Category Archives: Fidalgo Is.

Bowman’s Bay/Rosario Head Winter Hike

A very nice out-and-back hike that is not too far from Mount Vernon.  This hike is in Deception Pass State Park, on the Skagit County/Fidalgo Island side of the park.  In the map view to the left, the trail is … Continue reading

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Sharpe Park – Montgomery-Duban Headlands

This is a fine short hike that is very near Deception Pass State Park, but is not part of the State Park System, but is part of Skagit County Parks.  Sharpe Park has been expanded and enhanced for public access … Continue reading

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Fridas Gourmet Mexican

It was my intention to make these blog posts for restaurants a ‘personal recommendation, not just a business listing.’  In order for me to make these recommendations,  I have to patronize these businesses and report on the food or service … Continue reading

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Calico Cupboard Bakery & Cafe

‘The Calico,’ as we call it, has been in Mount Vernon, WA since 1996, and has grown to be loved by all who know it.  They specialize in great breakfasts, lunches, coffee and baked goods.  There are also two other locations, one … Continue reading

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Deception Pass Dash – December

I ‘participated’ as a spectator the last few years, and it was very cool. This year’s event takes place on Dec. 9th, 2012 at 10:45 AM.  The staging area is at Bowman’s Bay, Deception Pass State Park.  All participants line … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Port Townsend, on the cheap!

I thought that posting a way to get to PT via the free Island Transit bus from Skagit Station would be a great idea….stay posted as soon as I figure out the bus schedules and how they line up or do not … Continue reading

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