Sunday, four of us circumnavigated Long Island, a USFWS-controlled island in Willapa Bay, WA, in cool, relatively windless air. The Willapa is noted for its oysters, clams, and enormous tidal mud flats, exposed at mid-to low-tides. To make this 15 nm paddle, we launched as the tide fell, scooting north with the flow, passing across the soon-to-be-mud flats at the N end of the island, and making our way 3 nm south along its west side for a landing at one of the five primitive campsites. There, we lounged, ate, told lies, and did a couple hours of hiking on its retired, disappearing logging roads, waiting the required four hours for the water to return so we could complete the circuit. The last 5 nm were a breeze as the incoming tide swept us back to the launch ramp. A few scenes: Paradise Point, east side of Long Island, looking south. Bruce checks the chart, Stanley Point in the background. Amphibious sprayer/mower, for control of invasive aquatic week, spartina alternaflora. Terry admires air boat, used by Refuge staff to service CGs, and in weed control. The tide falls, as we slog ashore at Sandspit CG. Here, the "mud" is very firm; in more protected backwaters, it is "pluff" mud, not capable of supporting body weight, and you sink in to your hips. "Slithering" the only safe way to escape its grasp. Serious lounging commences ... five different chocolate variations?