We will travel north to La Conner and board the Viking Star for a 2.5-hour cruise along the Swinomish Channel out to Deception Pass. The highlight of the day will be the cracked crab feast onboard as we ply the waters out to Deception Pass Bridge.
(Click on photos for a closer look.)
|The town of La Conner, Washington, sits on Skagit Bay |
in northwestern Washington State. Our vessel was the M/V Chinook.
|We passed vacation homes and permanent residences perched along the shore.|
|Rafts of logs floated near rocky, wooded islands|
|Our destination: Deception Pass Bridge|
|Snow-capped Cascade Mountains on the horizon|
Curious about Deception Pass's name? Wikipedia says:
"[Explorer] George Vancouver gave it the name 'Deception' because it had misled him into thinking Whidbey Island was a peninsula. The 'deception' was heightened due to Whidbey's failure to find the strait at first."
More info HERE
Cruise info HERE