A pleasant day trip…
We took the ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton, Whitbey Island. There is a ferry every 30 minutes and the crossing took 20 minutes. We paid $10.60 for our vehicle and 3 people.
The century old Admiralty Head Lighthouse with its Spanish style is not a working lighthouse anymore, but is open to visitors to learn more about it’s history.
The US Army constructed Fort Casey and 2 other forts as part of a new defense system. The forts protected the naval shipyard and towns of the Puget Sound. Soldiers were stationed here from 1899 to 1945. Many of the steel guns were mounted on disappearing carriages, which lowered the guns out of sight when not in use.
After spending some time amongst the lavender, we had a lunch break at Oak Harbor.
I spotted a few interesting statues here.
And then it was time to go home… with beautiful memories of lovely day.