So today it was glorious and shiny here on Whidbey. The Boof and I decided to head north to Ebey Landing, a delicious spot to enjoy the beach and hiking.
This is the field behind the Greenbank Farm. The old buildings are now used as shops (my favorite cheese shop is there), restaurants and galleries. This is the off-leash dog park which includes acres of fields to roam and also trails into the woods. But we had no time to stop today as Ebey awaited.
Finally we arrived at Ebey’s Landing. This shows both beach area and the BIG HIKE. It is 5.6 miles round-trip. You can see the folks traipsing up the beginning of this arduous but stunning trek. There are no guard rails or warnings that you are walking on a trail about a foot wide in some areas and a steep drop down to the beach. Not for the timid.
Despite being such a perfect day, clear, still and 48 degrees, the crowds were not too bad and we began our adventure. This is a pebbly place and many folks come to hunt for agates. I would not know one if it hit me square, but I do love the action of the water on the smooth pebbles.
We came across this fine old tree stump which had been fashioned into a monument of sorts by the elements. I was captured by the shape and intricacies of this marker, as you can tell.
Rocks become trapped inside of the tree’s smooth and wrinkled skin.
I actually got some color on my cheeks this day! Glorious and well spent afternoon with the Boof. We stopped at our local grocer for supplies for dinner and I needed to remind everyone just how determined locals are about the upcoming football shenanigans.
Appreciate your time!