And now for something completely different! This morning I came across a very rare “Pine Tail Banana Slug”. I’d never seen one in the wild before and I’m sure they are a protected species. So to start off today’s walk here it is!


OK, maybe not 🙂

It is well known though that a mans home is his castle. It was first stated in 1628 by Edward Coke of England, “For a man’s house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium [and each man’s home is his safest refuge].” I guess this Coupevillian took it to heart, what a nice castle (home).


Today I walked out Parker Road and down to Penn Cove on Marine Drive. At the end of the road I took this picture of Penn Cove. As noted in the photo the Coupeville Wharf is way off in the distance.


One think I love about my little camera is the extreme zoom. Here’s the wharf from the same spot.


Coming back home I thought the water side of Front Street looked especially nice in the morning sunshine.


And finally, my neighbor John has this old International pickup and I noticed something I hadn’t seen before, a “bottle opener”. I doubt very seriously that it was a factory option but what a neat idea for when you’re working hard and need a beer break!


With that I close out “Hump Day”, for all you working folks, and wish you a good rest of the week.

4 thoughts on “PINE TAIL BANANA SLUG

    • Thanks for walking with me Bernette. I find it surprising too that I can continually find different things to photograph. I’ve found that the trick is to keep my mind engaged on my surroundings and not let my mind wander. Also, while I walk many of the same routes, I try to mix it up by walking in the opposite direction than usual and going many different ways.

  1. Hi! I found a slug on a hike a few days ago,
    Near Graham WA.
    I tried researching on the internet to identify the slug, and your blog popped up 🙂

    Now i know its a pine tail banana slug!
    It looks just like your photo.
    With that unique tail, im surprised it did not have more results in my search.

    We just moved to Washington state, and im glad i ran across your blog, and will now follow.

    What camera do you use with such good zoom? Thankyou

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