Island Notes Island Notes
Category: Happenings
A whale fluke sticks out of the water

The Most Amazing Migration

The gray whale migration is the longest migration of any mammal and some of it happens right here in Puget Sound.

The Hour After Westerly

When a man who revels in timeliness and predictability loses an hour and finds a mystery, it produces a haunting puzzle about what might have been. That’s “The Hour After Westerly” a short film mostly shot on Whidbey Island. For a limited time, it’s available online.

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.

Sunrise at Seawall Park

Our Best Beach This Month – Seawall Park

Early morning is a good time to hear the rhythms of nature and Langley’s Seawall Park is a great place to do just that. That’s why it’s our Best Beach This Month.

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.