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Every winter trumpeter swans from Alaska and northern British Columbia migrate to the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a bit more informaiton on these, the heaviest of flying bird, and where to find them in western Washington State.

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Railrioad Bridge Olympic Discovery Trail Sequim to Port Angeles

The Olympic Discovery Trail is a trail running through the Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean. This is the first of several posts exploring different sections of the trail, mostly from a cycling perspective.

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I cycled this route years ago, and intended to write about it at that time.

A few things may have changed since then, but it remains a good cycling route with a good stop at Remlinger Farms at the mid-point (when they reopen),

This route is also my first go-round with adding route sharing capacity. If you have a route you’d like to share with readers, you can do it!

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Kayaking Obstruction Island Easy Orcas Island Kayaking and Safe Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

Obstruction Island just off the southeast part of Orcas Island is a good place for beginner-intermediate kayakers to paddle without being carried away by currents. Here’s more about this satisfying island circumnavigation paddle.

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Tintype taken at the Port Townsend Victorian Festival

If you want to explore times of yore (sorry about the rhyme), head to Port Townsend for their annual Victorian Festival. We did in 2018 and encountered many a thing, including frightening(ly beautiful) ball gowns, tintype photography, and ghost stories.

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Cheryl in Kayak

You can only get to Blake Island in Washington State by boat (or seaplane, it turns out). It’s a fun kayaking adventure from Seattle or Kitsap County. Here’s more about kayaking and camping on Blake Island.

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The Hobbit House at the Brothers Greenhouses Washington State Hobbit Houses

Pining for the Shire? Here are a few places to visit to quell your hobbity cravings in Washington State without visiting Middle Earth (or at least New Zealand).

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