In this final installment of my Island Hopping Adventure we find ourselves back in Washington State to explore the San Juan Islands.
|Ferry to Anacortes... Mt. Rainier in background|
As usual and especially while traveling, I tend to look at all of my surroundings through the eyes of an artist... the new scenery, new communities, artwork and music by local artists, regional cuisine... for me, inspiration lies around every corner! The photos below represent a variety of subjects that caught my interest along the way...
Anacortes, Fidalgo Island... sampling of community art installations
| This piano is part of an art competition, each decorated by local artists - |
several are on display along the main street
Deception Pass State Park...
Bridge connecting Fidalgo & Whidbey Islands
highlights of Coupeville, Oak Harbor, Fort Ebey, Friday Harbor
All journeys, no matter how enjoyable, must come to an end... so, it's homeward bound for us! Leaving the islands, we headed east on the "North Cascades Highway"... you'll see from the photos below that I tried to capture just how beautiful and picturesque this area is... but, I recommend seeing it for yourself... you won't be disappointed!
|Skagit River - North Cascades National Park|
|Skagit River Gorge|
|Diablo Lake - gorgeous green color|
|View of the Glacier Peaks above Diablo Lake|
|North Cascades Mountain Range|
|Another wonderful view around every curve!|
|... and another!|
|Mural in Winthrop, WA|
|Cowboy Bronze in Winthrop|
Thank you for popping in & sharing my travel memories...
Hope you enjoyed tagging along!!
Until next time, Happy (ART) Trails!!