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Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at North Beach

Part of our hiking this week was a goal to touch two areas in one day, and to get to North Beach, a Jefferson County owned park/access to the beach along the Salish Sea that is in Port Townsend, Washington. Well, to my surprise, Alistaire called out "Mom! Look a čičməhán Trail sign!" as we… Continue reading Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at North Beach

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Local Adventures: Fort Worden State Park – Chinese Gardens Trail and Battery Walker

With high's of 63° and cloudy for the day, it was a good day to do a day on foot. The boys and I caught an early ferry to Port Townsend on the Quimper Peninsula (the Olympic Peninsula). It was raining on the Whidbey side but as we crossed the Salish Sea, it dried up.… Continue reading Local Adventures: Fort Worden State Park – Chinese Gardens Trail and Battery Walker

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Local Adventures: Strawberry Point Preserve

The newest trail in the gems of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust called to me today. Something short before the day got so hot I didn't want to go outside. The Strawberry Point Preserve sits pretty far out on the northern end of Whidbey island. It was a great place to preserve. Two people coming… Continue reading Local Adventures: Strawberry Point Preserve

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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