We drove over to see Birch Bay today past miles of raspberry farms. It is just south of Blaine, WA. where you can cross into Canada towards Vancouver and Victoria Island.
When the tide is out, this is a very popular clamming spot for both sea birds and people alike. There are fire rings and picnic tables available for cooking up your clams and chowing down. The beach is full of washed up logs but you are not permitted to gather wood for your fire.
It was a bit of of gloomy, grey day but we still enjoyed the views of the bay. Then we began a slow drive along the shore towards Blaine and took a side road out onto Semiahmoo Spit. There were many new houses and condos going up and Ron & Tina took a tour of an open house out on the spit while we checked out the rocky beach.
Besides the Raspberry farms along the route, this area is full of Birch forests, thus the name of the Bay. Birch Bay is definitely a summer beach town. None of the shops were open.