Summer has arrived! To celebrate, we had a Summer Solstice Paddle on Monday evening the 20th. Departing from Gooseberry Point and paddling all the way to the entrance of Legoe Bay, on Lummi Island’s west side, we had smooth waters through Hale Passage and just a little wind chop on the way back. The sunset was gorgeous and the full moon rising as we were loading up at the end of the paddle was the perfect cap to a great evening.
We saw some lion’s mane jellyfish, lots of moon jellies, eagles, kingfishers, harbor seals (one of which was seen chowing down on a fish dinner), and a congregation of river otters. The otters, 7 or 8 of them, scampered off a tiny patch of sand and swam ahead of us for several hundred years, “spy hopping” and grunting at our presence.
Our next Fun Paddle is this coming Sunday, the 26th; but we have others on the calendar and might even have some “last minute” ones added. Come join us! Click here to register. To view Fun Paddles scheduled in July and August, check out our calendar.
Remember: if you own your boats and gear, there’s no charge; and it’s only $40 per person if we supply you with everything you need. Just register and make your payment on the website.