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Orcas Island

Apr 032015
 

It’s always exciting to be riding the big ferry and pull into the dock at Orcas Island in the heart of the San Juan Islands of Washington State.  I lived here for 4 years and my daughter was born here.  For me it has that deja vu feeling; a palpable sense of familiarity that is quietly comforting.  In and of itself, though, it is a magical place.  Mountain hikes, lakes to swim in, salt water beaches to explore and just the relaxed ambiance of Island life to bask in.  Pure magic.

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Mar 202014
 

It’s so beautiful here out on the Islands.  I was out wandering around at dusk, not too far from my sisters house.  I’d been out on the Island all day, exploring, visiting old haunts, taking photos.  I used to live here myself.  I met my wife here.  Our daughter was born here.  I worked here.  I bathed in the beauty here.  I hiked and explored and made friends here.  It’s been a long time now, but I love to come back and surround myself in Island time and beauty.  I’ll be back this summer for a nephews wedding.

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Oct 262012
 

I’ve always loved the views from Mt. Constitution.  No matter which way you look, east toward the mainland or west toward the setting sun, it’s almost always spectacular.  On this evening I got out of my car before reaching the top in order to get a good look at Cascade Lake down below and many of the other Islands to mix in with changing colors of the sky.  Of course, no one else was around.  I just parked and took off down the hill when everything mircaulously came together.

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Jul 212012
 

This is the heart of the original living room in the Moran mansion at Rosario Resort on Orcas Island, a part of the San Juan Islands in NW Washington state.  The islands themselves are pristinely beautiful, with eagles and salmon and orca whales roaming the tree tops and waters.  I lived here on Orcas for 4 years and my daughter was born here.  I don’t know if they build fires any more, but they should.  To sit on the couch by the fire with a warm drink, maybe a good book, and just take it all in; ahhhh.

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