I am so ticked off, really angry right now. What happened this year to Thanksgiving, one of our most traditional, non-religious, rooted-in-history holidays, and one I have very much looked forward to every year since I was a child?
Mutiny Bay is blanketed in morning fog with deep ship horns echoing from mid-channel. The July sky will clear with the day’s heat but we launch into a still, insulated world. John took a compass reading last night, so we can head in the direction of Double Bluff.
In the dark tent I find my earplugs. Listening to the pounding surf at Fort Ebey State Park is making me nervous. In the morning my husband and I plan to launch through the breakers and head south on the second leg of our circumnavigation of Whidbey Island.
Many of us are big picture people, some of us are better at seeing the small details. Hometown Hero Jerry Lloyd, however, sees the forest and the trees clearly at the same time. His motivation is what is best for the community as a whole, and then he narrows the needs of individuals all at once.
Finally, I have time to write after a very busy summer seeking out, enjoying and monitoring birds. And spending time with family.
Pastel artist Teresa Saia will give a demonstration to the Artists of South Whidbey next week. The group meets at noon and Saia will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Community Building, 18341 Highway 525 in Freeland.
Who put the aqua in Aqua Chautauqua? It's hard enough trying to set a world record, without trying to do it in the rain. Bob Effertz was gathering his troops at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley on Thursday afternoon in an attempt to set a world record for the number of people Hula-Hooping while playing the didgeridoo.
Hundreds of pairs of sneakers added a few extra miles to their soles this weekend as South Enders walked for the cure during this year’s Relay For Life. The weather held up for the 20 teams that walked for 18 hours between 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Whidbey High School track to raise money for the American Cancer Society.