Great blue heron catches breakfast just offshore, Anacortes beach.
Had the place to myself this morning for awhile before a group of runners invaded. Lighthouse Point on south Fidalgo Island, overlooking Deception Pass.
Morning view of Olympic Mountains from beach at Bowman Bay, Fidalgo Island.
This little towhee joined several robins and other towhees as they scoured an open area just yards from the beach on west Fidalgo Island.
Bowman Bay, as viewed from bluff above. South Fidalgo Island.
Looking west, twilight at Little North Beach, Deception Pass State Park.
A late afternoon stroll on the beach at Bowman Bay, southwest Fidalgo Island.
New Year rainfall let up on Sunday, January 3, a development that drew enthusiastic crowds to Deception Pass State Park: both Fidalgo and Whidbey sides. On this trip I ventured onto a trail that runs adjacent to the beach from the park amphitheater to the bridges. I have walked the same trail from the east […]
Kukutali, which in the native Swinomish Tribal language means “place of cattail mats,” is a wonderful near-island managed in partnership between the tribe and state parks. Walk a narrow band of land to this place of beach and forest. Beautiful trees tower above on the forest trail, with many madrona trees growing both in forest […]
I (and many others) spent part of my Thanksgiving Eve in the Bowman Bay neighborhood. That included a beach walk on Lottie Bay, with sightings of many ducks and a harbor seal. Beaches are littered with “sea debris” from recent winds, combined with high tide. It was nice to see a few families out with […]
Evidence of this week’s stormy weather was plentiful at Bowman Bay beaches and trails, from massive driftwood collections and downed tree branches to seaweed, kelp and rocks swept up to adjacent wetlands.
A splash of color on a gray Fall day. House finches at the edge of a Fidalgo Island beach.