RANDOMNESS – July 18, 2017

Most mornings I try to follow some sort of theme from something that inspires me but this morning nothing specific stuck out so I have a rather odd collection of photos from this morning’s 3.6 mile walk.

First up, we’re getting a new highway surface on Highway 20. That’s the main highway that runs the length of the island. Just in case you didn’t know, Whidbey Island is the longest island on the Pacific Coast of the United States, 58 miles! That’s a lot of blacktop.

Highway 20 Resurfsing

Walking through Kreuger Woods something strange caught my eye. At first glance it looked like a tall, white, goose deep in the woods, like maybe it was trapped. Well it was trapped all right but it wasn’t a bird it was a plastic bag. I sure wish people would do a better job of controlling their plastic trash or better yet take your own bags to the store and decline the plastic bag.

Plastic Bag Goose

One of the Victorian homes that I really like is the John Gould home built in 1894. Not only is it a beautiful home but the new owners have really done a wonderful job bring it back to all the glory of the original home. Talk about symmetry!

John Gould House 1894

On the way back home I passed the Prairie Center grocery store and they had just put out a beautiful batch of new flowers.

Prairie Center Flowers

I hope you have a nice “Hump Day” and the rest of your week is grand! I hope to see you again tomorrow.

RING THE BELL – July 10, 2017

It’s Monday and you know what that means, get your shoes on and let’s go for a nice long walk. How about 4.6 miles?

I decided to cut through Krueger Woods named after the Krueger family that owned it and their farm. It’s a heavily wooded little forest right in the town of Coupeville. Here’s a Google Map with the woods outlined in red.

Kreuger Woods Map

Here’s a tiny bit of the trail. It is so peaceful and quite in there you feel like you’re in a secluded area in the mountains.

Krueger Woods

Krueger Woods Sign

Out on the Coupeville Wharf I spotted a new whale wood carving and bell. It is very well done and looks out over Penn Cove where whales have been spotted. If you see a whale, “Ring The Bell”!

Whale and Bell

Whale Sign

And finally, this tiny “speck” on the horizon caught my eye. I zoomed in as far as my camera could zoom and captured this sailboat out on the high seas. I wonder where they were off to so early in the morning.

Sailboat on the High Seas

I hope the week ahead is good for you and we can get in a few nice walks before it’s over.