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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

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Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at Point Hudson

If Covid did anything positive, it changed my view of public education all the way to the bedrock under us. My oldest went through public school the same as I did. Everything that was expected, it happened. Not once did it occur to me that homeschooling was an option. We homeschooled in the end of… Continue reading Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at Point Hudson

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Isla Partida and Playa Ensenada Grande

As the sun started thinking about rising above the Sea of Cortez, we sailed towards Isla Partida. As the sun came up, I could see at least 2 cinder cones, high above the water. We anchored off the island for the day. Isla Partida sits next to Isla Espíritu Santo, separated by a narrow channel.… Continue reading Isla Partida and Playa Ensenada Grande

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Exploring The Arroyo of Isla San Francisco

Isla San Francisco is a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez, in Baja California Sur. It is 1.6 miles by 1.6 miles, but it holds so much to see. It sits about 47 miles from La Paz. It's highly visited - and very popular with massive yachts who anchor here. Our ship had to… Continue reading Exploring The Arroyo of Isla San Francisco

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Exploring Yellowstone Beach on Isla Monserrate

Isla Monserrate sits in the Sea of Cortez (Baja California Sur) and was the farthest north island we visited. It is a boat ride there, if you come out of La Paz. Anchored in the deeper water, I rode a Zodiac skiff to the beach. We landed on Yellowstone Beach. It is a sun drenched… Continue reading Exploring Yellowstone Beach on Isla Monserrate