5 years ago
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Washington is beautiful! There seems to be water everywhere. Of course while we were there we stayed on Fidalgo Island so of course there was water everywhere. We visited Deception Pass State Park which has a neat story concerning it's name. Look it up on Wikipedia or enlarge the picture and read the sign. But beside the island there are lakes and rivers throughout the state. I wasn't quick enough to get pictures of waterfalls coming off the mountains due to melting snow, darn, and we passed a lot of them. Most of the Eastern state lands are state or federal parks I definitely want to visit again. The snowmwelt created some raging streams that were in contrast to still frozen lakes. Logging is a major business and we saw many truckloads of very large Lincoln Logs. Some years ago Jim worked at one of the shipyards on Fidalgo Island which was part of the reason for our visit. Across the cove is British Columbia, the Orca Islands and several others I don't know the names of. When the season is right you can whale watch but we missed the time when they come close to shore. It was a fabulous place to visit and if it weren't so cold I think I'd love living in the quaint fishing town . Hope everyone enjoys the pictures I've posted.