On Saturday we set out to the Northern end of Whidbey Island with Fort Ebey State Park our destination. We had to be out of our house from 1 until 4pm so a drive was a good option for us.
Set on the western side of Whidbey Island, Fort Ebey was constructed as a coastal defense fort during the Second World War.
The bluff trail overlooks Admiralty Inlet and offers peek-a-boo views of Point Wilson Lighthouse across the bay. Douglas-fir and hemlock provide shade along forested trails sprinkled with pink big-leaf rhododendrons in season.
We took a short loop that took us to Lake Pondilla and were rewarded with a viewing of this bird. Is it a Golden Eagle, a young eagle, or some kind of hawk?
Next time we visit we’ll take the Bluff trail to the Gun Battery.
From Fort Ebey we drove the 5 miles to Coupeville and Penn Cove which are set on the Eastern coast of Whidbey Island. We enjoyed some Penn Cove Mussels and these views.
Our Discover Pass expires the end of the month so we’ll have to take advantage of visiting some more Washington State Parks.
Summer officially begins this Thursday. Do you have any special summer plans?