This is the view out my window today…
Yep, definitely a comfort food kind of day. I’m thinking mashed potatoes and gravy or maybe shepherd’s pie? Hmmm…
Anyhooo, while the weather today is dark and dreary, believe it or not it’s not always this way up here in the Pacific Northwest. We had some amazingly sunny days over the past weekend so we were able to do a tiny bit of bee-bopping around. I mean after all, it’s not often you get two or three nice days in a row so we didn’t want to waste it!
Our first stop was Washington Park (original name, huh?) on the western outskirts of Anacortes. There was a wall of fog that was just lifting, or maybe it was just stationary, but it was picturesque either way.
This area of Puget Sound, called Rosario Straight, is a major shipping channel in Northern Washington. According to folks at Wikipedia over 500 oil tankers pass through the strait each year. This seems like a very accurate number as there always seems to be one in sight. The tankers travel to and from the refineries in Anacortes and Cherry Point. There’s also a ferry route that leaves from Anacortes and goes out to Friday Harbor at San Juan Island and then on to Sidney, British Columbia. So there is plenty of vessel activity in the waterways surrounding the islands.
We spotted a ferry making its way back to Anacortes through the fog.
I imagine this tug boat was going out to meet one of the many oil tankers that pass through.
After making the Washington Park Loop we drove back into town to check out the view from Cap Sante Park. The park overlooks downtown Anacortes and Cap Sante Marina to the west and March Point, Fidalgo Bay and the Cascades to the east.
There’s one of those tankers we were talking about…
The Boss spends his days out on March Point where Shell and Tesoro both operate refineries.
To the brilliant blue skies…
The unexpected and fabulous weather made for a wonderful weekend and a great day for photos, nuptial or otherwise. I wonder if the newlyweds having their pictures taken at the park thought they would get such a dry day in January.
Well, it looks like the weather for this coming weekend will be less than stellar. But I have to say, I’d rather have it a little dreary than deal with extreme freezing temperatures happening around the country.
How’s the weather where you are today? If it’s freezing and snowy I hope you’re safe and warm inside. If it’s sunny and warm I hope you get a chance to get out and enjoy it… and feel free to send some this way! 🙂