Last Christmas my present was a long weekend at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Puget Sound to be taken at some future date. Well, that date finally arrived last week.
Getting to and from the island is by ferry.
The ‘little cottage’ Lorette had reserved turned out to be a spectacular house right on the beach.
The beach was sandy in places and rocky in others. Here are some photos from one of my morning walks.
The Willows Inn has become a destination for foodies and tables are booked months in advance. So it was a good thing we made our reservations for Friday night back in December! There isn’t a menu. People just show up and enjoy what the nine chefs have prepared that evening from locally sourced ingredients. In our case, there were nineteen different things on the tasting menu. Here’s a sample:
Inside, the utensils are an eclectic combination of items collected from all over. Here’s a spoon that once did service with the US Navy and a sampling of the other courses.
Saturday we went on a cruise with Outer Island Expeditions to look for wildlife. With lots of sun and little wind, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to be out on the water.
Last night back at the house: steaks on the grill and a nice Cabernet to watch the sunset.
As you can see by that calm water, there was very little wind which is pretty rare. The next two photos are from Sunday morning as we were packing up to leave.
Last shot: The ferry back to the mainland, sea spray and all.