Today we are on the West Side of San Juan Island specifically at Lime Kiln State Park. Comprised of 36 acres, Lime Kiln is considered one of the best places in the world to view whales from land. I will tell you that it is spectacularly beautiful here. Sweeping views of Haro Strait with the whale’s swimming gracefully through the waters will definitely take your breath away if not put a tear or two of emotional happiness in your eyes.
The lighthouse and park are both run on a voluntary basis thanks to the “Friends of Lime Kiln Society.” Thanks to the society, the park and light house have remained in excellent condition. It’s a wonderful thing don’t you think to see people volunteering their time, for free, to help preserve history?
When you come to Lime Kiln you can spend an entire day here. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on one of many picnic benches scattered throughout the park and don’t forget your camera and binoculars. It’s a beautiful place that you will remember forever.
~ a yogurt cake to end our beautiful day spent at Lime Kiln
~ Lime Kiln Lighthouse
Here is an INCREDIBLE video I found on YouTube that I would like to share with you. YouTube user tsksnowboarder has taken over 20 years of footage from Lime Kiln State Park and has created this incredible video. You may want to have a tissue ready – very emotional and beautiful!
If you are interested in the whale population and would like to learn more, these are fabulous resources:
Preheat oven to 350°F and butter a bundt pan
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
In a separate bowl, mix together yogurt, sugar, eggs, oil and lemon zest
Whisk flour mixture into yogurt mixture just until blended
Pour the batter into the buttered bundt pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until your cake is golden brown on top.
Let your cake cool if you can wait and garnish with berries or in my case I used fresh currants. Dust with powdered sugar