We Spent most of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week at the cabin on Whidbey Island.
As we were preparing to cross the sound on the ferry, this naval ship crossed our bow, heading for Seattle as part of the fleet gathering for SeaFair.
The weather was great and we dined al fresco.
Then the kids enjoyed a canoe ride in the lagoon.
It was a lovely evening.
On Wednesday Jill went back into town for an interview and to meet up with Jake for a soccer match. The rest of us went exploring at Fort Casey State Park.
The kids and Corey had a great time exploring all of the tunnels and installations. Tom and I enjoyed the wide open view and the 'soft' air and light of a beautiful early August morning.
We took command of the command center.
And then on to the Admiralty Head light house.
A view from the light tower.
In the afternoon Tom and Corey dug a few horse clams so I could make chowder for dinner.
They attracted quite an audience of on lookers. I showed the kids how to find the clam necks, poke them and watch them squirt. Some were squeamish, but they loved it.
Success! Three were all that were needed for a pot of clam chowder.
The kids and I lingered on the tide flats.
Isaac and Irene spent hours tending their "store". They enjoyed playing with the other kids they met on the beach.
A good time was had by all.