With Deception Pass Bridge paint/repair contractors “on pause” for a couple of winter months, paths on the center island of the Pass are accessible again. And what a view it was Sunday afternoon as the current swirled below! Elements of protective shrouding on the bridge are visible to the right.
With bridge paint and repair contractors gone for a few winter weeks, I took the opportunity Sunday to visit Pass Island at Deception Pass. There I was treated to what I assume was a U.S. Coast Guard training exercise. This vessel made several passes back and forth through swiftly moving currents at Deception Pass before […]
Given seasonal changes in weather and flora, my attention was drawn to the earth on a recent trip to the West Beach area of Deception Pass State Park. Pictured here are many of the mushrooms I discovered on a walk through lakeside forest and shoreside sand dunes. Impressive (especially those I discovered growing in the […]
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 […]
Recent high winds blew apart bridge project scheduling at Deception Pass. According to state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Project Engineer Shane Spahr, the contractor doing work on the two iconic spans was hoping to finish painting the Canoe Pass bridge this year. “However, due to a number of factors, unless we get some really nice […]
Wednesday afternoon view from Lighthouse Point on the southwest corner of Fidalgo Island. Canoe and Deception Pass bridges are wrapped during a painting project which first calls for removal of layers of old paint. The bridges have linked Fidalgo and Whidbey islands since 1935.