02 September 2014

Deceived

Deception Pass

The plan had been Shi Shi Beach and the Point of Arches. Instead, we pointed our 4Runner in the opposite direction and took it on a ferry ride to Whidbey Island. My car, in turn, rewarded us with a lovely drive up the island to Deception Pass. Although a major commuting highway runs right throught the center of the state park, we enjoyed walks along the bridge and shores between Whidbey and Fidalgo Island and the best sunset photos of our entire vacation.

I'd always wanted to see what I'd missed when I slept through Deception Pass many, many years ago, and now I've seen it. Even The Lizard felt this area was picturesque but just far too crowded and motorized to provide an authentic vacation feel.

This one doesn't make our "Must Go Back" list, but it was a good night's rest before the next days' drive to another place I've longed to visit but have never had a chance to explore.

I'll share more about that dreamy venue later this week.

Port Townsend

Port Townsend

Port Townsend

the ferry ride

the ferry ride

heading toward Mount Baker

flight of feast

coming in for a landing

Deception Pass

Deception Pass

Deception Pass

Deception Pass

Salish Sea

Salish Sea

Salish Sea

Salish Sea

3 comments :

  1. Looks like a great spot, but yeah many are tourist traps so it can make them less enjoyable.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Way cool! I think we need to add the Mount Baker area to our PNW list of places to visit as well.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, Deception Pass is lovely. I like that shot through the bridge railings ... and I can just hear the waves splashing when I look at those foamy pictures! :)

    ReplyDelete


Dusty words lying under carpets,
seldom heard, well must you keep your secrets
locked inside, hidden deep from view?
You can talk to me... (Stevie Nicks)

All spam is promptly and cheerfully deleted without ever appearing in print.

I apologize for turning off anonymous posting for a while. Too much garbage coming through; hope to get anonymous comments turned back on after a short break. If you don't have a Google account and need to contact me, please use the email address in the sidebar. Thank you!

Related Posts with Thumbnails