Whidbey Island Getaway

We’re lucky in Seattle. It is a city surrounded by natural beauty. Mountains, lakes, forests, the Puget Sound, and islands.

I recently took a much-needed break and escaped the city with some friends. We took a ferry to Whidbey Island, just a few miles away.

We stayed in a rented cottage on Cultus Bay. So idyllic! We saw amazing birds and had deer grazing outside our window.

The town of Langley has a educational whale museum and cute shops and pubs. Definitely worth a stop.

A fun and unexpected highlight of the trip was visiting the recycling depot. Yes, that’s right. It was a stop on our way home, and we had to drop off our recycling anyway. The depot was also a wonderful, artsy, collection of junk. It would look horrible in my yard but was so interesting at the recycling depot.

We had lunch at a state park before taking the ferry home. A tired bee crash-landed on our picnic table so we revitalized him with some maple syrup. It worked!

If you’re ever in the area, be sure (no pun intended) to visit Whidbey Island!


Filed under Art, Travel

7 responses to “Whidbey Island Getaway

  1. I’d love to go next time we’re in Seattle. Great photos. My favourite is the rooster. Funny how junk can look artistic in photos. Love the deer too! ❤

  2. Bob

    Wow, Carmen and Doug may never come home.
    Cambridge, Ontario, Canada has been so cold lately.

    • You’re right Bob! We just spent the weekend there and I didn’t want to leave! I’ll be writing about our adventure on Whidbey Island soon. 🙂


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  4. So sweet, keep it up ♥️

  5. Lovely 🌹
    I enjoyed reading it

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