I spent most of my Saturday on the secluded Ketron Island, Washington. The island is home to only 17 people and far less than that were living on the island at the time, since it isn’t quite summer. The island is located in southern Puget Sound and is accessible only by personal watercraft or the Pierce County ferry system. \
I went with a group of friends from school and we spent the day doing various activities. We caught the ferry at 12:00 and took it across the water. The wind as the boat cruised through the water was cool and refreshing, plus we got to watch the speedboats and birds. When we reached the island we headed to the house where my girlfriend lived for many years, which her grandparents own.
We had a nice potluck lunch and spray painted a sign for a photo shoot for the school newspaper. We then went exploring the island for an hour and a half or so. We took pictures with old cars, went inside of abandoned houses, and trekked through four-foot tall grass.
Afterwards, we headed down to the rocky beach and made a fire to roast marshmallows and we skipped rocks in the water. We also found a sea lion carcass and a lagoon.
We left the island on the 6:00 ferry and headed home. It was a fun adventure, although the fire left me smelling like smoke all evening.