Yearly Archives: 2015


Water-loving Wildlife

Jennifer’s Review: We went whale-watching yesterday with some friends celebrating a birthday! It was our first time, and we really enjoyed it. Deer Harbor Charters is an excellent family business with knowledgeable captains and naturalists. Nate was our captain, and Trey was our funny — even humorous — naturalist guide. […]


Webcams Around Area

Because of Friday Harbor’s post on their Facebook page, this is what I found today: http://www.desticam.com/   Kenmore Air also links to several webcams: http://www.islandcam.com/ At the bottom, there are links to many different area cameras.


Contrasts, Part 2

In July, we enjoyed visits from family! We took ferry rides, played games while watching the scenery and sunsets through our windows, gaped at the view from Mt Constitution (the smoke had mostly cleared), climbed Turtleback Mountain, made food, beachcombed (and saw algae-camouflaged crabs), wandered Eastsound, visited Obstruction Pass State […]


Fly-In

Orcas Island 2015 Fly-In A bit of weather but still some interesting planes and people. Many more images on my Flickr page   Many more images on my Flickr page


Contrasts, Part 1

We’ve been enjoying visits from family the last several weeks! None had been to the islands before, so it was fun to watch them explore and experience new things. It has been warm here this summer, but they come from the HOT regions of America where triple-digit temps are part of […]


Fairhaven Steampunk Festival

  The Fairhaven Steampunk Festival was well attended with a number of people showing off their outfits.  The Nathaniel Johnstone Band performed. More images on my Flickr page More images on my Flickr page


Orcas Feeding

Phil Nicklen took multiple photos of Orcas feeding off of the coast of Norway, and the National Geographic has a nice story in the July 2015 issue that also references the Orcas of the Pacific Northwest.   The story is worth a read.  Also, google “Phil Nicklen” to see many of the images […]


We took a ride on the ferry

Actually, we have taken multiple trips on the ferry, and there is always a different view. Here is a collection of pictures taken on a couple of the most recent rides. You can find more on my Flickr site                       […]


Smoke Trail

The past couple days, folks back in Nebraska have been telling us that they have smoke in the air there. Figuring it was from a prairie fire that would be snuffed out, I’d not thought much about it.  But, tonight, one Nebraska buddy wrote to say that the haze smells […]


Still Smoky

June 6, 2015 It was still smoky today. An islander friend said this is the worst he’s seen it here. When the smoke isn’t so thick that it obscures the sun, there are some interesting streaks of color produced. Steve captured several photos to share: