We arrived on Whidbey Island, Washington, on Wednesday and knew we should settle down for Labor Day weekend. The Deception Pass State Park could only give us the first two nights, but we got the last site for the holiday weekend at the private park across the road. We felt very lucky and are finding that the island has a lot to keep us occupied. I’m happy because I needed a rest from daily travel.
Today we were out exploring, turned down a street to see if I could get a shot of an interesting barn, and there was an old orchard with lots of old, rusty farm implements. J. loves these sorts of things so he pulled over and I grabbed my camera.
This island is an important tourist destination, but it still maintains many of the characteristics from its history. One of these is farming – there are still fields and cows and barns and orchards. Peaches, corn, and blueberries are at the farm market down the road. And these farm implements are a reminder that Whitbey is a farming area.