August 2015

Fort Casey Inn: History, Silence and Sunsets

I’ve driven by Fort Casey Inn on my way to the Coupeville ferry dozens of times. Every time I see the row of Georgian Revival-style houses I say, “We need to stay there.” Then, shortly after the ferry leaves the dock that idea slips into the sea until the next time I take [...]

August 31, 2015

Girl and Dog: Merriment at Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Park

My name is Alexa and I have a six-year-old Golden Retriever named Stella. We’ll be your quirky Girl and Dog pair, here to deliver the scoop on all the best dog-friendly spots. This month, it seems appropriate to start our Girl and Dog stint with our mainstay haunt, Marymoor [...]

August 28, 2015

Spring Bay Kayaking

The gate to Spring Bay Kayak Tours has two jumping orcas and one red kayak. I open the gate and as I close it behind me and drive through fifty-seven secluded and wooded acres I feel like I’ve entered the wilds of Orcas Island. At the end of this road I’ll meet my kayak tour [...]

August 27, 2015

Deception Pass Tours Wild Ride

Deception Pass is known for its strong current. At over 8 knots, almost 900 million gallons of water pour through the pass. This creates standing waves, rolling eddies and large whirlpools with a 4.5 foot difference from one side to the other. These treacherous waters are [...]

August 17, 2015

When I take my Vacation Permanente

“I leave you, now, knowing in your "Heart of Hearts", that only Divine Spirit (with or without Belief or Faith in selfsame), IS BEING... and that you KNOW this, but have simply MISPLACED your Consciousness. Wake up. It is NOT just a Dream! It is LIFE!!! {{Are you still [...]

August 14, 2015

Cosmos: A Taste Bud Blast-Off

Owners Cinnamon and Jamieson are just as crazy good as their food. Fun-loving and charismatic, their goal was to provide us with food created from the love of cooking. Serving up food for the soul made from scratch, made with love, and butter. Lots of butter. The menu reads like [...]

August 11, 2015

Come Sail Away with San Juan Cruises

One big thing (six tons big) that draws folks to the Pacific Northwest, Bellingham Bay & the San Juan Islands in particular, are our local Orca pods (J, K & L to be exact, although we do occasionally have transients meander through as well). Hands down, the best way to [...]

August 6, 2015