Ferries, Bridges + Whidbey Island
Here it is: the next installation in our travel journal and second stop on our trip through the Northwest: the beautiful Whidbey Island, which, unfortunately, we only had a couple of days to explore.
Of course, even a few hours is still more than enough time to take an inordinate amount of photos! And we did our best to accomplish just that...
The next leg of the trip started with another ferry ride, this time across the water from Port Townsend to Whidbey Island, with more beautiful views to enjoy along the way.
During the drive to the evening's destination in Langley, a stop at the historic bridge at Deception Pass gave way to vistas of rugged cliffs, old-growth forests and the dramatic island coastline.
Upon arriving at the Inn at Langley, it was soon apparent that it was more than worth the lengthy drive and ferry-hopping to reach such a stunning location- right on the water and about as serene as it gets.
There's nothing quite like the sight and sound of the rising tide just steps beyond your balcony and the Cascade Mountain Range far in the distance...
Of course, we were just as enthusiastic about the architecture, featuring a well-executed and detailed craftsman aesthetic, celebrating the influence of the Japanese tradition that had a significant impact on Frank Lloyd Wright and a number of his contemporaries.
So, though we all wished we had more time to spend in this charming town, it wouldn't be too long before we were heading back south and on the way to Portland.
See you there for the final installment of our travel blog posts!