There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
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Showing posts with label Coupeville. Show all posts

12 December 2013

the shadowlands of Whidbey Island: Christmas time in Coupeville

It was mid morning when I strolled down the quiet empty side street. Christmas music was floating in the air, and as I make it onto Coupeville's historic Main Street, a lone flutist is playing to no one.

My smile widens, and I wander up and down the different store fronts, and marvel at the creative and unique styling of this little town.
The empty pier is a perfect place to sit and listen to the soft lapping waves of the Puget Sound. A sailboat in the harbor, a couple enjoying morning coffees, birds inquisitively pecking for food on the shore.
The town's restaurant opens for lunch, and I get a table overlooking the water, giant windows lend to great views while enjoying a local IPA and some fresh locally caught fish.

I'm connecting to my Island of birth with a closeness one never would have expected.