Island Notes Island Notes

The Oak Harbor Garry Oaks

When you walk among the oak trees that dominate Smith Park in Oak Harbor, you can’t help but feel you’re among some very old living things.  The 150 or so Garry Oaks in the park predate the town, and, yes, the town was named after the trees. Once There Were Thousands of Trees Garry Oaks were on Whidbey Island in … Read More

Mt. Baker looms over the marina in Oak Harbor

Get Lost Here

Whidbey and Camano Islands are great for a drive without a map because you eventually reach the water, or the main highway.