After visiting Greenbank Farm and the Admiralty Head lighthouse on Whidbey Island last Thursday, Tina and Truman and I headed up to the town of Coupeville. There we found a few blocks of boutiques, galleries, souvenir shops, and cafes in attractive older buildings.
We popped in to the Lavender Wind Farms shop -- I love all things lavender. I bought some lavender bath powder there.
It was another dog-friendly place. Here is Truman admiring a sculpture:
Then we strolled out onto the pier:
In the building at the end, we got to admire sea creature skeletons.
There was a souvenir shop inside, where I bought a little replica of the lighthouse.
As we were now about halfway up the island, we had a decision to make: turn around and go back via ferry, or continue north to Deception Pass where we could cross to the mainland. The drive north, and then east to I-5 and south to Seattle would take about two hours. The drive south and the wait for the ferry would take about two hours. We opted for north.
I'm not that fond of bridges, and the Deception Pass bridge is pretty high and a little unnerving for me, but fortunately, it is also short. I only closed my eyes briefly. Before we drove over, though, we stopped to check out the views on foot:
I might have gone farther onto the bridge, but I had Truman and he did not care for the way the bridge rattled whenever trucks drove over it. So we stuck to the near end.
Then off we drove, back to Seattle. It was a long day with lots of stops and fun activities -- tiring, but very enjoyable. There were plenty of things we missed, too -- so we hope to get back up there one of these days.