Deception Pass Bridge

After decades of lobbying from locals, a steel bridge was finally constructed in one year between August 1934 and July 1935, to join Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island which was already connected to the mainland of Washington. The construction of the bridge was ambitious during the Great Depression but for the cost of $420,000, what became the Deception Pass…

Admiralty Head Lighthouse

Located within Fort Casey Historical State Park in the Coupeville area of Whidbey Island in Washington state, Admiralty Head Lighthouse was first constructed in 1890, then rebuilt in 1903. The brick lighthouse only had a short career being deactivated in 1922 and later used as a building for the training of working dogs by the army….

Ever wondered why they are called Sea Lions?

April 14th, 2012 –  Whidbey Island, Washington On a recent Gray Whale watching cruise the boat came across a Steller Sea Lion sunbathing peacefully on a buoy just off Possession Point on the southern end of Whidbey Island. These are the largest Sea Lion species in this area and also one of the rarest to see as they…

The Gray Whales of Whidbey Island

April 14th, 2012 – Whidbey Island, Washington I went on a Gray Whale watching cruise to Whidbey Island to see the whales on part of their annual migration from Baja, Mexico up the coast to Alaska. There is one group of around 12 whales though that return to this area each year and stay for the season, even though most…