The SALISH SEA extends from the north end of the Strait of Georgia and Desolation Sound to the south end of the Puget Sound and west to the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, including the inland marine waters of southern British Columbia, Canada and northern Washington.
Click to enlarge the map - near the middle you find Mt. Baker - Bellingham is just west of Mt. Baker, and Padilla Bay is a bit southwest of Bellingham.
This is one of our favorite wildlife viewing areas. We parked down near the water to eat our sandwiches - it was still too cold to eat outdoors at the picnic tables, but we had good views of the water and birds.
Our first birds were the crows - walking along . . .
I think these shots are what convinced me that I needed more "zoom" in my camera - so I'm looking at one with 35x zoom - wouldn't that be fabulous!?!
Then in a field we saw this beautiful fellow. We hadn't seen a pheasant in several years, but couldn't get close enough for a really good shot - he was way out in the field . . .
And a mother and pony. The farmer was in the field with a rope - and I suspect the mother was running to protect her baby. They were coming at me so fast that I couldn't get all of her in the picture . . .
The lambs and goats loved the wood pile . . .