Posted by: sunnyharvy | October 2, 2014

I Shall be Deceived

Before leaving the mainland, we spent a day exploring Deception Pass State Park, Washington State’s most popular park with 77,000-feet of saltwater shoreline, and and three freshwater lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests,  abundant wildlife, sand dunes, 174 varieties of birds, plus spectacular views of shoreline, mountains, and islands. Soupy fog made for poor visibility in the morning, but the sun broke through after lunch.




Sand dune hike.


North Beach.



Bridge across Deception Pass.


View from bridge.


The Maiden of Deception Pass in human form. Read her story here.


The Maiden transformed into a sea creature with scales, barnacles, and seaweed hair.

After a surprisingly quiet overnight at the Anacortes ferry dock , we boarded a morning ferry to Sidney on Vancouver Island. We postponed our trip for a day because of the foggy forecast and were rewarded with sparkling sunny skies for our crossing. The ship’s course wound through the beautiful San Juan Islands.




  1. my kind of place! Love the story of the maiden. Love the Deception0655 photo!!

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