Fort King Paddle Trail. We did the loop a couple times. Being Saturday and a holiday week-end, it was much more congested. Nevertheless, we still saw a lot of wildlife including a Barred Owl. If it had not hooted, I would not have seen it. Much of the wildlife is very close. If you are not careful, you can bump into a turtle or alligator. They must be used to the relative safety of the area because most of them are not skittish.
This little loop on the paddle trail and the springs is easily one of my favorite kayak trips. The wildlife is amazing. If you find a place to safely anchor yourself, you can sit and watch the wildlife for hours. I particularly enjoy watching the Anhingas fish.