Sunday, May 1, 2016

Cycling Mt. Constitution, Orca Island

Craig and I finally checked off riding our bikes to the top of Mt. Constitution, Orcas Island. It was a beautiful ride with a nice mid-point stop with lots of restaurants and cafes to fuel up before the big climb. Once we reached the summit, the views that greeted us lived up to their reputation. The scene was an expansive sea of blue dotted with heavily vegetated green islands and backed by a ridge of white mountain peaks on the horizon.  As usual, the San Juan Islands did not disappoint and I look forward to a return trip!

Nesting birds at the ferry terminal

Wood carving outside of the Historical Museum.

View from the top of Mt. Constitution. Mt. Baker is the white peak in the background.

We made it!

Tide going out on the ride back to the ferry.

Departing Orcas Island for Seattle on the ferry.

Sunset on Mt. Baker from the ferry.