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Crew filiming The Hour After Westerly at The Fort Casey Inn.

Central Whidbey Locations
Star in Short Film

Yet another crew has wrapped up shooting on Whidbey Island.  This time, independent producers from Los Angeles finished principal shooting in Central Whidbey for the short film, “The Hour After Westerly.” The film stars Peter Jacobson and Shannyn Sossamon.  Jacobson is recognizable from roles in many TV shows including House and Colony. Sossamon was Heath Ledger’s leading lady in A … Read More

Birding on Whidbey and Camano Islands

Pectoral Sandpiper at Keystone Spit – uncommon migrant shorebird in fall. Whidbey and Camano Islands are a great place to see birds, with some of the best locations around.  The island are along the Pacific Flyway, a western “highway in the sky” birds use to migrate. Two of the people most knowledgable about bird watching here are Craig and Joy … Read More

Coupeville- The Home to
“Practical Magic”

This fall, the waterfront village of Coupeville on Whidbey Island celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of Practical Magic. Starring Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Stockard Channing, this seasonal cult classic chose Coupeville as the film’s setting for its historic, seaport charm that attracts visitors from around the world.

A Fall Visit to Whidbey Island

While it’s tempting to start hiding in your cave in the fall, there’s lots to do, especially if you take the time to explore all of Whidbey Island.

Bees on the outside of a hive

Camano Island Honey

Camano Island Honey has about 1.5 to 2 million bees busy pollinating plants on the island and making honey. But, it all began because one woman’s garden was not doing very well. Now, she’s responsible for an estimated one-third of the island’s honey bees!

East Side of Captain Whidbey

Captain Whidbey

Built in 1907 on then sparsely settled Whidbey Island, Captain Whidbey Inn has an incredibly rustic personality that stands apart from 21st century cool.