Island Notes Island Notes

A Beach to Myself

What’s it like having a beach all to yourself? When you spend time mid-week on beaches on Whidbey and Camano, you find out.

A view of the east side of Deception Pass Bridge

The Deception at Deception Pass

How could early explorers be deceived that this sea canyon was the mouth of a river?  It’s easy to understand when you take the time to watch and listen.

Bronze sculpture of a mother otter and pup. The beach is in the background.

Art in a Sandbox?

Public art flourishes on Whidbey and Camano islands. From the traditional wood carving welcome sign greeting people just getting off the ferry to the sculpture park’s visual treats, there are plenty of locally-produced visual treats that compete with those made by mother nature.

Winter on the Cascade Loop

Whidbey Island is part of Washington’s Cascade loop, and a drive through part of the loop as nature plays “gently” is a thought-provoking and enchanting drive.