In the Pacific Northwest, even in late July, you must be careful when planning a day out at the beach. The weather can be very unpredictable, and with the weird lightning storms we've had around here lately, I was more cautious than normal about our planned trip to Jetty Island.
|on the ferry|
Jetty island is a manmade jetty that was created in the late 1800s to protect the port of Everett in Western Washington. The only way to get to the island is via a free ferry. You pick up a ticket for your return time when you go out onto the island. Once there, you're there.
My friend Josie planned the trip, reserving tickets for our group. The weather had been great this month, but a few days before our trip, it got rainy! Last time we had been on Jetty Island, the ferry broke and the weather was stormy. We had to be taken off the island early on a tiny boat!
|levi, doing his job of climbing anything he can.|
|Isaac snagged my camera. Here are Josie and I being synchronized moms.|
|Sand art by Eva' s friend|
|Josie walking by|
|One of the kids has lots of allergies. The seagulls stole her gluten free sandwich. You should have seen the army of people chasing those seagulls! Corbin prevailed and got the sandwich, though it was no longer edible. We showed those seagulls!|
|how she shows enthusiasm...|
|Maia and her secret weapon|
|cousins buried in sand.|
|feeling stuck on a seaweed island|