Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Whidbey Walk

Last Thursday at the Whidbey Island cabin, with the work done and the tulips visited, I went for a walk up the hill above Useless Bay.
A view of Useless Bay and Double Bluff from the top of Sunlight Beach road. 
Across the road, on Homestead Ave., sits the old homestead farm house. 
I headed down Bayview Road to see what I could see. 
An old holly farm, still producing.

The roadside  brush includes salmon berry
and elderberry. 
Big leaf maple flowers
I walked down into this upscale housing development to see a different perspective of Useless Bay and Double Bluff.

Retracing my steps, I cut through Sunlight Shores at the top of the hill.  I was struck by the color here.
Then I took the gravel path down through the wetlands to get back to Sunlight Beach road. 
The red winged blackbirds were singing their lovely song. 

Back at the cabin, I checked out the beach, which I had all to myself. 
I did have some company in the lagoon: a flicker on an old piling,
my favorite bird, a belted kingfisher, 
and some dabbling ducks, green winged teal. 
It was a good walk.


  1. Looks like a wonderful spot to be spending some sunshine days. The bay is gorgeous, as is the house!

  2. You go on the most beautiful walks. I too love the colors in the picture of Sunlight Shores.

  3. What a great walk and you took all of us with you.

  4. What Red said. I had a great time on that walk with you. :-)

  5. That is a beautiful slice of the earth and you were graced with some good company along your path.

  6. Those are birds you don't see here in Hawaii.
    Love the colorful foliage.

  7. I so enjoy your walks on the island! You always show such interesting things and it looks like there are lots of walking options.


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