Local Adventures

Beach Time

The need for beach time was strong last week so we finished school quickly and headed out. Living on an island has a few perks, but it is easy to live half a mile from beach access and not get there for months when the weather is cold. Spring slipping towards summer brings shells popping… Continue reading Beach Time

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Getting Some Green

My oldest son went back to work yesterday after a nearly 2 month furlough. I gave him a ride to be nice, called home schooling early with the younger boys, and after dropping him off, drove to South Whidbey Community Park ("Castle Park") to enjoy a hike. Stay At Home order ended on May 31st… Continue reading Getting Some Green

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Standing In The Wind

The other evening I felt the need to be outside, in the wind. To stare across the Salish Sea and ponder of the dreams I have - and wether or not any of them will happen this year. It's bittersweet to look across at the Olympic Mountains, and know the National park is closed for… Continue reading Standing In The Wind

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Local Adventures: South Whidbey State Park Ridge & Fern Gully Loop

To celebrate Washington State Parks opening back up on Tuesday, the boys and I went on a dayhike to South Whidbey State Park to do the Ridge Loop trail, which ended up including the Fern Gully Trail into the loop. The Ridge Loop Trail starts a few feet up from the start of the Wilbert… Continue reading Local Adventures: South Whidbey State Park Ridge & Fern Gully Loop

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Trillium Community Forest: Wildberry Loop

With most public lands closed to walking, there are a few lands that are still open. We have a handful on our island. These are ideal for locals to use, who can walk to the trailheads. They don't get a lot of use on a good day, so in a way...this is good. I rounded… Continue reading Trillium Community Forest: Wildberry Loop