Thursday, July 17, 2014

Skywatch Friday:  The Neighborhood

South Fidalgo Island from Mount Erie

This is a view of my South Fidalgo Island neighborhood from the summit of Mount Erie looking southeast.  I come up here every once in a while to take this same picture.  I keep hoping to find a moment when the air is free of haze.  This one from June is one of the best.  When it is very clear, it is possible to see Mount Rainier from here more than 100 miles/161 km away.  But not this day.

The closer body of water is Lake Campbell.  Beyond is Skagit Bay, the northern-most reach of Puget Sound.  The bay is bounded on the left by Fidalgo Island and on the right is Whidbey Island.  The small islands in the bay, left-to-right, front-to-back are Kiket, Skagit, Hope and Goat Islands.  Does anyone know if the little island in Lake Campbell has a name?



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9 comments:

Christian WeiƟ said...

Great view, looks like a lot of nature.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful capture and skies!! I've visited Fidalgo when I lived in Seattle and found it to be such a lovely place!! Thanks for sharing, Dave! Have a great weekend!

Photo Cache said...

that's the view!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful sky photo and gorgeous place for SWF ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Light and Voices said...

I think you are very creative to go back and go back and try to take the same photograph. Very scenic area.
JM, Illinois

Felicia said...

WOW, amazing view. Thanks for sharing.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks amazingly clear to me!!

ladyfi said...

How lovely!

Nanda Kumar said...

Wow!

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