YET MORE FOG!

Once again it was foggy but more so than days before. This morning, while I’ve never been there, it felt more like what I’d expect London Fog would be like. Of course like my brother and friend Tom say, “In fog take fog photos” so here ya go.

First stop Front Street. This is the short two block road that runs through historic downtown Coupeville.

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Out on the wharf I saw some drips on a fishing line that runs just above the pier railing to keep the seagulls off. They have a tendency to “go” anytime, anywhere. I thought it made for a somewhat interesting photo.

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Sadly I’m afraid that the fishing line doesn’t do very good job at keeping the seagulls off the rail. They’ve learned to ignore the fishing line and perch away.

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From the wharf looking back at the buildings along Front Street.

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Penn Cove, the water that shorelines Coupeville, is famous for “Penn Cove Mussels”. As I’ve said in the past the seagulls really like them and usually get their fill at low tide when lots of mussel beds are exposed. For the first time this morning I saw them plucking mussels off the sides of the pier pilings. Hard to believe after almost eight years here this is the first time I noticed it.

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Oh what will tomorrow bring, more fog, hum. What ever I wake up to we’ll explore the morning together.

MUSSEL CRAFT

This morning I walked west out of Coupeville on Madrona Way for a seven mile round trip. I went to Twin Lagoons near Captain Whidbey’s Inn. Along the way I passed the Penn Cove Mussel farm that’s run by the Penn Cove Shellfish Company. What caught my eye this morning was all the strange water craft they’ve designed and built for harvesting mussels. I know very little about them other then they got out to the rafts where the mussels hang below and pull them up and remove them for processing. You can just let your mind go as to what you think each one will do.

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This is looking east back toward Coupeville. You can see the mussel rafts in the foreground, the Coupeville Wharf and then the Cascade Mountains. I love this shot!

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Twin Lagoon is called that because there are two lagoons side by side. They don’t look the same so maybe they are just fraternal twins. This is the right one as you look out toward Penn Cove.

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And this is the left one.

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My “Art Picture” of the day is this old beat up mailbox I came across. I call it “No Mail Today”.

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