Patos Island

I feel blessed for every day that I'm able to call the San Juan Islands home, some days, however, feel even more blessed. Such is always the case when I get to visit Patos Island. For the second straight year the "Round the County" race commitee generious ferried me to stunning Patos Island. And the... Continue Reading →

A Couple of “Late” Season Hikes

As it often does, summer sped by way to fast. But when I returned from Scotland, my amazing visit to Fair Isle, I was pretty darn determined to get up into the mountains a time or two before the monsoon season hits the Pacific Northwest. Goat Lake Trail - September 2018 My first trip was... Continue Reading →

Saying Goodbye to the Magic of Fair Isle

My time on Fair Isle is rapidly drawing to a close. But I’m still up before dawn shooting in the morning and scouting in the afternoon. I can’t quite tell which I enjoy more. The landscape here is so diverse and amazing. I’ve never before experienced the high, sheer cliffs like the one I’ve experienced... Continue Reading →

The Best Laid Plans of Mice & Men

Do sometimes, if only rarely, work to perfection. Such was my convoluted journey to Fair Isle Scotland (although locals might stubbornly prefer “Fair Isle Shetland”. But I’m smart enough not to get involved with that debate). And although I confess to being weary from the journey, it was so definitely worth it. Fair Isle Scotland... Continue Reading →

Fair Isle Scotland – The Prelude

Wikipedia What’s that old saying, “Mamma don’t let you babies grow up to be Cowboy’s”, well let’s add “Don’t let your Photographer’s become travel agents”. Well at least not this one. It all started out innocently enough, an email blast with an “unbelievable” airfare from Seattle to Edinburgh. My mind quickly went to rolling Scottish... Continue Reading →

First Visit to the Olympic Peninsula

Blue Mountain - Olympic National Park, Washington It seems this is the year I'm crossing a bunch of things off my list. Or more accurately, starting new photographic relationships. And the Olympic National Park could be a very long and intimate fling. Such a stunning location. And I fully realize that more than a few folks... Continue Reading →

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