CAPTAIN TACK – April 7, 2015

This morning it was very overcast and not a lot of light but I still managed to capture a couple of images from around Coupeville.

At first light there was a wee crack in the clouds that let some morning sunlight shine through just to the north of Mt. Baker.

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Near the Coupeville Wharf I walked out on the deck beside the Vail Wine Shop and found “Captain Tack”, an acrylic painted art piece by Michele Kempees, standing guard over Penn Cove and the surrounding area.

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I have an update on yesterday blog regarding the Jenne House. I’ve learned that the original water tower is still standing behind the house. A rarity in the late 1800’s the house not only had its own water system but also a hot water furnace. This is the water tower as it looks today.

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With that I’ll turn you lose to enjoy the rest of your day, I hope it’s a good one!

NOBODY HOME – April 6, 2015

I started the week off with a nice walk out to the Ebey Prairie and back. I saw some interesting things along the way that I’d like to share as you walk with me.

Just up the hill from our house I spotted a “herd” of deer. While I’m not sure what actually constitutes a “herd” there were six deer which I think is the most I’ve seen roaming together in one group around town.

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One of them was just begging me to take his photo so I obliged.

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I always get a kick out of this “knit” bicycle that’s out in front of Whidbey Isle Yarns. Someone put a lot of work into it.

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One of my blog followers mentioned that they’d like to see more old houses around Coupeville so I thought I’d do just that. I’m sorry I don’t remember the person’s name.

This is the Jacob Jenne home built in 1889. I was built for Jake, as he was called, by H. B. Lovejoy who built many beautiful old Victorians around Coupeville. Jake moved to Whidbey Island in 1876 and was a farmer up until 1886 when he purchased the Central Hotel on Front Street. He died in 1908.

It currently is a Thai restaurant called “Pra Nakorn Thai Cuisine”.

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Here’s a photo of it from around the time it was built. This photo came from “Images of America, Coupeville” by Judy Lynn, Kay Foss and the Island County Historical Society and Museum.

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Unfortunately I couldn’t get a very good photo from that side of the building because there are too many tall and bushy trees.

And finally I saved the best for last and the reason this edition is called “Nobody Home”. I do believe the photograph is self explanatory. I really liked it and I hope you do as well.

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Thanks for walking with me, I hope you have a great week ahead and come back again soon.