Tag: Hood Canal

Scenes from Hood Canal – Dosewallips, Bald Eagles, and Camp Parsons

Hood Canal is one of my favorite places in Washington, wild and beautiful and chocked full of memories. But Hood Canal is not a canal at all but a fjord, a long and narrow inlet of Puget Sound. Originally called Hood’s Channel by Royal… Continue Reading “Scenes from Hood Canal – Dosewallips, Bald Eagles, and Camp Parsons”

Watching the Eagles on Hood Canal

Three days away coming and going on Hood Canal we saw eagles and stopped to watch them watching. For Six Word Saturday. ~ Susanne

Memories of Pink Rhododendrons

I like pink in small doses offset by other colors. Like rhododendrons found in the woods. Washington state’s flower, coast rhododendrons thrive under the dappled shade of forests, like these on Hood Canal. In fact, pink rhododendrons remind me of childhood trips to Hood… Continue Reading “Memories of Pink Rhododendrons”

Hood Canal Bottoms Up at Alderbrook

Hood Canal will always be a special place to me holding childhood memories of fishing and swimming at Pleasant Harbor where my grandma ran the store and my grandpa hauled in fresh shrimp on his boat. But that was many, many, years ago in… Continue Reading “Hood Canal Bottoms Up at Alderbrook”

Poulsbo, Port Ludlow and Hood Canal – a Trip in Glacier Blue

After returning from our getaway last week I noticed how many of my pictures were blue, blue, blue! So I thought they’d do nicely for this week’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge, Glacier Blue. Our destination was Port Ludlow on Puget Sound which would be… Continue Reading “Poulsbo, Port Ludlow and Hood Canal – a Trip in Glacier Blue”

Plovers in Black and white

Yesterday we stopped by Potlatch State Park at the southern end of Hood Canal, on our way home from Port Townsend. While Bob practiced casting I enjoyed watching the shorebirds. I think they were Plovers though I’m not certain of the particular variety even… Continue Reading “Plovers in Black and white”

Hood Canal, Dosewallips and Pleasant Harbor, a Journey Back

Let me introduce you to some new places in Washington. New to you, not to me for Hood Canal has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Canal? No, not really. Hood Canal is a fjord, a natural inlet… Continue Reading “Hood Canal, Dosewallips and Pleasant Harbor, a Journey Back”

A shrimp story

A recent visit with a long lost cousin reminded me of our shared grandparents and history at Pleasant Harbor on Hood Canal.

A shrimp story

Just off of Highway 101 where it runs along Hood Canal there was a small restaurant with a home in back and attached store in front.   They were owned and operated by Floyd and Elsie Chapman and the sign in front read “ELSIE’S PLEASANT… Continue Reading “A shrimp story”

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