Originally Posted by kerfoo
my last fall trip was boating from Jericho up the Fraser river then up the Pitt River into Pitt Lake. What are your favorite islands around Seattle?
Kerfoo, your Pitt Lake trip sounds like a great one. Last year I was looking at Pitt Lake too, didn't think to go up from Vancouver area. As to my area, I really haven't much bothered with south Puget Sound, I've been too spoiled by BC's waters. A bit further north from me Sucia, Patos, Matia Islands and over to Stuart is very worthwhile. Sucia is great but crowded on summer weekends. Clark Island is worthy and may be less busy with it's more exposed anchorage/beaching (nice sand and gravel beach on east side). Cypress Island to the south is great. Southern half of Lummi Is is nice with a good little bay and small campground on east side. Bellingham has a great boat launch in the harbor or there's another in Fairhaven district good for small boats, good ramp in Anacortes at Washington Park, but it can get backed up. I might have to do a spring weekend trip to Sucia this year.
Currently planning a trip out of Kitimat, a few days in Gardner Canal and then out around from Campania Island. Prevalence of Ursus horribilis in the Kitlope area has me thinking the topper tent setup you created on your boat looks pretty good.
Grady, I'd be all in on a Zodiac factory tour if we can make that happen. Would be good to have at least a couple more folks show an interest -- HELLOOO out there.