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Local Adventures: Wandering Deception Pass State Park

I don't often get up to Deception Pass State Park, simply due to mileage - and how busy it is. It is the most visited state park in Washington State, and sits on the north end of Whidbey Island. Usually when we go thru the park, we are heading on or off the island, crossing… Continue reading Local Adventures: Wandering Deception Pass State Park

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Local Adventures: Hoypus Point

Tucked away in the far Northwest corner of Whidbey Island sits a small remote section of Deception Pass State park, Hoypus Natural Forest. When I first lived on Whidbey Island I was 16, and we had moved to the island from a city. Due to a lot of upheaval in our lives, my Dad shut… Continue reading Local Adventures: Hoypus Point

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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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North Beach Exploring At Deception Pass State Park

A long time ago, when I was a teen, my parents moved us to The Rock, known as Whidbey Island. I wasn’t happy overall, I lived 10 miles out-of-town, with no car and no transit. The fact that we lived literally across the street from Deception Pass State Park was mostly lost on me.   Growing older,… Continue reading North Beach Exploring At Deception Pass State Park

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Local Adventures: Light House Point Trail

For many years I lived on an island, and I still miss it, even 13 years later. Now then…this isn’t a warm island I left behind, rather a wind-swept, cold island, up North. My kind of island. Especially for island wandering. Last weekend we happened to be up in the islands, and I took the… Continue reading Local Adventures: Light House Point Trail