We took the day off from work on our wedding anniversary. Before I woke up, Mr. F went out and surprised me with pastries from one of my favorite bakeries! We went to a 10 am yoga class then got burgers at Lil’ Woody’s, our favorite burger place. I also wore my new “Wifey” sweatshirt for the first time! After lunch, we drove up to Bellingham to the Lummi Island Ferry! We walked around the terminal and took lots of pictures while waiting in the ferry line. We liked the Lummi Reservation metal totem pole! The Whatcom Chief is a cute 20 vehicle ferry! The actual ferry ride was under 10 minutes with a little more time to load and unload. We arrived on Lummi Island after 4pm so we decided to take a beach walk after checking into the Willows Inn. We had the Low Tide room, which is on a private beach with a hammock and several kayaks stored under the deck! We had tons of fun walking down the beach and I even waded in, with my boots on! We found a rock that looked like a throne! There were neat paths in between the large rocks, including a metal ladder and wooden footbridge! We also found a jungle path up the hill that lead us back to the road! Our room was in a separate building less than a mile from the main Willows Inn location. It had two flights of stairs down the hill with climbing roses and an amazing deck. We enjoyed how our room was almost level with the beach! The oars above the bed were pretty cool too. We were pretty steamy from our beach walk, so we jumped in the Puget Sound. (The water was probably only a little warmer than 50 degrees!) The hammock was a fun way to enjoy the sun and dry off too! After our swim, we got ready for our very exciting Anniversary dinner at Willows Inn with Chef Blaine Wetzel! I can’t wait to post about our phenomenal dinner soon!
On Thursday, I flew up to Victoria, B.C. for the day for work. However, due to severe fog delays, I was only in Victoria from 12:30-6pm! The fog and the Seafair preparations prevented us from taking off on Lake Union so the passengers were shuttled to Lake Washington, before takeoff. Fortunately, the flight was phenomenal. I loved watching the fog rolling over the islands. We flew a different route this time and I saw logs floating down the river, tiny little islands and we went over San Juan Island. We landed in Victoria’s Inner Harbor a little after noon so I was on-site for about four hours before coming back to the Harbor Air airport to fly back to Seattle. We flew a slightly different route home and flew over North Seattle instead of downtown. It was awesome to fly over I-5, and see my parents house in Eastlake. I’ve said it before, this commute will never get old! I love seaplanes and I have at least one more work trip to Victoria planned next week!