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, Lifestyle, Seattle, Whidbey Island

Sunsets of Whidbey Island

"Never go too long without watching a sunset" -Atticus "The only kind of sunsets that I don't like are the ones that I missed." "Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens every day can end beautifully." -Kristen Butler Location: Fort Casey State Park and Camp Casey Conference Center SPU

2016, Family & Friends, Lifestyle, Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Travel Log, Washington

Deception Pass State Park

For the longest time I have been wanting to visit Deception Pass and the bridge that keeps showing up on my news feed over the past couple of months. Over one holiday weekend Dad and I loaded up the truck with our fishing gear and headed for Deception Pass Park's Cranberry Lake for some fishing.… Continue reading Deception Pass State Park