This weekend, we visited three places we’ve never been before: Vendovi Island, Inati Bay on Lummi Island and Saddlebag Island. Vendovi is a formerly private island purchased by the San Juan Islands Preservation Trust from the Fleet family three years ago. They’ve been quietly opening it to limited visitation by the public. We arrived on Saturday morning and were asked to stay on the dock until the island officially opened at 10. When it opened, we were given maps and set loose to explore. After a false start down an unmaintained path, we headed across the island to a lovely viewpoint and then back to the other side to one of the best beaches we’ve seen in the San Juans. The caretaker couple recommended Inati Bay on Lummi as a good place to stay for the night. The land above the high tide line if owned by the Bellingham Yacht Club. We headed over and found it nice and quiet thanks to a BYC weekend meet-up in La Conner. In the morning, we played around a bit on the beach and then headed for another new location: Saddlebag Island. It turned out to be a very nice spot with a great little waterfall and a view of the Anacortes refinery. Unfortunately, one of the “effects” got turned on on our camera so all of the pictures look as if they’re paintings.