Blogs and News about Blind Island of the San Juan Islands, Washington State.

Last updated on Thu, 09 Jan 2014

We couldn't leave our car at San Juan County Park while we were gone, so our two friends drove the car into Friday Harbor, had a taxi/shuttle (they are equipped to move kayaks...it just costs more) take them to pick up the kayaks at Sea Quest Expeditions, and then headed back to San Juan County .... From here (you can put the kayaks in here at the north short of Orcas Island), you could go to Point Doughty, Jones Island, Blind Island, and Obstruction Pass State Park.Monday we left Blind Island at 11, well fed, rested, and ready to paddly around Shaw. We kayaked to Indian Cove and played on the sandy beach, ate lunch and swam, before loading back up to cross San Juan Chanel again.Once the tide began to recede we caught the current and paddled to Blind Island, a tiny Island in Blind Bay across from the Shaw Island ferry terminal. We got there around lunch time and spent the afternoon exploring ...I had been a little concerned about the potentially swift currents and squirrely water at the convergence of Upright Channel and San Juan Channel, based on a past trip. But today the water is pretty calm, and we round the southwest side of Shaw easily and angle ... Our destination is Blind Island, a state park, at the mouth of Blind Bay on the north side of Shaw. But after a slog to get there, the tide is so high that there's just not a decent spot for four of us to land and ...... Washington's San Juan Islands. The President's order, under the authority given to him by the Antiquities Act of 1906, permanently protects about 1000 acres of BLM land in 60 locations in the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound. ... San Juan Islands - BLM photo Looking at the map of the new monument properties you see names like Skull Island, Massacre Bay Rocks, Blind Island, Danger and Dinner Rocks, Pudding and Posey Islands, and Iceberg Point. They fit with ...Shaw Island in the San Juan Islands is small, private and quiet, by design, but a peek into its world finds a timeless community of cloistered nuns, reclusive millionaires and faithful stewards of a protected way of life. By Brian J. Cantwell. Seattle Times Travel staff. PREV of NEXT .... More camping. Besides Shaw Island County Park, Blind Island Marine State Park in Blind Bay offers four primitive campsites for campers arriving by wind- or human-powered watercraft.