After several days of intense rain in the Seattle area, we had a brief respite from the soggy weather the other day. As the sun was rising, the North Cascades came into view from the Mukilteo – Clinton ferry to Whidbey Island.
On a recent trip to Whidbey Island near Langley WA, I was looking out toward Puget Sound and saw a tiny island that I did not recognize. It turned out to be Baby Island, located in Saratoga Passage. Many years ago, it was a bigger island and a gathering place for picnickers, fishermen, and clam diggers.
Over the years, the island has been eroded to its diminutive size today. There is no public access to the island as the Tulalip Tribe brought the island in the 1990s. However, the tribe allows locals to walk onto the island at low tide to collect shellfish and view the wildlife including a group of seals.