One of the beautiful places my friend Michelle took us when we visited the Pacific Northwest this year was Deception Pass. Joseph Whitby found the pass in 1792. George Vancouver dubbed it aptly since the sailors were duped initially, thinking the islands they were mapping were actually a long peninsula. Not so. The water was just shallow and the twists and turns of inlets tricky. On this beautiful morning they showed off a range of spectacular blues as our crew explored the tide pools.
We do a lot of mountains but not as much water, much less ocean. The new ecosystem captivated them.
Wherever we go I am drawn to the people. I've realized that while I love being out in nature, I am most likely to pull the camera out where people and planet intersect. While we were exploring the water's edge we found a group of men from a local hobby boat club. Good clean fun.
After climbing all over the shoreline Michelle took us to Deception Pass Bridge.
This is me standing 180 feet above the water after following the kids allllll the way across the bridge. Ok you can't actually see me because I am holding the camera. But still. Bravery points right there. We weren't planning to get all the way out there but it is a single lane path and no one told the first person so he just kept walking.
And thought the whole thing was pretty funny.
With any luck I am going to catch up on travel stories this month. Or at least make a dent in them! It's been so fascinating to study the states as we visit amathem.
Some resources for US States Studies we are playing around with:
state songs Did you know Connecticut has Yankee Doodle?
Because each state has unique landforms this set of manipulatives is a great tie-in
Since I ADORE vintage state plates you know I am all over this project