Whidbey Island: A Photographic Tour – The Beach

As I mentioned in my last post, I took over 1200 pictures. Some great, some horrible, most tolerable. Don’t worry. I won’t share them all. That would be like going to great Uncle Horace’s house and watching his vacation slides. Great for insomniacs, bad for blog readers.

I am going to break them up, though. So today I give you…


Our Island Abode

The view of Double Bluff from our Island Abode

The walkway to our treasures. Gretchen’s husband, Big, helped build it.

Beauty on the beach

A live sand dollar

Lunch time

One of Susan’s greatest finds

Kellie and His Girl taking a break from touching slimy things to get some snapshots

This is a moon snail. A big moon snail. There is nothing wrong with it. This is what a moon snail is supposed to look like. Poor little moon snail.

The girls peaking over the vastly interesting barnacle rock

Susan’s crabs, not to be confused with cooties

A sampling of our beach booty

What a fun morning that was. Gretchen gave us bags to carry our finds in, but I was so busy taking photos that I only brought home three things. A sand dollar, a snail shell and a clamshell. And I don’t even think I actually gathered them off the beach. I think I pilfered them from someone else’s finds. But what are they going to do? Come get them?

Next tour – Island Living


  1. Carpoolqueen on August 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Somehow, that barnacle rock smelled a whole lot better out in nature than it does shut up inside a quart-sized zip lock bag in my luggage.In case you need to know.

  2. Jenster on August 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I did need to know. Thanks.

  3. Gretchen on August 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I just might come get them. ;)Great, great, great pics. And I'll tell Big of the shout out. He'll be so proud. Missyou.And look at that finely painted deck.

  4. Brandy on August 16, 2009 at 12:26 am

    What are they gonna do – come get them? I bet that is what you wish for!! Love your photos.

  5. Cheryl on August 16, 2009 at 10:10 am

    What amazing pictures! Wow, I would love to walk on the beach and find all those cool things. I wish I could go right now!

  6. Monnik on August 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Oh my gosh! Such amazing photos! They are just beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

  7. His Girl on August 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    you did a wonderful job, jenster… and let me just tell you that sounded like a challenge…would LOVE to be back in PA.I mean… might need to come get my shells…

  8. beans on August 17, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I love the pics–and your compassion for that funny looking moon snail! Who knew such funny things lived out there!

  9. Beth on August 18, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Hi! I'm just here visiting from Swishy's blog and those beach photos are DA BOMB!!!!! wow, I'm so unbelievably jealous right now….I have to go hit something.

  10. Becky on August 18, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Moonsnails and goeducks…the freaks of the Puget Sound, lol.The pictures are so good it almost felt like I was there! (Well, except for the fact that I wasn't IN the photos and, you know, having coffee and stuff with you gals, lol.)

  11. Cheryl Wray on August 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    These pictures are AMAZING!!! What a wonderful time you gals had!

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