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Local Adventures: Rosario Head

The last time I had been to Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island I was maybe 16 or 17 and I was nearly swept out into the open water in a 2 man inflatable boat with my friend and 1 working oar. So somehow I never saw any reason to return till the boys were begging… Continue reading Local Adventures: Rosario Head

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Local Adventures: Minus Tide Wanderings

Last week we had minus tides of 3 feet. Which is when you just cannot miss checking out tide pools. Overall Whidbey Island isn't known for having great tide pools, but there are a few pocket areas to check out. One spot is between Camp Casey and Fort Casey State Park, on the west side… Continue reading Local Adventures: Minus Tide Wanderings

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Local Adventures: Camano State Park

Summer kicks in and our 80 Days of Summer had to take back seat for 2 weeks. Swim lessons and magic camp jumped into the fray. Then the 4th of July. And then free once again to go explore. We had errands to run on the main land and took an early ferry over. On… Continue reading Local Adventures: Camano State Park


Green In The Outdoors

The past few years has brought environment, green living, zero waste, and minimalist living to a forefront in hiking and the outdoors (and beyond into daily life). The pitch is your life choices will save (or help) the environment. From articles to products, there is a lot out there. But are these recommendations actually good?… Continue reading Green In The Outdoors

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Local Adventures: Wilbert Loop Trail

It's interesting to rehike trails you once hiked, long ago. The previous time I hiked The Wilbert Trail in South Whidbey State Park my oldest son was maybe 3.5 years old. He's 21 now, and had zero memories of hiking this trail. So maybe it is like hiking a new trail? I'd like to think… Continue reading Local Adventures: Wilbert Loop Trail