Looking for more birding opportunities, and just wanting to explore, we headed north of the Skagit valley to Padilla Bay.
There wasn't much bird action.
But eagles did soar overhead.
I love the red twigs of the blueberries against the mountains and blue sky.
And suddenly, around a bend, we saw a whole tree full of eagles!
How would you like to have this in your back yard? You might need to keep your pets indoors.
This goose was obviously a domestic, and a guard goose at that. He kept up a steady warning as long as we were near. We were actually trespassing, checking out this boat moorage in a slew.
I don't think we'd ever been to the little town of Edison before. It's quite charming. It being a Monday, 'treasure' shops were closed, but we did buy some cookies at this bakery. The artisan breads looked wonderful!
In the even smaller village of Bow we found this creamery and stopped to taste some cheese.
We bought some nine year aged Gouda, as costly as gold, but much tastier.
I said hello to the girls.
As I stood there taking photos, an immature eagle landed in a tree over my head.
Moving on, we headed across the slew to Fidalgo Island, then across Deception Pass to Whidbey Island. We made a short stop at the historic town of Coupeville to browse and take in the view.
We arrived at the Whidbey cabin before sunset, as the late afternoon sun lit up the back of the lagoon.
The garden looked good.
We watched the sun set over Useless bay before heading out for dinner.
Can you see Mt Rainier in the misty clouds?
It was a great day.