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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

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Local Adventures: Story Walk at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park

For years I had meant to walk the trails at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park in Port Townsend, but then Covid came and it wrecked us taking the ferry to Port Townsend for 1.5 years and life got busy. With the last week of school upon us for the year, I called it a field… Continue reading Local Adventures: Story Walk at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park

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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: Rockport State Park

I hadn't been back to Rockport State Park in a very long time. As we were driving along Hwy 20 in Washington State, we decided on a whim to stop at the park. Kirk had never been to the park, and my memories were pretty hazy.... Rockport SP sits in an old-growth forest, which shut… Continue reading Local Adventures: Rockport State Park

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Local Adventures: Northern State Recreation Area

When I was a lot younger, I once lived in Skagit County in Washington State. At the time the Northern State Recreation Area was a mess of decay, after the mental health hospital/farm had been defunded in the 1970's. It hadn't been developed yet, and was a place where the young and stupid went at… Continue reading Local Adventures: Northern State Recreation Area