Some people love it, some people thought they’d love it. We love to visit and stay awhile.
The town of Langley is one of our favorite towns on the island and the Star Store is always a fun stop. We were happy it was open because all the other shops in Langley didn’t open till 11:00 a.m.
We stopped for photos before the rains came down and kept coming down for the rest of the weekend.
Greenbank was our next stop going North up the island.
Our destination was Coupeville. We stayed at the Blue Goose Inn. Is anyone wondering why it’s painted salmon?
Our lovely room.
We drove along a lot of back roads and saw some nice sights. We want to visit again in dry weather so we can get out and about more.
Thomas Coupe, a sea captain, took up a claim in 1852 in Penn’s Cove and from there the town of Coupeville grew.Coupeville is one of the oldest towns in the State. Coupe has a distinction of being the only man ever to sail a fully rigged ship through Deception Pass. Penn Cove Mussels were a must for us to try while staying here.
On our way home the wind had really picked up and there were white caps on the Puget Sound. I’ve got a few more shots to share of our dinner and breakfast later this week.
Have a great day everyone!
Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.
11 thoughts on “The Island Life…”
It looks like a really nice place to visit, Ellen. As for the salmon color, I am wondering if it is a color in vogue during the Victorian era to go with the Victorian house…. or perhaps, the island is famous for salmons? 😉
Salmon for the salmon that swim in the Puget Sound 🙂
Looks like a lovely weekend even if it did rain.
LOL…at first I thought that sign said Stair Store….and I couldn’t figure out what might be inside….(it’s late). The color of the Blue Goose is kind of funny. Glad you weren’t totally sideswiped by a horrible storm…
Yes…I am wondering why it is painted salmon. Any ideas? It looks like a fun island to visit…and stay awhile.
I think I would have been tempted to see what the B&B had been painted in the past. There is always some corner that gives up the secrets of the past.
Your white caps look like it would have been a rocky ride. I love the non posing person and her dog with the red collar standing at the railing.
At least the house has blue trim! But salmon in color..no idea.
Nice doorway to the shop.
Beautiful photos my friend. I love the one with the decorated tree. And I think it’s salmon for all of the salmon in Puget Sound or the nearby area myself. Great photos. Brings back great memories for me 🙂
This looks like a lovely place to go. I’ll keep it in mind for a future getaway. Gorgeous pictures, Ellen – I especially like the one with the spot of light on the dark waves.
You visited all my favorite places. Your B&B room is marvelous….maybe you can go back when the rhododendrons are blooming…they have a garden somewhere there on the island featuring those…it was stunning in full bloom.
We passed the street to get to Meerkerk Gardens Sara. I do want to go back when the rhoddies are in bloom…
It looks like a special time of year for this trip. How strange is the salmon color of the Blue Goose Inn?