Kayaking Burrows Island
Burrows Island provided many opportunities for low-tide exploration. We saw plenty of chitons, starfish, limpets, anemones, crabs, shellfish, tubeworms, and other mysterious creatures. Some of the best creatures were only visible from the water (kayak).
We camped at the CMT
campsite on Alice Bight on the eastern shore of Burrows Island.
There are two campsites and a very nice toilet.
We found lots of ripe salmon berries to snack on.
Our first day on the island was windy so we stayed out of our kayaks — and explored the forests and tidepools near our campsite instead. Oh, and napped.
Fun on our beach. In the evening, everything left on the sand would be immediately covered in tiny gnat-sized bugs.
We had hoped to circumnavigate Burrows Island, but the tides and weather were not in our favor. We did explore the east coast as far south as Young Island, and went around the north coast to the abandoned lighthouse and coast guard station on the west side.
Light is on the west end of Burrows Island.
There is a trail up to hilltop views on the sparsely-treed south side of the island. Allan Island is the next island to the south.