2018, Au Sable Institute/Pacific Rim Institute, Farming & Gardening, Lifestyle, Science, Washington, Whidbey Island

Falling In Love With Bivalves

A long time ago I had some very bad mussels dish at a fancy seafood restaurant which was the reason I never touched certain bivalves. Clams where the only thing I would eat with a shell in this department. This all changed when I toured the Penn Cove Mussel Farm on Whidbey Island and Taylor's… Continue reading Falling In Love With Bivalves

2018, Au Sable Institute/Pacific Rim Institute, Hiking, Lifestyle, Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Washington, Whidbey Island

Tale Of Two Forts| Casey & Ebey

Forts are all over Whidbey Island and a few are even state parks! Fort Casey was located close to where I was staying making it an easily accessible place to explore on an early crisp sunny morning and Fort Ebey just a fifteen-minute drive toward Oak Harbor. Fort Casey: Fort Casey is located five miles… Continue reading Tale Of Two Forts| Casey & Ebey

2018, Au Sable Institute/Pacific Rim Institute, Seattle, Washington, Whidbey Island

The Island Life| Whidbey Island

If once you have slept on an island
You’ll never be quite the same;
You may look as you looked the day before
And go by the same old name,
You may bustle about in street and shop
You may sit at home and sew,
But you’ll see blue water and wheeling gulls
Wherever your feet may go.
You may chat with the neighbors of this and that
And close to your fire keep,
But you’ll hear ship whistle and lighthouse bell
And tides beat through your sleep.
Oh! you won’t know why and you can’t say how
Such a change upon you came,
But once you have slept on an island,
You’ll never be quite the same.

Rachel Lyman Field

2018, Au Sable Institute/Pacific Rim Institute, Hiking, Seattle, Washington

Winchester Peak Lookout & Twin Lakes

Taking off on an impromptu back country adventure was in store for one last hurrah before we all moved to different parts of the world. Packing the van with our gear and headed out towards Mount Baker Wilderness, we started the beginning of goodbyes. Backcountry camping at it finest! By the time our group got… Continue reading Winchester Peak Lookout & Twin Lakes