west coast diaries - part four: exploring + fort casey



























May 16. We spend the morning walking up and down the rocky beach, exploring with the dogs. Rocket and Pearl go berserk and have to smell everything and stuff their wee faces into the sand. Me and Dad build cairns on different pieces of driftwood. We’re planning on going out for a drive, so Katie and Momma get ready while me and Daddy take a quick bike ride. We go all over the campground and down this dear little path through the woods and along the coast. It was quite magical. 

After our bike ride, we drive around the local towns for a bit. There are espresso shops everywhere! No bigger than toll booths, with a drive through window, plopped down in the middle of a parking lot. It’s very interesting and quite adorable. So we stop by the harbor and walk around. There'es this beautiful overlook at Anacortes -- we stop there and climb around on the rocks and take pictures. Then we drive back into town and get some Chinese food for lunch. (The guy working there was quite amazed that we came all the way from Vermont just to see orca whales. Ha.)

We drive to a WWII fort called Fort Casey with a lighthouse where we met a very kind lady who told us about a hiking trail and a place called Port Townsend. The fort is so cool, and Katie wants to go back there sometime before we leave. After all these things, we go back to the campground, take another walk on the beach with the dogs. The showerhouses here have lots of hot water -- so I'm quite happy.

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love,
abbie


10 comments

  1. THESE PICTURES. Oh my goodness, they are INCREDIBLE! Skiwz. I LOVE these West Coast diaries. They are absolutely brilliant and full of memory (which is weird because I wasn't there, but it's the way you write it). Wow. Have I ever told you I love your blog????

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    1. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, thank you so much. ♥ Your comments make my heart SUPER HAPPY. Like, seriously. I'm so glad you like this series!! I was wondering if it was getting kind of boring... haha. But I've got SO MANY PHOTOS from this trip I have to dump them somewhere... :D

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  2. OH MY GOSH, love love love your pictures.
    i wish my blog was as awesome as yours <3

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    1. Awww oh my goodness. Thank you!! I keep meaning to comment on your blog, dear! Believe me, I've been stalking and it's gorgeous. ♥

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  3. This is beautiful! the west coast diaries are AMAZING!! (i have a question though....i'm from Montana...do they not have the little drive through coffee-shops where you're from? because they're like, all we have over here. just curious :) also, you're inspiring me. my family took a trip to AZ a couple years ago and i think i'm going to mimic you and put my travel journal on my blog. because this is an incredible idea! :)

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    1. Yay! I'm super glad I inspired you to do a travel photo series like this! You should totally do it, because such great fun. Montana is SO beautiful oh my gosh. We could only drive through while making a beeline to WA, (*sniff*) but what I could see from the highway was absolutely gorgeous. I live in a small town in Vermont, so I've never seen drive-through coffee shops over here in New England/the northeast. They're so cute, though! I wish we had them, even though I don't drink coffee. ha. Thank you for the sweet comment, Sami!

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  4. oh. my. goodness. i live 45 minutes away from here!!! AGH. that's just crazy.

    isn't the fort amazing though?? it's even more amazing that they didn't have to use it!! i'm so glad you were abel to visit it.

    (did the guide tell you that the soldiers used to play baseball with all their spare time? >.<)

    and yes, we have espresso shops *everywhere*. seattle is quite addicted to coffee. haha :)

    your pictures are incredible, abbiee. these diaries are such a joy to read!

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    1. SFNSKNSABDKJSN. YOU LIVE 45 MINUTES FROM HERE?!!? WHAAAT. That is awesome, girl. No, I didn't know that the soldiers played baseball in their spare time! That is so funny. Yeah, it was amazing that they didn't even use the fort...crazy. Oh yes, Seattle and their coffee. Hehe. My sister SO wanted to go to the original Starbucks, but alas -- no time. Thank you so much, Evelyn! You're the sweetest. ♥

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  5. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Sounds like you had a lovely day too.

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you so much, Alice! ♥

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