TIME FOR A CHANGE – November 10, 2017

After about 2,000 miles I’ve decided to retire my old walking shoes and get some new ones.

Walking Shoes

I gave them a 3.1 mile tryout this morning and by golly, I do believe they will work 🙂

So get your walking shoes on and join me for a little walk around Coupeville. First stop, a little nostalgia. How many of you remember these signs point out pay phones? The pay phone this one indicated is gone and has been replaced with a “Little Free Library”.

Phone Sign

 I know I’ve shown you a hundred photos of Mt. Baker but I just can’t help myself. Looking across Penn Cove I noticed this little “puff cloud” resting low in front of the mountain. I think it’s kind of cool.

Mt Baker

And one last photo I’ve taken a number of times before. It’s the walnut tree that Thomas Coupe’s wife planted in the late 1800’s. I love the sky in the striking silhouette!

Coupe Walnut Tree

Thanks for helping me break in my new shoes. I hope to put many more miles on them showing you my sweet little seaside village.

Ebey Reserve Walk – January 23, 2017

Today’s walk took us across Ebey Reserve all the way down to Ebey’s Landing, a six mile round trip. It was a beautiful morning with more to see than I can report here. But, as always, I’ll share a few of the better photos.

First stop was to check out a new “Little Free Library” that just went up here in Coupeville. I really like the design of this particular one. I don’t know how many there are around here but there’s a bunch. I think my wee island town likes to read.

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I got to the prairie during the “Golden Hour” and it didn’t disappoint. This is Willowood Farm about half way across the prairie basking in the morning sun. They grow wonderful vegetables that will be available at our Saturday Market this summer.

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I was not the only one out enjoying the morning. There were lots of birds chirping and flying about. I liked these two robins caught silhouetted against the blue sky sitting on white branches.

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And finally the big reward for this mornings efforts. Driftwood is like clouds in that you can see different images in each one and each person sees them differently. This big piece of drift wood is on Ebey Landing beach with the big cliff on the south south side of Ebey Reserve in the background. Tell me what that log looks like to you!

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I hope I didn’t wear you out this morning and you’ll come back for another nice walk tomorrow.

NEW LITTLE LIBRARY – February 8, 2016

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to another walk around Coupeville. It was a beautiful morning and a great day to walk.

Down by the entrance to the Coupeville Wharf I spotted a new addition. Back in May of 2014 I took this picture of what I believed to be the last pay phone in Coupeville.

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This morning I noticed that it was gone! Another piece of history bites the dust but…

Look what took it’s place:

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That would be a “Little Free Library”, how cool is that? I think it’s a really good replacement and it looks great!

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The old “Mad Crab” restaurant that was housed in the old 1866 Robertson’s Store building, closed a few years ago and has stood empty ever since. It is one of the oldest buildings on Front Street. It originally had a gable roof but was later replaced by a false front.

It was purchased a couple of years ago and work had begun but was halted due to, what I heard, were some shoreline permitting issues.

This morning I saw that things are finally starting to happen. There is a bunch of big equipment in front of the building.

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They are working to shore up the bank and add a big new deck.

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It also appears that things are starting to happen inside the building.

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It’s going to be a multipurpose building with stores and housing bring new business to Front Street. I can’t wait to see what all will be in there and how it looks. Stay tuned!

Thanks for walking with me today. I hope you have a great week ahead!