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Photos by Tag: Bowman Bay

January 19th, 2021

Wind damage at park includes large trees

For many, the extraordinary mid-January 2021 windstorm is in the rear view mirror. Not so for many public park crews including those on both sides of the Pass at Deception Pass State Park. A combination of rain-saturated earth and sustained high winds contributed to downed trees, limbs and branches. Winds knocked down trees on both […]

January 9th, 2021

Escape to the outdoors

A late afternoon stroll on the beach at Bowman Bay, southwest Fidalgo Island.

January 4th, 2021

The draw of Deception Pass

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 […]

December 2nd, 2020

Woman in red

If you look closely, you will see a small patch of red. This is a fellow hiker, wrapped in a heavy red coat, who had passed me on the trail at Rosario Head. Just a few minutes later I looked across the water to see she her seated on the bench on Bowman Bay Trail, […]

November 26th, 2020

Wall on the bay

A corner of Bowman Bay. Photo taken from beach on the way to Lighthouse Point.

November 14th, 2020

Storm’s aftermath

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.

November 8th, 2020

Getting outside!

It was exciting last Saturday to see so many Northwesterners outside enjoying the natural attributes of this amazing corner of the state. I saw kayakers, paddleboarders, horseback riders, hikers, boaters and beach walkers. They were young, old … families and friends. I saw cameras, cellphones and binoculars, all being utilized to add images to memory […]

October 16th, 2020

Coastal markers

U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey markers from the Bowman Bay, Lighthouse Point area. Grandkids and I have located similar markers on the North Whidbey side of Deception Pass State Park. I’ve also photographed a marker on an Anacortes forest trail.

October 3rd, 2020

Fidalgo fog

It is the season of fog, and the Northwest is still experiencing some level of smoke from wildfires to the south. Fog did not hamper the spirits of people yearning for outdoor experiences Saturday. At Rosario Beach, and again at Bowman Bay, adventurers ranged from hikers to families with children; from kayakers to scuba divers. […]

October 1st, 2020

Red dragons

I walked to the edge of a Bowman Bay area pond in search of a great blue heron. Instead, I was surprised to discover a number of these “red dragonflies” among the wetland population of winged creatures. The more common blue dragonfly was on hand, too, but I focused my attention on these strange insects.

October 1st, 2020

Beautiful Bowman

The surface of Bowman Bay sparkles in the sun as this pair of kayakers starts a late September adventure from the beach. This is a wonderful part of Deception Pass State Park, divided by the swirling waters of the pass but accessible by bridges.

September 27th, 2020

Friendly paddle

Kayakers as viewed from trail leading from Rosario to Bowman Bay, southwest Fidalgo Island.

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