I wrapped up this week by walking 6.7 miles out Madrona Way to Captain Whidbey Inn and back. An interesting thing about the name of the inn is I can find no historical reference where Joseph Whidbey was ever a “Captain”. He was a “Master” and was credited with many discoveries around Puget Sound while exploring with the Vancouver Expedition in 1791 – 1795. Captain Vancouver named Whidbey Island after him.
It was a beautiful walk and I thought the lighting was striking looking back over the mussel rafts to the wharf and Cascade Mountains.
I also spotted this beautiful two masted sailboat reflecting in the cove.
The Captain Whidbey Inn sign is on Madrona Way and the driveway goes in a ways to get to the inn.
The main lodge was built in 1907 and is much as it was back then. The rooms are restored just as it would have been in the early 1900’s. There is also a “fine-dining” dining room and a tavern that severs lunch.
If you want more modern accommodations there is a hotel like building that is also very nice.
These are the grounds looking out toward one of the Twin Lagoons that I talked about in an earlier blog.
It’s a great place to kick back and relax while visiting Coupeville and the surrounding area.
Back in Coupeville it looked like they are getting the town ready for the big Memorial Day parade tomorrow. This street sweeper was out early this morning.
I spotted this “No Parking” sign that talks about the parade. I think it’s going to be really “BIG” if it goes from 6:00AM to 12:30 PM. Actually the parade starts at 11:00 and there is a picnic in the Town Park as well as a concert. If you’re in the area stop by for a nice small town celebration.
Whatever you do this weekend but sure to take time to think what Memorial Day is all about and give thanks to the vet’s that have protected our freedom’s and given so much.