MADRONA

I thought I’d start with the line from “Throw Momma From The Train” where Larry, Billy Crystal, was trying to come up with the first line of his book. “The night was hot, wait no, the night, the night was humid. The night was humid, no wait, hot, hot. The night was hot. The night was hot and wet, wet and hot. The night was wet and hot, hot and wet, wet and hot; that’s humid. The night was humid.”

Yeah that’s it, “The morning was humid”! It did not rain during my walk and I never had one drop of water fall on me but I was wet by the time I got home. It was that nice ocean mist we get from time to time. It’s all part of living on an island.

This mornings walk was just the opposite of yesterdays walk. Yesterday I walked east from Coupeville out Parker Road to Highway 20, 6.2 miles. Today I went west out Madrona Avenue to Highway 20, 8.2 miles.

Not unlike Parker there’s not a lot to see because the road is banked on one side and lined with Madrona trees on the other but it’s still a beautiful walk or drive.

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Along the way I spotted some real wildlife and some not so real. I know this isn’t “wildlife” but…

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This is “wildlife” and it’s real. This Great Blue Heron was sitting on a mooring buoy by the Mussel Farm. I assume it was fishing.

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These aren’t!

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Toward the end of Madrona Avenue is Kennedy Lagoon. It’s a beautiful lagoon with some nice homes along the shores.

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This is the end of Penn Cove and Madrona Avenue near Highway 20. This is looking east along the north shore.

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This is the south shore looking toward Coupeville. If you look closely you can see the red Wharf in the middle of the photo.

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Heading back toward home I noticed this little garden lined with Madrona logs. I like the red color of the Madrona wood.

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Back in Coupeville I was walking on the Wharf and spotted this Pigeon Guillemot swimming along. Just as I was about to take its picture it flew but the photo still turned out pretty well.

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So that’s a wrap for this week. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week.

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