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Sails with Whales and ashore Yellow Island with wildflowers and native grasses – Yellow Island

Magical magical day. T65As,Bs, 75Bs&Cs with new calf came right into Friday Harbor as we were leaving. Steller’s SeaLions swirling in the whirlpools and just enough wind to get back to anchor in the lee of Yellow Island . Shore time with wildflowers dancing in the wind. My passengers were ecstatic about the fine haired native grasses, something I’d totally overlooked, which are no longer found in our regions disturbed landscape. Fast sail┬áback to town under jib alone as the weather rapidly changed.

Sail with Whales, Transient Orcas, (T65As, Bs, 75Bs and Cs with new calf), pass through Friday Harbor and back into San Juan Channel

Sailing Whale watching

Sail with Whales, Transient Orcas, (T65As, Bs, 75Bs and Cs with new calf), pass through Friday Harbor and back into San Juan Channel

Sail with Whales, Transient Orcas, (T65As, Bs, 75Bs and Cs with new calf), pass through Friday Harbor and back into San Juan Channel

Sail with Whales, Transient Orcas, (T65As, Bs, 75Bs and Cs with new calf), pass through Friday Harbor and back into San Juan Channel

Sail with Whales, Transient Orcas, (T65As, Bs, 75Bs and Cs with new calf), pass through Friday Harbor and back into San Juan Channel

Anchored and ashore on Yellow Island (nature conservancy) with Bullfrog Tender

Anchored and ashore on Yellow Island (nature conservancy) with Bullfrog Tender

Canadian Geese, Yellow Island

Canadian Geese, Yellow Island

Chocolate Lillys and Camas

Chocolate Lilys and Camas Yellow Island

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Chocolate Lilys, Yellow Island

Chocolate Lillys, Camas and Peniel at anchor

Chocolate Lilys, Camas and Peniel at anchor, Yellow Island

Peniel at anchor, Yellow island

Peniel at anchor, Yellow island

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Yellow Island

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Yellow island, Indian Paintbrush

 

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Wildflowers of Yellow Island

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Nature Conservancy Land Stewards year round cabin, Yellow Island

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An Absence of Grazing plus the Islands isolation has preserved a wide variety of rare native grasses

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Wildflowers of Yellow Island

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Blue Camas

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Indian Paintbrush and Death Camas, Yellow Island

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Hoist the anchor for downwind sailing