Trip to Deception Pass

Summer is here, which means it's time for road trips around the beautiful Northwest. This past weekend  we went on a short trip to the Deception Pass area, on an island a few hours north of Seattle. Deception Pass is narrow stretch of water that divides two islands, it's also the spot where two large bodies of water (both part of the puget sound) meet, and create very tumultuous currents surrounded by impressive cliffs. It's called deception pass because it fooled Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver into thinking that Whidbey Island and Fidalgo Island were one long peninsula; it took them a long time to find this narrow passage that separated them, making them into two separate islands. In the 1930's a set of twin bridges was built to connect both islands over the water and now Deception Pass State Park is the most visited park in Washington.

We had decent weather towards the beginning and some nasty rain later in the day. This didn't stop us from doing some hikes around the park, walk over and around the bridge, stop at a few small towns, and a stop at an abandoned military fort. Here are some pictures: