Fir Island Sunrise

Its always good to start any day with a colorful sunrise. Some nice clouds, water for reflections, a wide panoramic view…maybe some mountains off in the distance all make the scene perfect.

These images are from two very recent visits to Fir Island sunrise.

Sunday, November 24

Thursday, November 28

The broad expanse of sky, over the ocean and mouth of the Skagit River. There are several vista spots alone Fir Island Road, most require a Discover Pass.

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Fir Island Sunrise

This last Sunday morning was forecast to be wet and miserable.

Somehow the clouds parted and the sunrise was long and varied, dark clouds, rain, then rainbows and sun!

Here are a few pics.

Fir Island Sunset

Fir Island is located at the mouth of the Skagit River. You can get there from Best Road, go west on Rawlins until the road stops and start walking. Its very wet and soggy, in the best of times.

There is sort of a trail that leads out to the closest mound of rock. Its an easy relaxing walk. The sky is filled with sounds.

I make it to the small hill and climb up for the view. The mouth of the Skagit River sweeps out to the sound.

The sun is starting to set and so I head back.

Soon I am assaulted by waves of color.

Its hard to keep walking.

Birds and Barn on Fir Island

Fir Island lies in the Skagit River delta. It is the winter home for snow geese and other migratory water fowl.

 

Images of Skagit Valley

Here are a few images from the last week:

A view from Mount Erie, near the town of Anacortes.

View from Mount Erie, Anacortes

View from Mount Erie, Anacortes

View from Mount Erie, Anacortes

View from Mount Erie, Anacortes

A few sunset shots from the Padilla Bay Estuary.

Padilla Bay Sunset

Padilla Bay Sunset

Padilla Bay

Padilla Bay

An old barn on Fir Island.

Fir Island Barn

Fir Island Barn

Fir Island Barn

Fir Island Barn

Fir Island Barn

Fir Island Barn

Summer is here…sort of! Its been raining all week. But I am excited about the hiking season and will have more pics soon!

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