Thursday, September 26, 2013

Washington (8): Tides, Clams & Sand

Our last full day on Fidalgo & Whidbey Islands was spent much like the others - exploring.  It's a part of the country so different from home, and so fulfilling for all four of us to experience new things at every turn.

We spent a good chunk of this particular day getting to know the tides. The little boat made the perfect marker to explain the tides to the girls. They were so tickled to hang out and pretend like they were sailing across the sea as it sat  there in the mud, when it was bobbing up and down in the water out of reach the evening before. We added more and more treasures to our baskets and dug up clams. We drove to the highest point on the island and looked out over a big blue world in all directions.  We pulled driftwood from the water and made an obstacle course. We frolicked. We basked. We discovered. We soaked it all in.

Here are the highlights.

"Skipping rocks" by the handful 

Perfect form. 

Someone was apparently 'over it' by this point

Seagull Photo Bomb

Josie's sea turtle sculpture

Home base / Porch fort