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
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.