Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. E. O. Wilson
If you’ve ever wondered why Pacific Northwesterners put up with dreary, wet winters it’s because of summers like this. We don’t have formal vacation plans this year but when an island hike is a short hour away from home who needs an airplane!
It only took a few minutes for Ryan and I to pack a lunch and check ferry schedules before we were out the door and on our way to Whidbey Island for our favorite hike along Ebey’s Landing. We started at the top soaking up these beautiful views then made our way down to the beach for lunch where Ryan found a driftwood fort just the right size for two and we settled in for our picnic, watching the waves and listening to seagulls.
A day away from our usual routines does wonders for the soul and the satisfaction of a true escape to nature can carry us through the weeks ahead.