Sunday, November 22, 2020

Washington Park

 Last week we met up with some friends and took a drive up to Washington State Park just west of Anacortes.  It sits on a peninsula near the tip of Fidalgo Island. On a clear day you can see stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and over the San Juan Islands from the walking loop that circles the park.  As you can imagine, it is a favorite spot during the summer for camping, picnicking and boating.  However, on this cold and blustery November day, we just wanted to take a drive and find a place where we could get out into the fresh air and stretch our legs.  I only had my old camera phone with me but hopefully, I captured a sense of the day.

As we walked by we saw a seagull on his perch overlooking the strait.  On our return trip an hour later he was still there.  I wonder what he was contemplating as he gazed out over the water. 

We wandered in and out between the rocky shoreline and the trees.

We saw one intrepid sailor braving the choppy waters. 

Eventually, we made our way down to the cove beach.


We ended our day with a late lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Mount Vernon.  I loved this painting of the Farmhouse that was hanging on the wall inside the lobby area. 

 We were very fortunate to have been able to enjoy a quiet meal there as a few days later our governor shut all restaurants down again for the next few weeks. We are praying for those who will be facing more hardships as the holiday season approaches.  However, we are also very grateful that at least we can get outside and take in the breathtaking beauty of this magnificent place we call home.

Adieu and many blessings to all who stop by.