Posted by: Anne Murray | August 7, 2012

Sunshine on Saturna Island

The Brown Ridge hike on Saturna Island has terrific views of the neighbouring islands and waters, with a distant backdrop of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State.  Feral goats clamber on the steep grassy slopes and Turkey Vultures, Ravens and Bald Eagles glide along the ridge.  Ancient Douglas-firs cling to the edge of the cliff, topped and bent by the prevailing westerly winds, their branches enlivened by Red Crossbills giving “gip gip gip” calls as they search for cones.  

Brown Ridge is part of the Southern Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

Taylor Point, Saturna Island, Southern Gulf Islands National Park Reserve: another beautiful destination.

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