This morning I have a safety announcement for the citizens of Coupeville and its visitors. I just spotted a defibrillator mounted to the side of the Collections Boutique store at the Front Street end of the Coupeville Wharf. We can only hope that no one ever needs to use it but it’s there should an emergency arrive.
Do you see it, next to the little library box?
I was out walking early this morning and the sun wasn’t quite up yet but I still got this interesting photo of Mt. Baker just above the trees.
And once again, I just couldn’t resist taking yet another photo of a sunrise over the wharf and Penn Cove. Who could get tired of this view?
The schooner Suva was basking in the morning sun. I copied this description from the Suva website.
“Come aboard the Suva and sail back in time! This Gatsby-era schooner was built in 1925 for Coupeville resident and attorney, Frank J Pratt, Jr. She was designed by Ted Geary, a noted Seattle naval architect. Built in Hong Kong, then shipped to British Columbia for spars and rigging, Suva sailed into Coupeville making a grand entrance. Since that time, Suva remained in Puget Sound waters. She is now the proud flagship of the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation, only her sixth owner, and is open to the public for tours and sailing. Come discover her charm. Welcome aboard!”
What a beautiful old boat!
And that’s a wrap for this weeks Hump Day. Thanks for walking with me and I’ll see you again real soon.
Gooooooooood Morning Everyone and what a great morning it is! Get you shoes on and let’s go.
This morning we get to share the sunrise with a Bald Eagle, or rather he’s sharing it with us.
Out on the Coupeville Wharf we had “Pretty Boats All in a Row” with the sunrise and Mt. Baker in the background. Like I said, what a glorious morning.
Walking through town I spotted another new roof on and beautiful old Victorian home. It’s the Lovejoy – Parker House built in 1886.
One of the things I like best about walking around Coupeville are all the different animals I see. Quite often I get to interact with them. Sometimes it seems as though birds are walking with me, they fly ahead, land on a fence, and when I catch up they fly ahead again and wait once again for me to catch up.
This morning it was a deer I was playing with. He was sort of hiding behind a gnarly tree and when I came walking by he’d look at me and when I moved to where he couldn’t see me he’d peek around the tree. I kept moving back and forth and he kept moving to see where I was. It was a great game of Peek-a-Boo.
And that’s a wrap of Tuesday. I hope to have you walk with me again tomorrow.
Let me start off by saying that I really do know how to spell “Declaration” and no I don’t believe our independence is “Decelerating”, but yesterday I miss typed it and the spell checker didn’t catch it. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it!
This morning we’re going to have a short walk around Coupeville. I’ve got a lot on my plate today that I’ll share with you tomorrow.
When photographing a sunrise, timing is everything, especially when you are walking. Most people would leave early, drive to a spot, get set up and wait for the sun but not me. I left early, walked as quickly as I could to a good spot and the sun was just starting to crest the Cascade Mountain Range.
I waited a couple of minutes and the sun was almost up and starting to shed its morning colors onto Mount Baker.
By the time I got up the trail to Coupeville Town Park and turned around the sun was up and everything was awash in gold!
While processing this last photo I saw what looked like a large land mass in the upper right corner, like a huge mountain or something but it’s not really there. What it turned out to be was the shadow from the cliff against a hazy sky. The sun reflecting on the water is what’s creating it, pretty cool, eh?
Finally I have another nice heritage house for you that’s for sale. It’s the Hasselgrave House built in 1890. It has been very well maintained and has a view of Penn Cove. It can be yours for a mere $529,000.
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It was a little on the chilly side again this morning but I just bundled up and went for it. I turned around part way up the street that goes past my house and liked what I saw. I decided I’d share my neighborhood with you this morning.
The closest house on the left, with the portable garage, is our home. Inside the portable garage is the teardrop camper trailer I’m building although not a lot is going on these days because there’s just no way to heat it. The good news is warmer weather is on the way in the not too distant future.
It’s obviously trash and recycle pickup day and you can see Penn Cove in the background.
I must have several hundred photos of the Coupeville Wharf but I never get tired of it and I hope you don’t either. This morning I liked the lighting, reflection and Mt. Baker in the background. It also looks cold which is so true.
I hope that gets your week started and you’ll come back and walk with me again real soon. Enjoy your week ahead!
The radar map this morning was showing possible rain or even snow but I bundled up and weather it. To my surprise the clouds parted and the sun came out. It ended up being a beautiful walk and I hope you enjoy it.
I have been trying to get a photo of this apple tree that’s still loaded with apples. This morning I finally found an angle that worked and to my surprise I spotted “One Red Apple”. It’s not a great photograph but I thought it was kind of cool.
Along the way I spotted a small herd of deer roaming the neighborhood. We have several small herds like this around town.
If you had a big ol’ power meter planted in your front yard how would you disguise it? I’m not sure how successful this effort was but I found it interesting just the same.
And just to prove to you that it was a stellar morning here’s that big pile of snow called Mt. Baker just beyond Penn Cove to the northeast.
Thanks for walking with me I enjoyed your company. I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.
It was a really chilly walk this morning at 24 degrees F. But I bundled up and went for it.
I showed you Mt. Baker at first light yesterday but I walked a little later today and caught it with more light. They sure do have a bunch of snow up there, 156″ so far this season. It also looks like the wind is really howling at the top!
The Olympic Mountains are also showing a lot of snow with the morning sun on them. Some of Sherman’s Pioneer Farm is in the foreground.
And my curiosity shot of the day is a water main leak. Can you imagine the workman’s surprise when they tried to dig down to the water pipe and ran into that rock? I wonder if they’ll leave that rock there or move it?
So that wraps up Hump Day. I hope you have a great day and as always, thanks for walking with me.
Happy New Year to all my friends. After a rather long hiatus I’m back! I guess I should also wish you a happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!
I spent the summer designing and building, from scratch, a 5′ X 10′ teardrop camping trailer. It’s about 95% complete but the cold weather has stifled my activities on it. I’ll finish it up and post pictures in early spring. For right now this is a sneak peak from inside the portable garage.
In the meantime I thought I’d start the year out right with a little walk around my wee village of Coupeville. It was cold and still fairly dark when I walked so the photos aren’t great but they should give you and idea of how things are looking around town.
First of all the dock to the wharf, as well as a lot of the town, is still lit up with Christmas lights.
There were two sailboats docked at the wharf with Mt. Baker in the background at first light. This was taken around 8:30am.
The little town park is still decorated from Christmas and I thought the kids playing in the Christmas lights was nice. Normally they are basking in the summer sun with the boy dumping water on his head from the bucket. The Admiralty Inn is in the background.
It’s hard to get good photos in poor light without a tripod but I hope you enjoyed our walk just the same. I’ll try to do a lot better this year and spend more time with you. Have a great year ahead!