Sunday, October 02, 2011

Inati Bay Rest Stop

Friday, Wayne and I took the Bellingham Boat (our Bayliner 2452) out for a spin. The weather was partly sunny with an early northwest wind of about 10 knots. The boating conditions on Bellingham Bay can get pretty choppy even in a light wind because there's such a long reach between shores. It was safe, but a bit bouncy.

We crossed the bay to a favourite location of local boaters, Inati Bay. It's a protected anchorage on Lummi Island that is maintained by the Bellingham Yacht Club. Beach access, however, is restricted to Bellingham Yacht Club members. Today the water was somewhat "lumpy" with the northwest swells splashing in. On the east side, you can see a log skid, evidence of historic logging. The property is private, part of the Lummi tribal lands.

From inside Inati Bay, you can see across the water to Bellingham. I bet this is a beautiful spot at night with all the flickering lights of civilization far away, and the restful lap of water on your hull up close. We'll have to return another day. -- Margy


  1. What a beautiful spot, Margy, and so close for you, too, when you're in Bellingham.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. the photos are really amazing!
    what a beautiful place!
    thanks so much for sharing.

    visiting via CC.

  3. You guys are adventurous too. Fun huh! I do like hiking but just wonder how long these old knees will take it. LOL MB

  4. Nice to be on the water--you could make some nice overnighters.

  5. It is a beautiful spot and anyone can anchor offshore, but only Bellingham Yacht Club members are allowed to go ashore because of an agreement between the Lummi tribe and the club. We don't have a dinghy anyway, so it wouldn't affect us. But too bad for other boaters. - Margy

  6. Inati Bay is truly real beauty of nature,It can not be described in words.Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with us....

  7. The waters are gorgeous!

  8. It's beautiful...the color of the water looks somewhat tropical...the same color can be seen in the summer on Howe Sound..but I don't know the reason for it!