Monday, November 17, 2008

Whidbey Weekend - A Walk On The Dike

No, Mare, not the little red cottage by the sea - the big brown house by the bay. Whidbey Island is just a 45 minute drive and a ferry boat ride away, and so it's a more frequent destination for a get away.
We had beautiful weather - for November in the northwest anyway. We enjoyed walks and sunsets and sunrises. I got lots of good Skywatch material!
Our family cabin sits on a sand spit with a road running down the middle of it . Beach houses line both sides of the road, with Useless Bay on one side and Deer Lagoon on the other. The lagoon is our back yard, and it is a wonderful habitat for birds. When the tide is in and the winds are calm it is a photographic delight, a mirror of the sky. Along the right side of the lagoon, a dike separates it from wetlands and farmland. On the dike is a walking path that is a favorite for walking dogs and kids, watching birds, picking blackberries, and just enjoying the subtle changes in nature from one season to the next.
I hope you enjoyed the walk.

11 comments:

  1. Wow Linda..what an stunning place to be able to get to in such a short time. I would love to get out there with my birding gear...

    New Rambling Woods Site

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  2. What a great place! We go camping on Whidbey with our neighbors every summer and love it. Your pictures are gorgeous and it was a lovely walk! Thank you!

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  3. Yes, a nice ramble. I liked the reflections in your last picture. - Dave

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  4. My favourite part was the blackberries, they make me feel right at home.

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  5. fun thanks for sharing the photos-love the one shot through the tree limbs of the farm house/beach cabin. lovely place to recreate and get away from it all. enjoy.

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  6. I definitely enjoyed the walk. Stunning photos. The house is great.

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  7. I did enjoy it! What a lovely place.

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  8. I can't even begin to pick a favorite photo. It's no wonder you seem so content. You truly live in a world of serenity and beauty. And you seem to relish it. That's my favorite part.

    If I'm not careful, envy will grow on my soul like barnacles on a boat.

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  9. What a beautiful place. Thank you for taking me along.

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  10. I am several days behind in getting to blogging friends' entries. And I have to say that it was great fun to see you
    reference me!! And yes, now I really want the adoption thing speeded up!!
    Your photos are spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Know it, love it, miss it! I own the little green cabin (formerly Ingalls) just north of the dike.

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