Our goal this Summer was to babysit our granddaughter for the month of August before she started kindergarten. That meant a visit to the great state of Washington. We crossed the mouth of the Columbia River to enter the state near the town of Ilwaco. Ilwaco is a thriving fishing town and we arrived during the Summer Coho salmon run just offshore. We booked a trip on the Coho Sally and caught our limit of 2 fish each.
The mouth of the Columbia River has been called the graveyard of the Pacific. There were once 3 shipwrecks in one week. It’s been very tranquil on our visits.
Vashon Island is one of the large islands in Puget Sound accessible by ferry. We spent a pleasant day there exploring the farmer’s market, lighthouse and rural scenery. Beautiful.