We anchored in Fossil Bay and set up camp.
I've been to Sucia many times, but every visit has been to the Fossil bay area. This year we decided to hike all over the island to see all the parts we've never visited.
Saturday we hiked for about 5 hours. Our first destination was China Rock at Shallow Bay. On the way we had a peek at Echo Bay.
From there is short walk to Shallow Bay. Shallow Bay has some very nice sandy beaches, perfect for beaching kayaks. It's very tempting to beach Ellie there, but the bay is quite shallow so tides would be a concern.
China Rock is located on the north shore of Shallow Bay. Legend has it that these sandstone caves were used to hide smuggled orientals from detection by Customs and Immigration authorities back in the mid 1800's, and by bootleggers to hide illegal liquor during Prohibition.
Lawson Bluff is one of the most beautiful areas on Sucia. The trail skirts the rim of a 100' high bluff that runs along the northwest side of the island. The bluff offers a spectacular view of Patos and the Canadian Gulf Islands to the West.
Next destination was Ewing Cove on the northeast tip of the island. The trail to Ewing skirts the north shore of Echo bay. Echo bay is the largest bay on Sucia. It has ample room for countless numbers of boats. There's plenty of room to park your airplane too.