Orcas Island Photos!

13 Aug

I’ve got a lot of photos for you today. These are mostly water-related pictures, taken on or around Orcas Island, Washington, where I grew up. We spent about two weeks there in July. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!

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Just around the corner from the ferry dock on Orcas.  I've always loved this view.

Just around the corner from the ferry dock on Orcas. I’ve always loved this view.

I love sail boats.

I love sail boats.

Mt. Baker, taken from North Beach.  This was the view from our living room when I was growing up.

Mt. Baker, taken from North Beach. This was the view from our living room when I was growing up.

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Low Tide.

Low Tide.

Mt. Baker and part of the Cascade Mountains, as taken from the ferry boat en route to Anacortes...and back to reality after two weeks of a wonderful vacation.

Mt. Baker and part of the Cascade Mountains, as taken from the ferry boat en route to Anacortes…and back to reality after two weeks of a wonderful vacation.

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14 Responses to “Orcas Island Photos!”

  1. em christensen August 13, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Just beautiful, Gretchen! I see where you get so much inspiration for your writing!

    • Gretchen O'Donnell August 13, 2013 at 8:12 am #

      Thanks for commenting, Em! Yeah, you get it. It’s in my blood. :-)

  2. Beth Ann August 13, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    Those views are fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Beautiful–simply beautiful!

    • Gretchen O'Donnell August 13, 2013 at 8:32 am #

      Thank you! I have so so so many more that I will post in weeks to come!

  3. Minnesota Prairie Roots August 13, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Oh, dear Gretchen, I see once again why you miss your beloved Orcas. The beauty is incomparable. Thank you for sharing the place of your heart with us.

    • Gretchen O'Donnell August 13, 2013 at 8:34 am #

      I truly do love my life and my home here in Minnesota, but yes, it’s hard not to miss the water and the mountains.

  4. Kathleen Cassen Mickelson August 13, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    What a beautiful place to grow up! I have to add this to places to visit. I’ve been to Seattle-area and on down the coast into Oregon, but I was a kid. I’ve probably forgotten more than I remember. These photos are great.

    • Gretchen O'Donnell August 13, 2013 at 9:32 am #

      Thank you! I’ve got plenty more to share too. And yes, you must add it to your list for sure. The Oregon and Washington coasts are fabulous, but it’s different on THE COAST of the nation than it is in Puget Sound and amongst the islands. You don’t get the long sandy beaches, you get different kinds of beaches…and always the view of other islands before you. My next post will be about the different types of beaches I found on this trip!

  5. Kate August 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Gorgeous!!! That view from your old living room is amazing! Pacific Northwest is on our bucket list! Would love to get to Vancouver, BC as well!!! Beautiful country! Glad you had a good time!

    • Gretchen O'Donnell August 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

      Yeah, it’s hard to go from that view to nothing but corn and soybeans now! And yes, you must get to the PNW – it’s fabulous. And we love Vancouver, too – it’s a great city, easy to get to, and very interesting. I posted about it a year and a half ago or so…probably January or February of 2012, if you’re interested. The post was mostly about visiting China Town. I still have some photos, come to think of it, of totem poles that I haven’t posted yet. I should do that! Anyway, BC all around is a great province. And if you can get to Victoria on Vancouver Island, you’ll LOVE IT!

  6. Hotly Spiced August 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    It’s very beautiful, especially with Mt Baker in the background. You must have had a wonderful holiday xx

  7. prairiewisdom August 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    What wonderful pictures!

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