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!