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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

SISTER DAY AT WHIDBEY ISLAND


My pictures are not in the order I wanted but here they are anyway!
This is a block house situated in the cemetery above Prairie. The day began somewhat cloudy but the sun came out before long. It's always fun being with my sisters no matter what the weather. I thank God for them!

This was taken just below the cemetery. The valley below is just beautiful.
Native Americans lived here at one time. Can't you just imagine their dwellings? I can. This is very close to the beach.


This is the beach we walked on. The tide was out and we were finding pretty rocks, and interesting seaweeds among other things.


I saw two of these brightly colored little 'beach bugs.' They are sure fast. I had to chase this one a while before I could capture him with my camera.
I think this is a kelp root. It's interesting how it just attached to whatever was handy. This type of seaweed grows long shaped arms that my boys used to love playing with at the beach, sometimes snapping it like a whip a little too close to mom's hiney while she was bent over searching for agates. There was a load of driftwood here. It is illegal to remove it, but I did see a few pieces that would look nice in my yard.

Isn't this one nice? I love how the seaweed has tangled itself around. It's like a string of the oceans pearls come to rest.
My sisters are so clever!! Barb is holding a small piece of driftwood that Bonnie found. She placed a bit of seaweed on top and it looks like a strange sea person of some sort.
This succulent type plant was growing wild above the beach. The flowers were not fragrant but I think they are very pretty.
I took this picture on the way back. I think this is a gorgeous place. I'd like to live there if I had someone to do all the cleaning and yard work.
I love the daisy field too!

We stopped for lunch at this quaint little place called the Shrimp Shack. I had clam strips and prawns, deep fried of course, and french fries too. This is a diet buster if ever there was, but oh so worth it!!!!!!!!!!
I was surprised to see on the menu that they also serve alligator and Maryland blue crab sandwiches as well as Elk burgers.

Here is the Shrimp Shack. All the white stuff isn't snow. It is oyster shell and it sure made a glare with the sun shining on it.
I gleaned these last two pictures from the net, and I didn't take any pictures of our food. When I smelled it I didn't want to take the time.
YUM!!!!













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16 Comments:

Anonymous Diane at Crafty Passions said...

That sure looks like a wonderful day !!
I love a day at a beach myself , smelling all that fresh air and then lunch wow.. perfect !
Diane

6/15/2010  
Blogger Susan said...

What a wonderful time. We have some friends, we met on the road, who live 1/2 the year in Whidby Island and the other 1/2 in Tucson, AZ. We've visited them in their home in Tucson but have never made it up to the one on the island. I always love and enjoy your pictures, Bev. You have such an eye for things and capture them for us. Hope you are doing well!!!

6/15/2010  
Blogger PEA said...

I think it's so lovely that you and your sisters spend time together like that:-) I would have loved to have been there with you to walk along that beach, so many treasures to be found! Such a fascinating bug you took a picture of, never seen anything like it. I also found the kelp root so interesting, they look like long arms with fingers!!! I'm glad you mentioned that it wasn't snow we could see in last picture! lol For some reason, an alligator sandwich doesn't sound too appetizing to me. lol xoxo

6/15/2010  
Blogger linda may said...

G'day, Hey co-incidence. I just spent the weekend with my 1/2 sister Thelma. I got to fossick on the beach and we had a beautiful seafood feast from a fish and chip shop too. Mine had Baby octopus, prawn cutlets, calamari, mussels and the loveliest bit or grilled salmon, plus chippies. Naughty but OH so nice, hehehe. I will post about it with pictures later.
Love your little cowboy and the peony too, they didn't grow for me when I tried them once.

6/15/2010  
Anonymous Patty-Jo said...

Your speedy beetle is a burying beetle. You can read about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burying_beetle

He's a pretty disgusting little guy. Love your beach pictures, and seafood sounds yummy!

6/17/2010  
Blogger Rachel said...

How nice to have a visit with your dear sisters! The photos are all lovely, and I especially love the one of the valley! Such a pretty place!!

The kelp roots are fascinating too, and a very colorful bug!

I would have enjoyed that walk along the beach!! Sounds, and looks great!!!

6/17/2010  
Blogger A Joyful Chaos said...

looks like a wonderful get away! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it very much.

6/18/2010  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Sounds as if you had a really beautiful day with your sisters and fresh seafood as well. Nothing could beat that combination.

6/19/2010  
Blogger 禎峰 said...

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6/19/2010  
Blogger Whidbey Woman said...

Great photos of a few of my favorite spots! Glad you had such a fun time.

6/19/2010  
Blogger Crystal Mary said...

I loved your photos and all the explainations. A great story and had me right there. Yes, your sister is clever and it did look like a little person in her hands. The drift wood on the beach looks sad!! And the price board was a memory at the cheap price of food in the U.S.
Here in Oz currently prawns (shrimp) cost about $25 a kilo (2pound 2 oz)
We don't eat out as much as in America. Fish and chips are one of my favoured purchased meals.....

6/19/2010  
Anonymous Charlotte/For Such A Time As This said...

Thank you for the picture tour of the Island. You always take such beautiful and creative pictures. I enjoyed my visit!
Blessings~

6/20/2010  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Love all the pictures especially the beach ones. Would love to have some of that shrimp and walk along the beach. There are so many treasures there. Thank you for sharing them.
Blessings,
Charlotte

6/21/2010  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

You made me hungry for shrimp (not alligator), hungry for sister time and hungry for vacation travel. Also you inspired me to ask why you cannot remove driftwood?

6/22/2010  
Blogger Kerri said...

What a day to treasure, Bev! An outing at the beach with your sisters is a perfect way to spend the day in my humble opinion.
It's a beautiful place and your photos show us what fun it is to explore. Love the "sea person". Looks like a fat little walrus in a fancy hat to me :)
Lunch at the Shrimp Shack sounds like my kind of food! I'm surprised to see them calling shrimp "prawns". That's the name we use for them in Australia. Hmmm, wonder what alligator tastes like.
Thanks for sharing such a fun day and all your lovely photos.
I chuckled about your method of getting the deer to move along. Sounds effective to me :)
Sorry you have so many horrible slugs to contend with, but you're certainly doing a good job getting rid of your share of them!

6/23/2010  
Anonymous Teresa a.k.a. Pokey said...

I love your blog :)

6/23/2010  

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