The Rambling Writer at Deception Pass

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we hike from Rosario Beach to Deception Pass Bridge in Northwest Washington.

This has been another year of Life, Interrupted for all of us, what with the COVID-19 upheavals continuing, and more. At the moment, it’s my computer rebelling, so I’m going to repeat/update a post from a year ago. At the time of this hike in the summer of 2020, I had just gotten the diagnosis of lung cancer (I have never smoked, just have to add that). Knowing I had major surgery in store, I packed in as much outdoor activity as possible before August. The good news this year is that my one-year CT scan is clear, and I’m feeling much stronger again with various rehab programs for various rebellious body parts. Oh, the joys of aging! So while I return to castigating my computer, here’s a lovely summer getaway to our nearby Rosario Beach and trails in Deception Pass State Park in the Salish Sea of our Pacific Northwest.

Once our long months of gray rain blossom into sunny summer, my native Pacific Northwest is truly glorious, and the trail from Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island (connected by bridge to the mainland) toward the Deception Pass Bridge offers quintessential scenery along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The madrona trees are especially beautiful.

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