Wandering and Enjoying Port Orchard

Port Orchard has a surprising amount of seaside charm with nooks & crannies to explore. While attending the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association (NWSSA) symposium at Pilgrim Firs, I also had the opportunity to explore around town.

Walking the waterfront pedestrian trail is fun and relaxing. Along the way, I […]

2020-03-24T16:56:52-07:00July 13, 2019|

The Not So Invisible Fence Company

While driving through the Olympic Peninsula, I did a double take and had to turn around to make sure I read that sign correctly. Yup, I confirmed that I had found The Not So Invisible Fence Company of Port Townsend. I think they need to work on their […]

2019-11-24T09:30:32-08:00July 12, 2019|

Fort Townsend Historical State Park Navy Torpedo Tower

Fort Townsend Historical State Park on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula offers a campground, forested trails, and coastline beach access. Spread among its network of paths is also history.

The “Torpedo Tower” was built during World War II for the US Navy Explosives Laboratory. Enemy submarine torpedoes and sea mines were […]

2020-03-23T21:30:39-07:00July 2, 2019|

Mountain biking from forest to bluff in Fort Ebey State Park

The mountain bike trails through Fort Ebey State Park are a terrific mix. A majority of them go through “The Kettles”, which are rolling topographical bowls formed by glaciers thousands of years ago. Forested single track crosses back and forth throughout the forest. Bringing a […]

2020-03-23T07:27:21-07:00May 18, 2019|

Fun Kayaking Along East Coast of Whidbey Island in Saratoga Passage

The east side of Whidbey Island offers some fun kayaking along a beautiful coastline in the protected water of Saratoga Passage.

A good personal watercraft access point is from the public access end of Borgman Road. However, beware that low tide there exposes a very wide and very mucky mud […]

2020-03-21T15:49:31-07:00May 11, 2019|

Fun and Narrow Cottonwood Wash slot canyon in Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Would you like to wind your way through a wonder of geological erosion? You should check out the slot canyons of Utah. A great example is Cottonwood Wash in Capitol Reef National Park. The wash meanders through pretty rock formations and grows increasingly narrow and vertical, which […]

2019-12-16T22:24:39-08:00April 5, 2019|

Views and Anasazi Ruins of Kachina Bridge in Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument of Utah is true to its name. The erosive forces of meandering waterways and crumbling rock has created an unusually high concentration of natural bridges within the area of this park. All of the famous ones are accessible by hikes and viewpoints.

One of the […]

2020-01-11T22:37:34-08:00April 4, 2019|