My Annual Hike at Ebey’s Landing

August 24, 2012

Hiking trail up to the bluff at Ebey’s Landing

When I have company from out-of-town, I like to take them to Ebey’s Landing, one of my favorite hikes on Whidbey Island.  This loop trail provides a perfect slice of Pacific Northwest life — a ferry ride to get there, expansive views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, bucolic rural scenery, and a beach walk.  It’s not too strenuous, and a breeze keeps you cool even on a hot, sunny summer day.

We experienced a special treat on this most recent hike — a plein air artist was working on a landscape in oil pastels.  I always love to see artists at work.

Easel and trays of oil pastels at Ebey’s Landing

Steven R. Hill, plein air artist

An artist’s hands

Plein air art at Ebey’s Landing

View from Ebey’s Landing: a rural landscape with Mount Baker on the horizon

View out over Puget Sound

Looking down at the lagoon from the bluff at Ebey’s Landing

View of Olympic Mountains from across Puget Sound

3 Responses to “My Annual Hike at Ebey’s Landing”

  1. Elece Hollis Says:

    Enjoyed these photos. It is beautiful scenery and your compositions are great. I enjoy all your posts.


  2. Thanks for sharing the beautiful views!

  3. garden.poet Says:

    Ooh, I love the blues in the last photo. Amazing how nature arranges the colors in her palete.


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