This blog was born out of suggestions by friends on Facebook saying that I needed to post my pictures to a blog.
Most days I walk approximately seven miles around the town of Coupeville, WA, Ebey Reserve and Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island part of the San Juan Islands northeast of Seattle.
Map credit: Go Northwest
Whidbey Island is approximately 41 miles long and ranges from 1.5 to 12 miles wide. It has approximately 148 miles of saltwater shoreline.
Coupeville was founded in 1853 and is the second oldest town in Washington State. It is named after Captain Thomas A. Coupe a tall ship captain that settled on Whidbey Island. Today Coupeville has 1,831 residents
Coupeville resides within the boundaries of the Ebey Reserve and is the only town in the United States that is in a Reserve. Here are the boundaries of the reserve.
Photo credit: National Park Service
I love to take pictures of the area and tell people about the rich history of this small town and area.
There are many stories about the area and some are founded and some are not. I would like to keep this blog as accurate as possible so if you have information that corrects the historical statements I make I’d love to hear from you.
Historical references include:
“A Particular Friend, Penn’s Cove” By Jimmie Jean Cook. Available at the Island County Historical Museum, Coupeville.
“Sea Captains of Whidbey Island” By Whidbey Island Chapter #6, The Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. Available at the Island County Historical Museum, Coupeville.
“Ancestral Walls” By Sally Hayton-Keeva. Available at the Island County Historical Museum, Coupeville.
“Images of America, Coupeville” By Judy Lynn, Kay Foss, and the Island County Historical Society and Museum. Available at the Island County Historical Museum, Coupeville.
I hope you enjoy the pictures and commentary I provide.