Not in any order or preference!
#1 Saddlebag Island
#2 Lopez Village
|Public access beach and stairs for Lopez Village
#3 Matia Island Trail
We all have our favorite place, trail, or experience we remember fondly. I conveniently forget the rainy foggy times, recalling just the good stuff. Matia has always been that place for me. I once said to a fellow boater that if I was stuck somewhere due to bad weather or rough seas, Matia was where I wanted to be.
|For an up close personal look at Matia, check out the
Matia pictorial here Land and Sea around Matia
Here is a link to a post that describes in detail >>> How to go ashore on Lummi Island
#5 Eastsound - the village (city)
|The tiny Eastsound county dock is used mostly for dinghy landing, and is only one block to the village center and the largest food store on Orcas Island.
#6 Vendovi Island Preserve
|Vendovi Island float
#7 Fort Whitman on Goat Island
|Battery Harrison at Fort Whitman on Goat Island
#7 Young Hill
|View of Garrison Bay from Young Hill, Mosquito Pass is barely visible,
beyond is Haro Strait, Sidney Island, and then Vancouver Island
#8 Cypress Lake on Cypress Island
Cypress Island trail map
|Imposing Eagle Bluff
Oops, did I say ten? Okay, try #10 - Sharpe Cove at Deception Pass
click here >> Sharpe Cove
|Maiden of Deception Pass at Sharpe Cove.
That's it, if you go see these ten places and also hit the biggies like Roche and Friday Harbor, Jones, Sucia and Stuart, etc., you will have years of great cruises.
A critic once wrote:
"All the author has done is write about his favorite places" Yes, that's exactly what I have done.