DOUBLE DOWN

This morning I doubled my mileage from yesterday and walked three miles. It felt good and I do believe I’m on the mend. I just walked around town but found some things of interest for you.

First stop, one of my favorite heritage homes. It’s the Captain Joseph Clapp home built it 1886. He was a “charming and witty man” who was the master of the tall ships “Charmer”, “Atlanta” and “Jabey Howes”. After he retired from sailing he was the Post Master of Coupeville from 1898 to 1915 as well as deputy County Treasurer and Justice of the Peace.

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On Front Street a city worker was already out watering our beautiful flower baskets that hang all over town.

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Right near where he was watering I spotted this Great Blue Heron perching on an old light pole in front of the Coupeville Wharf.

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Out on the wharf I looked back toward town and spotted this King Fisher sitting on a rail. I just love the sound they make when they fly.

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Toward the south side of town I spotted this cotton tail sitting on the little hill above me. They don’t pose very long so felt this shot was sort of lucky.

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Back home I saw this deer munching away on my new neighbors, Steve and Betty, shrubs in front of their house. Welcome to Coupeville and good luck with your plants 🙂

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For all you hard working folks, Happy Hump Day! For all us retired folks, enjoy the day, whatever day it is.

MILE AND A HALF

Once again I managed to walk only 1 1/2 miles this morning. Actually it went quite well and I think I’m gaining on my bursitis. I walked down to the wharf and back, the same as I walked Friday, but still found some interesting stuff to photograph.

I took a photo of my neighbors place where he has a saddle beside the fence gate and an interesting building in the background.

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The rest of this blog is a “reading assignment”. I wanted to share a great place to stay if you ever come visit Coupeville. “Cottage on the Cove” is right on the water and right at the end of Front Street.

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Here’s the history of the building.

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I took this photo through the window just to give you an idea of how quaint it is.

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One thing we don’t like on Front Street are empty buildings. Since Coupeville is a tourist town we like lots of stores and restaurants. This building has been empty for a couple of years. It use to be the “Mad Crab” restaurant but sadly it closed and has not been open for a very long time.

The building was built in 1866 to house the John Robertson’s store. It will be fun to see what’s next for this historic building.

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About a year ago it was sold and we’ve been waiting to see what’s going to happen with it. Finally a sign has gone up and here’s the story.

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With that I’ll let you get on with your day. Thanks for walking with me, all be it a short one. Hopefully we’ll do this again tomorrow!

I’M BACK, sort of

I walked this morning for the first time in a few weeks. While I only walked a mile and a half my bursitis didn’t feel too bad. I going to sneak up on it and if it doesn’t get better I’ll probably get a cortisone shot in my hip

I walked down to the wharf and back and here’s what I saw. (You can follow along with the map) I was really surprised how many things have changed in that short amount of time.

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First stop was at John’s house at the end of our street. He’s a retired Art Teacher and has lots interesting things to look at. This is his garden and other stuff.

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By the boat ramp I spotted this Eagle with the sailboat behind and thought it was a great shot!

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This house sold over the winter and went for a relatively cheap price due to the fact that the bank across the road was starting to slip into the cove. It has since stopped and I think it will be many years before it would ever get even close to this house. In the meantime they have applied for permission to turn the space above the garage into a B&B. If it get’s approved there will be another really nice place, with a view, to stay when you come visit.

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If you’ve ever thought about moving to Coupeville this might just be the place for you. While it’s just under $500K it includes the main house that was the Fred Nuttall House, built in 1888, and the cottage behind it, to the left in this photo. You could buy the house and rent out the cottage to help offset the payments.

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Out on the wharf there is a new sign advertising “Sailing lessons, sailboat rental, tours and charters”. Here is the sailboat that it all happens on. It’s a 44 foot Catalina Morgan and looks like it would be fun.

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And back home! Marilyn in on the porch waiting for me on an absolutely beautiful morning in paradise 🙂

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Thanks for walking with me and I hope we can do it again real soon. I have really missed walking with all of you and need to get going again. They may not be long walks for a while but there’s always lots to see and photograph.

DON’T GIVE UP

Hi all, I hope you haven’t given up on my yet I’m trying to get back to “walking and gawking” as soon as I can. The bursitis is getting better and I’m slowly gaining on it. I’m not sure how long it will be before I’m back in the saddle, so to speak, but soon.

In the meantime we went to the Coupeville Farmers Market yesterday and picked up some goodies. It was a stellar day with nothing but blue sky and sunshine. The strawberries are just coming out and they are really good. I was able to get a photo of a few as they were flying off the table.

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Sho Nuff smoked food was spreading a wonderful sent all over the grounds.

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I tried to take some interesting photos of things that are for sale at the Farmers Market, I hope you like them.

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I really like the effort the young lady from Cape Cleare Salmon puts in. Every Saturday she rides here bike, pulling a big trailer with lots of salmon and other seafood, weighing several hundred pounds, all the way from Port Townsend which is a ferry ride away.

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I hope you enjoyed that and have a really nice Sunday. I’ll catch up with you again soon.