My favorite on this group of signs, “Falling Can Be Deadly”, so don’t fall people! This series of signs were taken at the Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island in Washington State.
This next sign is on a building on Front Street in Coupeville on Whidbey Island.
I’ll be linking up to signs, signs with Lesley and Good Fences #104 with TexWisGirl.
Dear and I are considering a little getaway to Vancouver B.C. since the U.S. dollar is strong for a change. I hope to take lots of photos of what we see and experience. So excited that Spring is coming! How about you?
…a short excursion or journey for pleasure.
Last Saturday the Bagdanov sisters had a jaunt in Washington state that took in Mt. Vernon, La Conner, Deception Pass, Coupeville, and Langley leaving the island by ferry back to the mainland in Mukilteo. Here are some photos of what we saw.
Daffodil Fields in Mount Vernon, Washington. Soon these fields will be full of tulips!
The Swinomish channel in La Conner.
Deception Pass Bridge between Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island.
Deception Pass State park on Whidbey Island.
Saratoga Passage and Penn Cove in Coupeville on Whidbey Island where Penn Cove Mussels are famous.
Saratoga Passage in Langley on Whidbey Island.
Ready for our trip from Clinton on Whidbey Island to Mukilteo on the mainland.
On the mainland we stopped for dinner in Millcreek before we headed home to put our feet up!
Lots of posts about our sister weekend but they don’t happen very often and I have the need to document our time together. Treasured times at treasured locations in the state of Washington.
Linking up to Tuesday’s Treasures with Tom at The Backroads Traveler and J is for Jaunt with ABC Wednesday with Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger with the ABC Team.
On Tuesday of last week I put my tour guide hat on yet again and picked up my group to head to the north end of Whidbey Island. You can access Whidbey Island at the north by crossing a couple bridges and when you travel all the way south on the island you cross the Salish Sea/Puget Sound via a car/passenger ferry from Clinton to Mukilteo.
We stopped on the north side of Deception Pass on Fidalgo Island before crossing over the Deception Pass bridge.
“A group of sailors led by Joseph Whidbey, part of the Vancouver Expedition, found and mapped Deception Pass on June 7, 1792.George Vancouver gave it the name “Deception” because it had misled him into thinking Whidbey Island was a peninsula.The “deception” was heightened due to Whidbey’s failure to find the strait at first.” I thought it was called Deception because of the whirlpools and strong currents that can give boats quite a run for their money.
You can read the history of this Bridge and area if you click here.
We crossed over the bridge and found a parking spot at the State Park property on the Whidbey Island side of the bridge. I was happy I zipped over to Fred Meyer to pick up a Discovery Pass before I picked up my passengers. You need a Discovery Pass to park at the State Park lot.
On this side of the bridge there were several trails you could hike to get down to areas below the bridge with nice beach areas.
We had some fabulous weather and views for our “Island Day”.
We headed up on the bridge deck to get to the center to get more views of the Skagit Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The North end of the island is also home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor. Oak Harbor is the largest city on Whidbey Island. We stopped in two cities on Whidbey Island, Coupeville, where we had lunch and Langley, my favorite city to visit on the Island. That will be another post.
It’s Sunday afternoon and just about 20 minutes until the U.S.A. v Portugal game kicks off. I’ll be glued to the t.v. hoping for a good result. The bathroom renovation continues, too, around here. I have told you in the past that I’m the sports fan at my house not my Dear. He’s putting in can lights and a bathroom fan and heater today before he seals up the ceiling with drywall. Fun times. Hope your Sunday is going well.