Local Adventures · Trail Cooking

FBC Meals: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice (At South Whidbey State Park)

The boys and I spent the morning at South Whidbey State Park, a smaller state park on Whidbey Island that is divided by a road going through it. One side is hiking in the forest, the other side is on the bluff above the Salish Sea, with views across to the Olympic Mountains. This park… Continue reading FBC Meals: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice (At South Whidbey State Park)

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Spicy Chicken Spaghetti (At Fort Casey State Park)

With summer here as of this week, the PNW suddenly snapped from 57° days to the upper 60's. I wasn't going to waste a day like this. We got up early and went to Fort Casey State Park on Whidbey Island. It was this amazing morning....all the volcanoes were visible. All the mountain ridges and… Continue reading Spicy Chicken Spaghetti (At Fort Casey State Park)

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Local Adventures: Double Bluff Beach At Low Tide

Last week with the full moon the tides hit super low and we spent most of the days at various beaches on Whidbey Island. We were searching for tide pools, which are not something the island is normally known for (we have either sandy beaches or mudflats, depending on the side of the island. Midweek,… Continue reading Local Adventures: Double Bluff Beach At Low Tide

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Local Adventures: Story Walk at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park

For years I had meant to walk the trails at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park in Port Townsend, but then Covid came and it wrecked us taking the ferry to Port Townsend for 1.5 years and life got busy. With the last week of school upon us for the year, I called it a field… Continue reading Local Adventures: Story Walk at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park

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Sunny Days In A Cold Spring

Spring has been cold and wet on Whidbey Island, and all along the Pacific Northwest. Great for the moss, and water supplies, but lousy for farming and hiking. But every so the sun comes out and it shines so brightly. And we don't stay home often those days. Grab lunch and head out. Robinson Beach… Continue reading Sunny Days In A Cold Spring