Last weekend we awoke to glorious sunshine and did what all Northwesterners do when the sun's out: we decided to do something outside. This time we headed north to explore Birch Bay which is just north of Bellingham and quite close to the border. Our first stop was the state park where we decided to walk a bit. The mountains in the distance were out in their glory.
And just a short way down the trail alongside the road, I glanced down and spotted this!
Since it was rather chilly, thanks to wind off the water, we changed our mind about walking and drove further north to Blaine. After a nice lunch at a Thai restaurant, we headed to Semiahmoo since we'd heard about the hotel and golf course there. Much to our surprise, we also found an historic ferry that takes folks over to Blaine! Too bad we'd just been there.
Lots of folks were enjoying kayaking as well.
And this group was having a photo shoot.
It's easy to see why people like to take pictures here. Mount Baker sparkled in the sunshine.
To top it off, in the mail that day, I received a lovely package from Kathy. She sent me some very cute scrubbies as well as a wonderful knitting pattern. Thank you, Kathy! These are my kind of sweaters!
Oh, and how could I forget? There's a yarnshop in Birch Bay called Beach Basket Yarns and Gifts! Guess who stopped?