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”.

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 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.

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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.

MOON OVER COUPEVILLE

First I want to apologize for being absent most of the week but the weather has really been crappy and we had some appointments on the mainland that interfered with our walks. But this morning was a real sparkler with the full moon setting in the west.

First up, before we get to the moon, is this nice waterfront photo of Coupeville from the wharf with the sunrise starting to happen to the east.

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Out on the wharf this seagull was just begging me to take his photo so I obliged.

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This moon shot is through the old walnut tree that was planted by Capt. Thomas Coupe, Coupevilles namesake’s wife, back around 1860.

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The moon was over the wharf and reflecting onto Penn Cove. I had hoped to get a photo with the moon closer to the horizon but the further down it went the fainter it became and was not to be.

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But wait, what’s this?

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OK, all together now, “Photoshop”! Yep I just couldn’t resist, I have the tools, I have the knowledge and I had the photos to work with. The only thing I didn’t do was put the reflection on the water. That process takes a lot of time and I’ve got better things to do.

Hopefully we’ll have a better week of walking next week and I hope you’ll all come along. In the meantime have a great weekend!!!

A DARK STORMY MORNING

Happy New Year all. This is my first post of 2014 and just one of many to come. I hope you take time to walk with me this year and see all the wonder that I see.

This morning was dark and windy making it look quite stormy out but in reality it was just “dark and windy”.

The tide was way in this morning and the waves were lapping away at the dingy dock.

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This silhouette of the walnut tree, that was planted in the early 1900’s by either Capt. Thomas Coupe, founder of Coupeville, or his wife Maria, caught my eye this morning and after a wee bit of Photoshop I liked the results.

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Have a great year ahead and once again, thanks for walking with me.

REALLY QUIET MORNING WALK

Boy oh boy was it quiet this morning, there must be a lot of people taking the week off. Not only was it quite peaceful but it was beautiful as well. I walked around the Ebey Prairie and along Front Street in Coupeville.

The sunrise was just beautiful from the prairie.

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Looking to the southwest the pink sky, blue snow capped Olympics, wonderful old farm and the newly growing green field made for a nice photo.

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As an indication of how busy it was this morning, this is historic Front Street, catching it’s breath from the busy Christmas weekend.

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There was, however, some maintenance going on around town. If you recall it had pictures of the roads being resurfaced around town. Now, several months later, they are  getting around to adding the crosswalk markings.

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Down at the end of our street at Cap’t Thomas Coupe’s Park they were doing something with the boat dock and ramp. When the winter storms come in it can get pounded really hard so I’m not surprised to see it needs a little help.

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Merry Un-Christmas and enjoy the short week ahead.