A great big headline to catch some attention, because everyone likes attention

So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

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Unpermitted Building

Recently I caught a shot of the new guy building without a permit on the creek. Trouble-maker.  We are now having to wrap all our trees with wire or they will be used as part of the new lodge being constructed.  We’ll see if his construction abilities can withstand the winter flooding.  Good luck pal!

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American & English Camp

When on San Juan Island you can visit the only British flag flying on American national park soil.  When Great Britain and the United States in 1859 agreed to a joint occupation of San Juan Island until the water boundary between the two nations could be settled, it was decided that camps would be located on opposite ends of the…

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Kenmore Air

Take a flight on Kenmore Air to the San Juan Islands.  Launching from the water in the north end of Lake Washington (in Kenmore) or South Lake Union, it is certainly a unique way to travel.  We flew to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.  It was a quick and beautiful way to get there.  We avoided the stress of the…

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Mountains to Sound Greenway

What is it?  In short it is a collection of outdoor activities put together and protected by a dedicated group of people determined to preserve open space for all of us. Mission:  The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between…


Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

Our weekend forecast may have you looking for a nearby day-hike.  If so you should consider Rattlesnake Ledge trail.  This is a four mile roundtrip day hike that the whole family can do.  But will also make you feel like you earned that nice cold pint at Snoqualmie Brewery on the way home. As a bonus Seattle residents can see their…

Take Flight This Weekend

We got a tease of Spring last weekend, but it looks like the rain has returned. If you are looking for an indoor activity this weekend try iFly Seattle. We had a great time. Family friendly and good for almost all ages. The instructor was fantastic! Welcome to iFLY Seattle Come and experience indoor skydiving at iFLY Seattle. It is…

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Volunteer Park & Seattle Asian Art Museum

Located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood Volunteer Park makes for a wonderful day. Located inside this almost 50 acre park is the Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle Asian Art Museum and an old water tower with an observation deck 75 feet (or 106 steps) above the ground. In the Summer there is a wading pool for splashing around and cooling off.…

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Goat Port

With the addition of the new kids to the herd, space was feeling tight.  So last weekend we hammered out a new goat carport on the barn.  Thus providing some more covered area.  This weekend we will add additional feeders so that meal time is not so crowded inside the barn.

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San Juan Islands National Monument

President Obama on Monday (March 25, 2013) established five new national monuments, including one in Washington’s own San Juan Islands.  An amazing and beautiful Northwest treasure. The San Juan Islands, an archipelago of more than 450 islands, rocks and pinnacles in Washington’s Puget Sound, are a popular outdoor recreational destination, known for its waterways and wildlife. San Juan Islands National Monument…