Cypress Island Sunset and Sunrise

I camped on the island for one night. It was magical.

Samish River Sunset

This has become one of my go-to places for sunsets…the way the sun hits the horizon illuminating the water and boats is sumptuous.
One advice is to scour your neck of the woods and find vantage points for sunrise and sunset. Ideally they would be no more than 20 minutes drive from your home. When the sky is beginning to look crazy grab your gear and head out.
I am always on the lookout for more spots like this. There is not much worse than seeing an incredible sky and not having a spot to make for. Well, actually there is a LOT worse than that, but you get the idea.
This first shot really does it for me, and to be perfectly honest I did not even see the light shining into the boat cabin until I got home! Samish River
The thing that I love about this image is the markings on the deck of the boat. I am guessing that they are from ropes which had been coiled there. Samish River
This last shot…what to say? The abandoned boat in the foreground has been pictured by me many times…and yet I am sure to return! Samish River
Oh, and by the way, this location is on the Bayview-Edison Road, Here is the map.

Sunrise along Edison Slough

Edison is a small town in NW Washington, not far from Puget Sound. Located in Skagit County, Edison is just north of the town, Bow, along Chuckanut Drive. Heading west, passing through town the Bayview-Edison Road zig-zags and soon comes to a cause-way type bridge over the slough.

Here is a series of images from sunrise, 11/23/2013 from both sides of the bridge. barn 1em Here is a barn along the way, on Farm To Market Road…

These next 4 images are from just before the sun crested the horizon…

boat 6_1em

boat 7em

boat 8em

Once the morning sun’s rays arrived the scene changed, adding an entirely different light…
boat 1em

boat 4em

boat 14m

boat 15em

Walking back and forth along the top of the bridge there is a lot to capture!
boat 5em

boat 17em

These next two images are of the same boat, from opposite sides.
boat 9em

boat 11em

Crossing the road and looking south west here is the view of water.
boat 18em

Best of Boats, 2013

I am not normally a “boat person” so I am not too sure how I would up with so many boating images this year, but I did and here are the best of them!

sunset boats 4 em Cypress Island

boat reflection Bellingham Bay Marina

boat 2_1em Cypress Island

boat 2rem Samish Bay Inlet

boat 3_1 em Cypress Island

sunset boats em Cypress Island

boat 3m Samish Bay Inlet

boat 4rem Samish Bay Inlet

marina5em Bellingham Bay Marina

boat 6em Samish Bay Inlet

boat 9em Samish Bay Inlet

marina4em Bellingham Bay Marina

boat 11em Samish Bay Inlet

boat 11M Samish Bay Inlet

boat 12em Samish Bay Inlet

cypress 1em Cypress Island

cypress 2em Cypress Island

cypress 3em Cypress Island

boat 7em Samish Bay Inlet

cypress 4em Cypress Island

kids Cypress Island

marina1em Bellingham Bay Marina

marina3em Bellingham Bay Marina

peter em Cypress Island

sunset boats 2em Cypress Island

sunset boats 3em Cypress Island

boat 1em Samish Bay Inlet

sunset em Cypress Island