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Tour without a goal – 6 July 2014

Tour 2014 day 3 - Magic hour on the edge of Fidalgo Island

“If a thing is worth doing once, it is worth doing over and over again – exploring it, probing it, demanding by its repetition that the public look at it.” -Mark Rothko

coastlines
Another day spent in very familiar territory. Apart from beginning/ending many tours in these parts I grew up on Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands, on which I did the bulk of today’s ridding. As is just was on Port Townsend a month or so ago I didn’t linger long. But I did of course have to go to Better Living Through Coffee for a fresh cup of their Sumatra. I had my cuppa and upon seeing the ferry pull in I made my departure. This would be my only ferry ride of this tour and as always I enjoy sailing the sound.

Tour 2014 day 3 - leaving Port Townsend

Once I was on Whidbey I crossed the island going through the “prairie” until I was in Coupeville and then from here on out I was riding along e coasts. I love this route on Madrona along Penn Cove and hilly West Beach road with its high bluffs above the water. There is a jog past the navy base and a bit along e center of the island here but soon I was crossing Deception Pass and was on Fidalgo Island. I took the scenic route: Rosario Road past my childhood home and then past Mount Erie and Heart Lake. Back along the water I rode out to Washington Park where I found the h/b site empty save for two almost tame fawns. I set up and went to watch the sunset.

Tour 2014 day 3 - islands

black, white and orange butterflies flit by
– trees hide my childhood home

See all of today’s photos here.

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