When I was a young girl, my family lived in the center of Washington State, USA. Every summer my parents made sure we kids had a get-away vacation. Sometimes we visited National Parks, and often we camped at quiet places where the fishing, or seafood gathering was good. Dungeness Bay, WA will live forever in my memory as the place where I got hives from eating too much seafood! One time my family and grandparents drove to Anacortes, and took the ferry to San Juan Island, WA. It was a magical adventure for me. Years later, my husband and I vacationed every summer for two weeks on Orcas Island. Over thirty years we bicycled all the San Juan Islands, explored parks, watched the sea and sky change from dawn to dark, and soaked in their beauty. The first six photos in this gallery are vistas from Orcas Island.
Upon retiring, we decided to find a place to call our own. We wanted to be at the ocean or by a stream or lake, and have it be close enough to home that we could enjoy it often. We visited Long Beach, WA on our honeymoon (almost 50 years ago!) and had taken many trips out to bicycle and enjoy the scenery. Just over a two hour drive from Vancouver, we now have our “forever condo” – a favorite destination from mid September to mid June. During the busy summer season, we leave it to be enjoyed by others and managed by The Breakers. The last eight photos in the gallery above, are sights from the Long Beach Peninsula.
Thanks to Amy for another subject I dearly love!
Looks like such a beautiful place.
When I see photos of Scotland, I understand why my father’s father planted our roots in the Pacific Northwest!
Orcas Island is so beautiful! These are great photos, Lindy! Your “forever condo” is ideal to enjoy lake, sea, sunset, birds…. Paradise, indeed!
Each of the islands in the San Juan (WA-USA) archipelago are unique and lovely. So glad you enjoyed the ‘slide show’!
Nice variety. I want to sit next to the dog.
Thanks, John. Jello would welcome you with a wet nose & dog kisses!