Saturday, April 08, 2006

Goose Rock

Here are the Things on Goose Rock, at Deception Pass. This is a mini-mountain very near the bridge that connects Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island, which is connected to the mainland by another couple bridges. They are standing by a Madrona tree. Most trees have expandable bark to accomodate new growth, Madrona tree bark peels off in curly strips.
They are lovely and unusual but a real pain to have to clean up after. This one is in a state park, so we can enjoy it without worrying about the clean up.

This is a picture of a more recent hike.

The trail is steep in places but there are nice spots to take a rest.

Here are the Things and their cousin almost to the top and already looking pleased with themselves.

9 comments:

The Grunt said...

Looks like you guys had a good time. The area where you live, Logo, is quite nice.

schnoodlepooh said...

we love deception pass and whidbey island is one of our favorite places to play.

weirsdo said...

Beautiful.
Before I saw this I was feeling proud to have finally explored the little town park that opened next door to us a few months ago.
Now I think I should get out more.

Logophile said...

Grunt~It was a really good time, and even nice and warm once the sun broke through. The view from the top is incredible too.

Schnoodlepooh~ I am from the island and in a completely unbiased way I say, it is one of the most beautiful places ever.

Weirsdo~ Good for you, getting to the park, were there some nice cannons to play with? Whidbey Island has Ft Casey, lots of lovely cannons. We will have to go there and take some pics for you.

lime said...

fun1 i'd like to see one of those trees!

weirsdo said...

No. There's an old silo, and a local mineral/rock collector guy told me one can find arrowheads in the creek there, but one has to fight one's way through the privet (invasive, alien plant species imported by idiots who wanted English yew mazes; now chokes stream banks) first. Half of the parkland is a new cemetery where no one is buried yet. It has a nice fountain and a place for ashes urns that looks like the Vietnam Memorial in D. C.

Logophile said...

Lime~ They are cool, we will add that to the list of things to do when you come visit.

Weirsdo~ Ooooo, hunting for arrowheads sounds like a good time, and those darn Enlgish (says the woman with bamboo taking over a corner of her yard).

weirsdo said...

Hey! We have a bamboo grove planted by the Japanese wife of a previous owner. It's beautiful, but I hope we don't get sued when those roots start pushing up the coffins that will soon be next door. . . .

Kat said...

What a neat tree! I've never heard of it before. I don't think we don't have them down here in my neck of the woods. :)