Welcome Back – August 11, 2015

I know, I know, it’s been way too long. People around Coupeville keep reminding me that I’ve been missed.

I can come up with a million excuses but none are very valid. I’ll try to do better going forward.

On my little walk this morning I managed to find some interesting things. First up was the Captain Thomas A. Coupe’s home built in 1854. Captain Coupe is the namesake of “Coupeville”.

His home as been in pretty bad shape for a long time but thanks to the “Ebey Forever Foundation” it is getting a much needed restoration. These photos aren’t great but it gives you an idea of the project.

Looking from the beach. At some point in time the house was turned around and moved back away from cliff.

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This is a side view. It’s hard to get a good photo with all the growth around the house.

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I’ve shown you photos of the Toby’s Tavern building restoration. It’s now complete and looks wonderful. Here is a 1920’s photo and on today’s walk.

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The tide was out and the boats were in. This time of year we get a lot of visitors by water who anchor out, tie to mooring buoys, or tie to the dock.

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And finally my shot of the day. I liked the morning sun on the wharf pilings and all the green seaweed and black mussels contrasted against it.

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It’s great to be back and having you all walking with me again. Enjoy your day and we’ll do this again soon.

6 thoughts on “Welcome Back – August 11, 2015

  1. Welcome back…missed you! Your pictures are wonderful, as always. I especially like seeing the old walnut tree in pictures of Captain Coupe’s house, which I understand was planted by Mrs. Coupe around 1860.

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