Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Visit to Whidbey Island

Scenic Village on Whidbey Island - Langley Marina
Whidbey Island is the largest of nine islands located in Island County, Washington, USA.  It's a long, skinny island, about 30 miles north and west of Seattle, which makes it a lovely day trip from there.

My family was recently on the island as part of their Washington State vacation, so I thought I'd post a few pictures, so we could take a virtual vacation along with with them!

The lighthouse at Fort Casey
My brother writes that the island "has a really cool old fort on it from World War II.  You can climb all through it and explore.  It's a great place for kids."  They also went to a quaint old lighthouse there (see above), and stopped at Deception Pass.

Deception Pass Bridge
Deception Pass is a really rocky area where boats have a hard time going through and the wind is always blowing.

Christian, Kirsti and Anders on the rocky beach
Luckily, the weather was nice and lots of folks were enjoying the rocky beach in their swimsuits.

Mormor and Kirsti with the Deception Pass Bridge in the background

Whidbey Clinton Ferry

Arne and Kirsti on the Ferry
The family rode the ferry off the island, then all went to have hamburgers at a Dick's Restaurant, which is a hamburger chain in the area.

Sounds like a lovely day!

Photos: J Evensen

1 comment:

Marybeth said...

Looks like a lovely place! Would love to go and visit.