Holiday in Centralia

September 2011

NEWS: Fall Hikes, Rainy Rainforest

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Cortes Island Beach Walk

Sometimes you really don’t know how much you need a respite until you’re there. I just needed a break—from routine, from traffic, from problems, from life. On a remote island off the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, I slowed down. Way down. When the tide is out, even if it is 6am, you have to […]

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Finding Peace in Washington’s Backcountry

This post was published on the 10-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The last time I owned a television was 1998, and there has been exactly one time I wished I had one since– the early morning of September 11th. I was in the shower when my Mom called as she watched the attack […]

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Sechelt Marsh is a Birding Hotspot on the Sunshine Coast

Sechelt Marsh is a brackish oasis for wildlife that live on and migrate along British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast.  Common birds like woodpeckers and  red-winged blackbirds are frequently seen and heard, but many rarities have turned up here as well. It’s a must-stop for birding enthusiasts traveling along Hwy 101 on the Sunshine Coast. Getting There: […]

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NEWS: Cascadia Hot Springs, New Ferry to Port Townsend

Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of vacation travel for some, but not for me. I spent most of my summer weekends closer to home in Seattle this year–in my garden, on hiking trails in nearby parks, or on day trips to nearby small towns. Now, I’m ready to get out a little further […]

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