Guemes Island Bike Ride

Ten happy riders jumped aboard the Guemes Island pedestrian ferry and in minutes began their adventure.  The weather was beautiful for a bike ride, a balmy 66 when we landed. We took South Shore Road, which is counterclockwise, and ended up at the Guemes Mountain trailhead in no time.  This two and a half mile hike is worth a trip to the island every time. The locals have left hiking poles and a dog leash or two for those who’d like to use them. The views at the top are 360 and spectacular and we strolled and played amongst the dragonflies and birds. After a leisurely break we mounted our steeds and rode on.  This hilly little island has lots of beautiful gardens and artwork around neighborhood homes.  The detour down to Guemes Island Resort for lunch on the beach was an added attraction. While it’s not a long ride, we did get in about 15 miles. It was a wonderful way to spend a beautiful day.