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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Whidbey Island, WA and Other Places Around There

This pic was from the RV park on the Naval Air Station, Whidbey. 
This was our site for four days, July 2 6 and we were able to visit some interesting places while here.  One of those places was San Juan Island, which I blogged earlier.
This one of those places.  Coupeville.  A small sea port steeped in nautical history.
From Wiki:  Coupeville was founded in 1852 by Captain Thomas Coupe and is the second oldest town in the State of Washington. The town continues to preserve original pioneer homes with a variety of historic architectures including pioneer Block Houses, Saltbox, and Victorian Queen Anne style. Coupe's original home, built in 1853, is one of the State's oldest.  Coupeville was officially incorporated on April 20, 1910.
Coupeville is a historic district is within the federal Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. The reserve was established by Congress in 1978, as the first and now one of the largest National Historical Reserves in the nation.  Its 22 square miles (57 km2) also encompass farmlands, Fort Ebey State Park, Fort Casey State Park, shorelines and beaches, parks, trails, and 91 buildings and structures on the National Register of Historic Places.  Some of the above places will be included in this blog, which we visited as well while camped at Whidbey NAS.
A couple of sunsets from our gorgeous camp site...
The camp host was quite the horticulturist.
Those sunsets....:-)
Above the ferry from Whidbey to Port Townsend...
Check out the Sea Gull chicks. And below, arriving at Port Townsend thru the motorhome windshield.
We had other adventures while camped at Whidbey Island NAS.  Here a few other pics from other places:
Ebey's Landing National Monument Homestead
Here is another place we visited on Whidbey Island:  Fort Casey and the Admiralty Head Lighthouse.
These big guns are remnants of WWII era harbor defense.  Three forts, this one and two on the other side of the straights provided a formidable, if not impenatrable defense.
The park volunteer presented a nice 45 minute tour of the Fort.
A distant view of the Kitsap and Olympic Mountains
The gun breech and the projectile loading elevator under the mount
Deception Pass was another place on the Island which had some beautiful views of the isthmus between the two islands.
Above, the bridge connecting the two islands
Well, that about wraps up the blog on Whidbey Island.  We went to a few other places, but include them into a future blog.  This blog was finished contemporaneously from Lincoln, NE on Oct 7, 2015.

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