Saturday, July 25, 2009
PUGET SOUND ON THE RESERVATION
Just outside of La Connor, Wa. we moved to a resort on the Swinomish Indian Reservation. An early morning walk brought us to the beach on a portion of Puget Sound with this sentinel tree. The eagle stayed its flight for many minutes until we were close enough for a good photo. A lone fisherman tries his luck on the sound.
Here, a sign warns us: This Swinomish Tribal Beach is shared with Thousand Trails members for recreational use. The importance of this beach to traditional Indian food supply limits fishing, crabbing and shellfish gathering to Indian Community Members. Tribal law prohibits removing wood from the beach.
The beauty cannot be regulated, however, and we expect we'll have many beautiful days here.