There was even a Race Week for boats the other week. We tried to find a good spot to get pictures, but they were too far out. You can just barely see the long line of sailboats out there.
The kids found driftwood to climb on though and enough shells to fill their pockets, so it was still worth the trip.
We've seen ferries, of course. There are 2 ferry locations on Whidbey Island and the one Fidalgo Island as well.
One time, out at Fort Casey, we saw a couple of cruise ships pass by as well.
A tug hauling a barge at Fort Casey. We've seen lots of tugboats and they always make me think of my dad. He worked for years as an underwater welder and did tugboat maintenance & repair work.
There were always boat going under Deception Pass.
Fishing boat passing the Cornet Bay side of Deception Pass.
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.
Close-up of a boat docked at San Juan Island harbor.
Some sort of barge or cargo ship leaving Anacortes Harbor.
Then there were all the sailboats. We see them most often of all the boats out there.
I'm going to miss our daily boat sightings when we go back to our land locked towns. Even with the coast about an hour away, we never see these kinds of boats on the Oregon Coast.
It's just another unique aspect of the island.