Clinton Beach Park

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So I’m waiting for a ferry in the small community of Clinton at the Southern end of Whidbey Island. I decide to look around a bit and find a small park at Clinton Beach, adjacent to the ferry terminal. Yes, there’s a beach. Yes, there’s a darling statue called “Mother Otter and Pup.” And, yes, the park seems to come with a complete set of sandbox toys to play with at the beach. That’s a small town for you! Photo: Taken at Clinton on Whidbey Island on 30 June 2014.

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My Section of Beach

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With the tides just right at Brackett’s Beach in Edmonds, a couple of pieces of driftwood form an isolated tidepool. And right there, a local sea gull is seen watching over her newly formed “lake”. It’s her section of beach, of course. Sadly for her, there were no critters to be found there today. Photo: Taken in Edmonds at Brackett Landing Park on 4 November 2014.

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More Tokitae

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More Tokitae today? Why not! You can never have enough pictures of ferries. More cowbell? Sure! But more Tokitae too. Photo: Taken from the M/V Kittitas on the Mukilteo-to-Whidbey Island ferry route on 30 June 2014.

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M/V Tokitae

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I am fond of watching and riding ferry boats. So when the opportunity to ride the new ferry on it’s first day of service arose, I couldn’t pass up the chance. The newest ferry is the M/V Tokitae, which is a Coast Salish greeting meaning “nice day, pretty colors.” Indeed, the new vessel is a worthy ship and will be a nice way to get from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island for a long time to come. Photo: Taken from the ferry M/V Kittitas on the Mukilteo-to-Whidbey Island route on 30 June 2014.

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Knock Knock

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So I’m just sitting in the parking lot waiting for an appointment when a friend flies up and lands on the hood of the car. He decided that it was nice and warm there on such a cold day, so he stayed for a while. He stood there. Then he sat there. Then he stood again. We just stared at one another and chatted about things. Apparently, I wasn’t quite understanding him, because he started pecking on the hood. Then he looked at me. Then he started pecking on the windshield. No, sorry, I don’t have any french fries, or anything else that a bird would consider yummy. Then he left to revisit his flock. But not before he left his business card on the hood. Photo: Taken in North Seattle on 30 November 2014.

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Ferry Arriving in Edmonds

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Come on over! Pull up a bench and relax for a while while you watch the Washington State Ferry M/V Walla Walla arrive in Edmonds from across Puget Sound and Kingston. I would suggest bringing along a cup of clam chowder for a day like this. Photo: Taken at Olympic Beach in Edmonds on 10 October 2014.

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End of a Day of Fishing

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A boat is coming back into the Port of Edmonds Marina as the sun sets through the clouds. That’s quite a few fishing poles you have there! The Olympic Mountains can be seen poking their heads out through the clouds. Photo: Taken in Edmonds on 10 October 2014.

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High Tide in Edmonds

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An early day in November means that the weather is still fine in Edmonds. The tide was quite high on this day at Brackett’s Landing Park, and there were many local scuba divers taking advantage of the nice weather. I’m starting to think that every day is “An Edmonds kind of day.” Photo: Taken at Brackett’s Landing Park in Edmonds on 4 November 2014.

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Everett and Mount Baker

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An early Summer photo of Mount Baker is seen here from Puget Sound. The occasion was the first day of service for the new Washington State ferry M/V Tokitae. The Everett Waterfront in in the foreground, including the Everett Naval Base, home of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, seen here. Photo: Taken from Puget Sound near Mukilteo on 30 June 2014.

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Different Colored Iris

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So, I’m driving around in a residential neighborhood near Bitter Lake in North Seattle. Inside one of those traffic circles in the intersection was a number of these pretty purple and yellow irises. I don’t know if they have a seperate name of some sort, but I do know that they are a quite interesting color. Photo: Taken in North Seattle on 1 June 2014.

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