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Photos by Tag: Whidbey Island

April 16th, 2023

Central Whidbey’s Fort Casey

Whether it’s a day trip or a camping adventure you are contemplating, Fort Casey on Central Whidbey Island is a great destination. Among features at the one-time U.S. Army installation are gun batteries, observation towers and the iconic Admiralty Head Lighthouse.

February 11th, 2023

Fishing Cranberry

Some fish from the shore, others from boats … or kayaks. Cranberry Lake at Deception Pass State Park.

May 16th, 2022

Park managers honored

I think of them as “Head Rangers,” but technically the chief executive officer at Deception Pass State Park operates under the title of “Manager.” All past and present managers were honored this year with a large “plaque” posted in front of the main park office on Highway 20. Creation of the sign and an accompanying […]

October 2nd, 2021

View from the bluff

A couple takes a breather from their afternoon hike to take in the view from Rosario Head, looking southwest toward Whidbey Island.

July 8th, 2021

Cool mornings return

How refreshing the past several mornings to venture out to cool morning scenes such as this one at Bowman Bay. Typical summer days often feature haze or fog that “burns off” to comfortable temperatures and blue skies.

June 25th, 2021

Iconic NW bridges undergo facelift

Northwest icon Deception Pass bridges have been under protective shrouds on and off for months as contractors do repair and paint work for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). “The bridge” is actually two spans: Canoe Pass Bridge connecting Fidalgo Island to the center support of Pass Island, and Deception Pass Bridge connecting to […]

March 31st, 2021

Hanging out at Deception Pass

Contract workers continued work at Deception Pass Bridge today, preparing support structure for wraps that will be hung before chipping and sandblasting begins on the steel span. These images include workers at north and south ends of the bridge, about 180 feet above the water. The project requires closure to one lane from time to […]

February 12th, 2021

Heads up

Safe in a treetop near the edge of a parking lot, this great blue heron extends for a look around. West Beach, Deception Pass State Park.

December 18th, 2020

Traversing Deception Pass

An adventurous boater powers through waves, moving west to east at Deception Pass on a December afternoon.

November 19th, 2020

Mushrooms by the beach: who knew?

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 […]

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