One of the joys of living in Western Washington is the opportunity for outdoor adventure. One such adventure involves the 4th largest Bald Eagle viewing opportunity in the lower 48 states.
On Saturday my friend Don and I headed up to Rockport in the North Cascades to enjoy a float on the Skagit River to photograph the Bald Eagles.
I was offered a comp trip back in December (one of perks of having a highly glamorus “pennies per word/pixel” magazine contract and got an assignment out of it.
Then I took that nasty fall down the wet attic stairs during the storm from hell and couldn’t go because I couldn’t sit up and was barely able to walk more or less sit in a car for several hours and go on a raft trip.
Long story short, I needed (and wanted) to go on this trip, so we booked one.
My status as “Weather Witch” continues… (hey it was 7 ½ years before I saw rain in the rain forest) as we had fabulous mist, but no rain until after we were off the river.
It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL out there.
The Eagles did not disappoint
After a wonderful trip, we stopped off in Arlington for Mexican food and Cadillac Margaritas.
I was still a bit chilly when I got home, so I came up with a creative way to warm up.
How to tell you’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest too long # 126
You wear a wool hat in the hot tub.
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It was awesome!