Tuesday, November 8, 2011

such beauty








One of our favorite places to visit is Deception Pass. If you ever
come to visit, you'll definitely be seeing it! 

It lies about 30 miles north of us, toward the Canadian border.
Once you get to the pass you can drive over the bridge that
separates the Strait of Juan De Fuca and   Saratoga Passage

Walking over the bridge you get the view of your lifetime.
The water is the color of the Mediterranean
and where the two waters meet are whirlpools
you'll want to keep your kayaks out of.(or be a very
experienced kayaker.
Our favorite things to do are hiking, walking on the beach or
having a picnic.







Here's some interesting history on why it's called
Deception Pass.(compliments of wikipedia)




HistoryIn the spring of 1792, Joseph Whidbey, master of HMS Discovery and Captain Vancouver's chief navigator proved that it was not really a small bay as charted by the Spaniards (hence the name "Deception"), but a deep and turbulent channel that connects the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Saratoga Passage, which separates the mainland from what they believed was a peninsula (actually Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island). Thomas Coupe, a sea captain and founder of Coupeville, was the only man ever to sail a full-rigged ship through the strait discovered by Whidbey.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, the pictures are stunning!Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  2. we were stationed on Whidbey Island for a couple years and I am sure I didn't appreciate it (right from home and young) I would love to live there now! but if I remember right it rained almost every day! that is what makes it green and lush ..beautiful place !!! ....get better sister! Penny

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  3. That looks really beautiful. The one thing we miss, where we live, is proper moving water.

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