Thursday, September 11, 2014

LaConner, Anacortes and Deception Pass, Washington

Thursday, September 11, 2014

LaConner, Washington
We had breakfast at the Channel Lodge and enjoyed an "artful" walk through the town.  We visited the antique shop, "Nasty Jack's." I found a little sack of vintage valentines that had not been used.  Reminded me of the valentines I gave away when I was in grade school.  I will use them as book marks.  We walked through a lot of galleries and shops.  A lot of inspired artists in the area using all art mediums to produce beautiful paintings and objects d'art....with the Rainbow Bridge, Water Channel, the surrounding country side with tulip fields in the spring and Mt. Baker to inspire them.  We found a coffee shop that made Phil a blended iced mocha.....very tasty. There was a shop called "The Wood Merchant."  It was a shop after his own heart!  Hand-made furniture, clocks, boxes, cutting boards, salad bowls, plus smaller items, like; wooden birds, fish, bookmarks, earrings, guitar picks, all made from different types of wood.....etc.
We had a nice walk and stopped for lunch at an outside fish and chips bar.  
Thank You, LaConner for a Great Day!

Main Street

Turn 180 degrees

Objet d'Art

Channel Views and Rainbow Bridge

Anacortes, Washington, located on the Puget Sound.  Two refineries are located in Anacortes.

Anacortes Marina.....find your boat!

Shipyard in Anacortes

Deception Pass - located near Anacortes
"Deception Pass" is a strait.....Named By Captain George Vancouver in 1792. He felt that he had been "Deceived" as to the "Nature" Of The Inner Waterway which created whirlpools when the tide would enter and leave this area......Port Gardner (Now Saratoga Passage) Capitan Vancouver wrote on his chart, "Deception Pass."

Look closely for the bridge through the trees....

Under the Bridge

The Views to the East from on top of the bridge

Another great day in Washington!
Tomorrow "catching" the Ferry at the Olympic Penisula.

"Journey Mercies"