Open House Road Trip

On Saturday we set out to the Northern end of Whidbey Island with Fort Ebey State Park our destination. We had to be out of our house from 1 until 4pm so a drive was a good option for us.

Set on the western side of Whidbey Island, Fort Ebey was constructed as a coastal defense fort during the Second World War.

The bluff trail overlooks Admiralty Inlet and offers peek-a-boo views of Point Wilson Lighthouse across the bay. Douglas-fir and hemlock provide shade along forested trails sprinkled with pink big-leaf rhododendrons in season.

We took a short loop that took us to Lake Pondilla and were rewarded with a viewing of this bird. Is it a Golden Eagle, a young eagle, or some kind of hawk?

Next time we visit we’ll take the Bluff trail to the Gun Battery.

From Fort Ebey we drove the 5 miles to Coupeville and Penn Cove which are set on the Eastern coast of Whidbey Island. We enjoyed some Penn Cove Mussels and these views.

Our Discover Pass expires the end of the month so we’ll have to take advantage of visiting some more Washington State Parks.

Summer officially begins this Thursday. Do you have any special summer plans?

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

9 thoughts on “Open House Road Trip

  1. We used to go to Fort Ebey a lot when our boys were growing up…so your beautiful pictures brought back many good memories! Thanks! Linn

  2. Hello, beautiful views of the coastline. Pretty captures of the sailboat. I am guessing that is a juvenile Bald Eagle. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  3. Oh, what beautiful sites to see! I’m not a traveler like you are, so it always thrills me to see gorgeous settings like these! I have no idea whether that’s an eagle or a hawk. If it’s a hawk, he’s doing a pretty good job of looking majestic!

  4. Beautiful pictures of your walk on Sat.
    No special plans for summer except moving into our new house. I sure hope it is done this summer!!!!!

  5. I know open houses can be an inconvenience, but it looks like you made lemonade from lemons! We always like to plan a drive with a restaurant at the end, especially with views! How did the open house go? As for our summer plans, we are still up to our eyeballs in preparation for my in-laws’ visit – they arrive a week from tomorrow! Then summer can begin!

  6. Lovely Summery photos and it’s always good to be by blue waters and look up at blue skies. We have been invited to a wedding. That something to look forward to this Summer. .

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