2018-04-22 Ebey’s Landing

Distance: 3.69 mi.
Elevation Gain: 295 ft.

Laura and I had both been meaning to check out Whidbey Island for quite some time. She had heard that the Ebey’s Landing hike was very pretty, so we met up just before 9 AM in Seattle and then carpooled to the Mukilteo Ferry. We managed to sneak onto the 9:30 AM ferry just as it was about to leave, which was very lucky for a weekend morning (we made up for it with a two hour wait for the ferry back). *** side note: if you drive a tiny car like a Toyota Yaris or Honda Fit, you can get a DISCOUNT on Washington State ferries – just tell them at the window that your car is under 14 feet long ***

We arrived at the trailhead just about 10:30 AM and it took us 1.5 hours to do the 3.69 mile loop. The sites to take in on this short hike were pretty great. We started out with a view of the bluff abutting the ocean, then climbed to the top of the bluff where we could see Perego’s Lake, a very fascinating orange-toned lagoon just along the waterfront.

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The trail eventually turned sharply left (southeast) and we made a steep descent down the bluff with a couple of switchbacks. Soon we were down on the beach, and were able to stroll along easily at a relatively low tide. What a truly fantastic way to spend a lazy Sunday morning.

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Perego’s Lake from the Bluff

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Afterward we were sure to hit up Cove Cafe on the Coupeville Wharf for tasty sandwiches, Kapaws Iskreme for killer ice cream cones, and Whidbey Island Winery for a delectable wine tasting. Laura sure does know how to plan a weekend getaway.

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Gear Used: Legs, to create a calorie deficit we could fill with ice cream

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