Posts under ‘travel’

Oh Boy! Indianola Days is this weekend, July 30-31

It’s high season in Indianola, you wouldn’t know it by the weather. But hey we can’t sit around waiting for good weather, it’s summertime now, gray, rain or shine. Indianola Days is this weekend. There’s lots happening Saturday and Sunday. Sadly no Stunt Night was scheduled, maybe next year. It’s hard to find info online […]

The Bloedel Reserve a Northwest Treasure

The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island is a Northwest treasure — 150 acres of paths through varied landscapes, from wild & native to formal & exotic. Their free open house and plant sale was last weekend. It was another cool one in what is our coldest Spring on record (according to weather guru Cliff Mass). Although the weather […]

Washington Coast Winter Sunshine

We spent three awesome days on the Washington coast. Winter sunshine is a rare commodity on the coast, but we lucked out. Temperatures were below freezing. Each morning the beach rocks and driftwood had a frosty coating. We just bundled up and headed out, exploring Oil City and the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National […]

Christmas sunshine at the Indianola dock

What wonderful weather we’ve enjoyed this Holiday season. I’ve been venturing out of the woods to see the sun. It’s so low in the sky it slices through the trees, but we don’t get too much of the direct stuff where we live. It’s an invigorating walk down to water, there the sun shines directly […]

What a day at Hurricane Ridge

Today was a beautiful day for a top-down drive to the Olympic Peninsula and up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. It was so clear we could see Victoria B.C. across the Strait.  The elevation at the Visitor Center is about 5200 ft, but feels much higher as you look out along mountain ridge […]