I took the “local traffic” option a couple of days ago through the Sunset Avenue street improvement project and was rewarded with this photograph of the beach at Washington Park. It’s time to go into storage to dig out that cooler and beach umbrella. Sunshine’s on its way!
Take one father and two sons, add Northwest bay and rocky beach…and you’ve got the elements for an evening of the kind of fun that dates back to forever. This dad put on a clinic Thursday at Seafarer’s Memorial Park, displaying talents in distance, precision and stone-skipping categories.
Midday Monday was a busy time at Seafarers Memorial Park on Fidalgo Bay. One picnic table was populated by a crew from a nearby work site, and this gentleman found a spot on the rocky beach for his chair and a place in the sun. Boating activity was heavy, and by late afternoon young people […]
By the time I arrived, only remnants remained of the sand castle. Someone had the good sense to spend time at the beach, not only enjoying the sun but doing something creative at the same time. Is it ever “too early in the season” to kick off our shoes, peel off our socks and walk […]
I just got back today from a four-day adventure that took my parents and me from Bonneville on the Columbia River across to the coast and up through the Olympic Peninsula to Port Townsend, Whidbey and home. Gorgeous! This photograph was taken a few miles up the road from Kalaloch. I’ll be sharing some photos […]
Tip of the day…visit area beaches now, before the seasonal crowds begin to build. This is a view of North Beach from a path just below the Deception Pass Bridge. Lots of great memories, including the days when we would pack the kids up for a picnic and a romp in the sand. Crowds are […]
While many are looking to the skies these days in search of Mars, I discovered my own orange orb on a beach near Anchor Cove Marina. My “orb” is actually the head of a large spike on a piece of driftwood, rusted to a deep, textured orange by years of exposure to saltwater. (Note: Mars […]
Talk about your room with a view! Most people who have grown up near the beach have memories of childhood “construction” projects like that illustrated here. A decent sized driftwood beach house, I must say. This photograph was actually taken on a neighboring island … at Oak Harbor City Beach on Whidbey Island. I spent […]
Washington Park’s Sunset Beach is aptly named, drawing scores of people on these clear summer nights. Such was the case Tuesday evening when JoAnn and Rich Hansen of Morro Bay, California spent a romantic evening session admiring the brilliant colors of the setting sun. The Hansens, married just over a year, camped at Washington Park […]